• 2012hyundai avatar 2012hyundai Posted: 7/23/2012 10:30pm PDT

    I would like to drive on occasion up montain roads, mostly in the summer How does it handle driving up steep mountains?

  • jfed avatar jfed Posted: 7/24/2012 11:35am PDT

    Mella, we actually just ended up driving our Veloster through the mountains. It handles the steep hills just fine, but you'll end up having to keep the engine speed (revs) higher, which will reduces fuel economy and increases engine noise inside the cabin. But the car had no issues maintaining highway speeds.

  • fb_100000142492032 avatar Lucas Posted: 4/19/2012 6:29pm PDT

    Bought the Veloster 6 days ago, and everyone that sees it loves it. The sporty exterior and leather-trimmed interior make it look like it should cost $10k more than it does. The technology is excellent too, 7inch LCD touchscreen, XM satellite radio, and Hyundai's version of OnStar called BlueLink. You can unlock your car by logging into your MyHyundai account or by using your smartphone. Hyundai will email you monthly reports on your car's status. There is a LoJack type recovery system built in too. If I have to pick a gripe, it is having to pay for some of the cool BlueLink features once the trial period ends in 6 months...I will have to evaluate the value of paying for this type of service after the free trial. 39.5 mpg ave on HW.

  • james myers avatar james myers Posted: 4/17/2012 4:32pm PDT

    Where I live in Commie California, gas averages $4.39.9 cents per gallon. I thought this was a neat looking economy car? It probably has enough power for the mainstream.

  • fb_652512034 avatar David Posted: 4/16/2012 8:03pm PDT

    After six month's ownership, this is all you have to say? Not very useful to others, if you ask me.

    I've had mine 7 months FWIW.

  • jfed avatar jfed Posted: 4/16/2012 10:06pm PDT

    David,

    We've only had our test car for two weeks. We'll have it for six months. Stay tuned for more.