2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Today we've turned in the keyfob to our Six-Month Road Test 2012 Hyundai Veloster, and we're taking one more look back at something that's likely a priority for every shopper considering the Veloster: gas mileage. Through six months, we've appreciated its full-featured infotainment system, its...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Infotainment Issues

We've mentioned before that the Hyundai Veloster offers a lot of technology for not a lot of money. While we've been impressed with it, and the infotainment system overall, there's been one nagging issue we can't seem to figure out. And neither could Hyundai. Picture this: you're listening to XM...Read More»

Pandora audio streaming  -  in 2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Pandora Audio Streaming

Over the time we've had our High Gear Media long-term Hyundai Veloster test car, we've enjoyed a whole suite of entertainment services that aren't typically wrapped into a vehicle that has a bottom-line sticker of just $22,645. One of them is the capability to stream Pandora Internet Radio from an...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Dealership Service Experience

As much as we cover vehicle shopping, and aspects of the ownership experience, we don't get as much exposure to what's for many busy commuters a twice-a-year experience: taking your late-model car in to the dealership for maintenance. That's one of the reasons why we're keeping Six Month Road Test...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: The Great American Road Trip Video

Our extended stay with a 2012 Hyundai Veloster wouldn't be complete without a long-distance road trip--and now that we've finally settled back into the daily routine after about 5000 miles in the Veloster, we're ready to report good news on how it suited us on the journey. We've already shown you...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Yellowstone Photo Gallery

By now we are sure you've read all about our great American road trip. Our trip took us from Portland, Oregon to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with dozens of places in between. One of those places was Yellowstone National Park, and boy was it gorgeous. We took the opportunity to take some quick photos of...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Video Update

We're a little more than halfway through our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. So, what have we found? Great fuel economy and technology, and shortcomings with its visibility and rear seat, as you'll see here in our video road test. No doubt, the Veloster's styling can be somewhat...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: How's It Handle A Road Trip?

For those of you who followed along with us on our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster, we know you've been wondering: what's it like to drive the Veloster for more than 500 miles in one sitting? After spending nearly three weeks driving the Veloster across the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Road-Trip Fuel Economy

Now that we are back from our great American road trip in the Six-Month Road Hyundai Veloster, it's time to crunch some numbers. How did the Veloster fare when it came to fuel economy? We've already noted that our fuel economy in the Veloster has improved since the engine's break-in period. We have...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Rest Stop Reactions

If you've been following our adventures with the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster on social media, then you have already seen some pictures from our great American road trip. Our road trip lasted approximately three weeks and we covered quite a few miles and crossed many state lines during that...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Great American Road Trip

We've already put our Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster through a battery of unusual tests, including the Fido test and our Cars and Coffee challenge. Now it's time for its greatest challenge of all: the great American road trip. This Thursday evening, I'll be setting off on a cross-country road...Read More»

Owen, in the Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Fido Test

It took only a couple of weekends in our six-month road test 2012 Hyundai Veloster to glean that this small car could work surprisingly well for some city-dwelling dog owners. Yes, that's a bit of a surprise—especially considering its rakish, low-slung coupe profile. Usually, if you want a...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Break-In Period

We've had our six-month road test 2012 Hyundai Veloster for almost two months at this point, and we are just past the 1,500-mile mark. It's time to take a look and see how our experience with the trend-setting hatchback has changed since we received it. The first thing we'll note is the attention...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: A Real-World 40 MPG?

As the odometer on our 2012 Hyundai Veloster has been nearing the 1,500-mile mark, we've noticed the gas mileage getting better, especially the last tank or so—an indication that the engine is broken-in. Yes, the dealership might not have informed you of this, but vehicles don't get their...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Dual-Clutch Differences

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster, as we have it for our first Six-Month Road Test, includes a lot of standout technology for the money. Many of the Veloster's features, whether we're talking about mechanical underpinnings like the direct-injection engine, or its excellent connectivity and infotainment...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: Visibility Challenges

We have nearly 1,000 miles on our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster, and we've come to realize that the stylish exterior has come at the cost of visibility. With the Veloster, it's easy to take one look at this stylish hatchback and deem that Hyundai took the form over function route. That...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Cars And Coffee Challenge

One of the first tasks we wanted to accomplish during our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was to see how other car enthusiasts would react to the little Korean hatchback. And what better place to go than Portland's weekly car gathering in Tigard known as Cars and Coffee. It took no...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The First Cut Is The Deepest

It's something every new car owner hates: the first scratch. Whether it be on the paint, wheels, glass, or interior, it doesn't matter. The moment your new baby is no longer perfect. Unfortunately, it took less than one week for our new long-term 2012 Hyundai Veloster to acquire its first scar...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Truth be told, we already like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster—so much that when our High Gear Media editorial team decided to start doing long-term vehicle tests, the Veloster was one of our first choices. Why? Well, first there are all the reasons we point to in our full review of the...Read More»

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