So Far a Very Good First Car
By Steve on Monday, June 6, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,300
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Fun to drive, Good MPG, Cheaper than its rivals"
Cons: "Cheap Interior, lacks some performance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is my first brand new car I have ever purchased and I gotta say, I am quite impressed (owned this car for 4 months now)! For the price you do get a lot for your money with the Turbo model. Now I've looked at the Focus ST, Fiesta ST, WRX, and the Golf GTI, this car is thousands cheaper and you basically get the same stuff as the competitors. Now engine performance isn't the best in this car, with a 0 to 60 time of about 6.7 seconds, which isn't bad by any means, but its still a little bit slower than its rivals, but I don't mind that at all to be honest, its quick for me! The 6 speed manual transmission with the sport short shifter is remarkably smooth, very satisfying to shift in this car. With my lead foot, I still manage 28 to 32 MPG, I can get about 300 miles on one tank of gas (13.2 Gallon tank)and the best part is that the Veloster only requires Regular 87 Octane, not Premium fuel like the others! In the bends, it handles remarkably well! A little body roll here and there but the side bolsters on the bucket seats keep you strapped in for the ride. I absolutely love the exterior styling, some may have different opinions on it, but this is a sharp looking car, I catch people all the time breaking their necks trying to look at this thing haha, I love it! Now here comes the downside to this car, the interior...now the heated leather bucket seats are AMAZINGLY comfortable, you get a A LOT of head room in the front (I'm almost 6 foot) but the back seats on the other hand are more for people who are shorter than 5' 8" so if you don't carry more than 2 passengers on daily basis your all set. The quality of the plastics used on the door handles could be better, it just has that cheapy feel to them. The dashboard as well feels extremely cheap. The leather wrapped steering wheel is a very nice touch, but its already wearing out after 4 months of ownership. The Dimension sound system isn't bad, I've heard worse and better than this system. I do love the 7 inch touch screen center display, with the Bluetooth connectivity so I can call while Im driving and listen to my music. Overall the interior is decent, VERY spacious but not that high in quality. Now every hatchback needs to be practical, and the Veloster is pretty good at it! Granted I have to fold the back seats down every time I go golfing to fit my clubs, but I was able to fit a decently large mini fridge with about 5 medium sized totes in the back no problem. Ride quality in this car is pretty darn good, its not too stiff, not to soft, its almost just right! To me this is the perfect highway cruiser, its so smooth on the highway. Overall this is a fantastic little car and so far I'm pretty satisfied with its performance and features (especially the standard back-up camera and the 7 inch touch screen center display) Definitely recommend this car to anyone!"
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