Six-Month Road Test

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Video Update
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 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Do You Really Need An SUV?

A five-seat crossover vehicle sounds like the ideal solution to a family's needs, but won't a sedan do the same job nearly as well? Every time we get in the HGM Six-Month Road Test Passat, we end up at the same punctuation mark. Of course, the Passat begs the question--it's one of the biggest...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 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Wash, Wax, And 40.5 MPG

It's been nearly a month since we took delivery of our Six-Month Road Test sedan, the 2012 VW Passat TDI. In that time, it's rarely sat in Park for more than a day or two in the garage. Mostly, the TDI's been on the interstates and on long-distance treks, accumulating more than 3000 miles as it...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 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test, Durham, North Carolina
2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: A First Look At Quality

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI rolls on, and as it approaches a full thousand miles and a fully broken-in powertrain, we've taken a closer look at how our particular Passat measures up from a customer perspective in one critical way--initial quality. Picking up a...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 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Our Six-Month Road Test fleet is growing. Just three weeks ago, our first-ever SMRT car, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, took up light housekeeping at our Portland bureau. This week, the 2012 VW Passat TDI has descended on Atlanta HQ for an extended stay, and we have big plans for the big four-door...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»

2013 Buick Enclave
2013 Buick Enclave, Volkswagen Recall, Shelby GT500's Future: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster suffered its first injury and the Shelby GT500's fate is revealed. Porsche revealed the 2013 Cayenne GTS and we did some video walkarounds with a few new vehicles. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...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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