This car is cute, but it has mechanical gremlins. Run away!
As others have stated, the battery on my 2013 Veloster Turbo has died on me at least ten times, for no reason, usually after not having been driven for a day or two. Not a month, a day or two. The dealer says "there's nothing wrong!". I'm sick of getting stranded and having to jump start this car. I've read thread after thread of people who have had the exact same problem. When is Hyundai going to acknowledge that this is an ongoing problem with their car???
5 Year Warranty = Lies !
Coming home to find your new car flashing it's indicators on the nature strip is not ok.
Then when you go to get in to turn something... Anything off and it doesn't open even worse. Turns out a internal short in the ECU nearly burnt the car to the ground.
Two weeks after Hyundai Frankston had the car, the service manager accusing us 4 times of putting a battery in backwards they found the problem. There was no apology for the accusations and most importantly no reimbursement for the $190 battery we bought from Marshall to try and open the car...
Had an Audi 2007 very difficult to replace due to its quality so after doing my homework and a extensive research and a chat with my pockets I went for the Veloster turbo early 2015 because: 5 year warranty, 10 years road assistance, Lifetime Capped Price Servicing ($250), 3 years’ Free Map Update Plan.
Plus 150kw power is snappy when you step on it very cheap on petrol and the quality of the interior, the leather, the controls really amaze me, 40k quiet affordable for all the toys it has inside and out compared to similar sport cars and last but no least the 3rd door for the kids is a catch !!!!! very happy !!
First thing I love the LOOK of this car.
* Speedo out by 9km - Think you're doing 100km your doing 91km! (Wouldn't rectify this as technically they can be out by 10km, which is a JOKE! That is unsafe!)
* Change of navigation unit 4 times! - First was the blue tooth not working, then 3 faults in the head unit itself, let along the navigation system stuck on accept.
The repair guys tried to update system with USB on two occasions then kept replacing unit (TIME WASTED) as it was again fixed in December 2013 and now FEB 2...
Great little car
I love it. Great little car and goes like a rocket. My previous Hyundai Excel went for 18 years. I am glad I bought Hyundai again. The Veloster is an excellent little car and the fuel consumption is amazing. All the bells and whistles as well. I would recommend this car for sure.
Reliable, excellent fuel consumption. Quality finish.
The only thing I would say is a negative why, if they can put the third side door very craftily concealed, didn't they put another door on the other side?
Will Never Buy From Hyundai
My unfortunate experience came after a lengthy wait for the car we wanted (and we settled for auto as it would arrive 'sooner'). Finally it arrived and customer care virtually stopped there.
During the first 2 months of owning the car the battery died, we called NRMA and Hyundai customer service to come out, the only answer we got after it happening 3 times in 3 days was that there seemed to be a broken fuse.
We both checked it out yet couldn't find anything. We then called the centre we bought it from, yet they told us "It's not their prob...
Second Rate Satellite Navigation System
If it was just the car I would have given 5 stars, but lack of customer care and a navigation system that does not perform I can only give one, it has been two months now and the dealer has given up on me and left it to Hyundai to call me, that was a couple of weeks ago and I don't expect them to call, I have sent an email to Carsguide.com and will wait for his reply, if the speedo on my car was not 7kph out and the sat nav showed speed instead of altitude at least I would know accurately what speed I was travelling, the other issues involve applications that just don't work, but the owners manual says the opposite.
The car itself is all it should be
Customer Care Sat Nav
Nice to drive, shame about the media player
We bought this car a few months ago now and have done almost 10,000km in it.
There is no faulting the drive, the seats and the layout of the car, even the back is quite roomy and the boot is a good size.
It was never going to be a fast car, at a 1.6 engine we didn't think otherwise, but for those wanting something faster it might be worth giving the new Turbo version a look. t drives lovely though, it responsive without being twitchy and feels safe. I'm 5ft and my OH is over 6ft and we can both drive the car with no real issues.
We've had ...nothing but interest from other people when we're out in the car and it seems to appeal to people in a variety of age groups, probably because despite its sporty appearance it doesn't give up the ability to be practical. My one real gripe with this car is the media/phone system. There is nothing handsfree about the handsfree call system, if you really wanted to use this whilst driving (and I don't now as it's so bad) you continuously have to take your eyes off the road to scroll through contacts or type a name in. A far cry from the superb system in my previous Fiat 500. (Although the call quality is great) Additionally the shuffle button (on USB) always shuffles in the same order, which drives me mental, so you can only listen to your abum/music in two orders - the original or the shuffle version. It works better with an iPod (not an iPhone though!) so it might be worth investing in a nano if you don't already have one Great to drive, great looking, comfy, practical, sporty, good fuel economy, 5 year warranty Awkward Media System, Poor Handsfree, Obstructive view at roundabouts with wing mirrors
Veloster + FS2
Had this car for a week now. Overall very happy with it. For the price the level of equipment is great. I bought this car for a long commute (one side of BNE to the other and return every day). The sat-nav helps me avoid traffic congestion, comfortable seats, and great fuel economy.
For an idea first run with 13km's on the odo was achieving fuel economy of low 8 litres per 100 km's. Now with 850 on the clock and have been achieving 6.3 litres / 100 kms. This is a mix of suburbs at 60km's and highway driving.
Seen a heap of reviews tha...t the car lacks power. I chose the manual and actually like to change gears - if you know how to use the gears then the car is quick off the mark and easily keep up with, or move through, the traffic. Distinctive looks, great handling with minimal body roll. Sat - nav to route around traffic. Comfortable seats, great sound system. Need to know how to use your gears. If you want to accelerate change down a gear, or 2.
Hyundai, you are perfect
Bought this car about two weeks ago. What a great vehicle. Comfortable, stylish, feature packed, fun to drive, brilliant handling, room in the back for an adult to sit comfortably, plenty of boot space. It is such a pleasure to drive and brings a smile to my face very time I get in.
Hyundai as really come of age and you can see why other manufacturers are running scared.
Styling, Standard Features, Comfort, Stereo, Driving Manners
No Exhaust Note
99% happy +1% if I don't have buy navigation
This car is different from anything else Hyundai has to offer. I bought Hyundai Veloster 1 week ago and so far I'm very very happy with the amazingly packed functions: BlueTooth, reverse camera, reverse sensor, steering wheel control, climate control, large touch screen and so many other features. Alloy wheel comes free with purchase and it's a deal you hardly find elsewhere. As the title stated, I'm 99% happy with my purchase.
The only 1% left out is the fact I have to purchase an additional in-dash navigation system with it. I went to many...installers since I just hate to stick something on my windscreen, especially this one, the only choice I've got is an aftermarket in-dash navigation system called NaviPlus and it cost me $1699 for supply and fit. It runs well and I only need to press my 'setup' key on the dashboard to enter the Navigation menu. So, all in all, it's a good purchase and I'm a happy driver. Well, $1600 isn't cheap but at least there's one for me to pick up. However, you could always put up a portable navigation and stick it somewhere. It's just me I guess. Technology Package, inexpensive, energy efficient, FREE 18' Ally Wheel, high safety standard No built-in navigation
Not quite there....
I took a Veloster out for a test drive & was very disappointed in the lack of get up n go it had (maybe once the turbo is released will be better), I was comparing it to the Holden Cruze SRI-V turbo which is amazing to drive & comes with all the fruit. I guess if I just wanted a car for the "look at me" aspect then maybe I would consider the Veloster. Personally I think it's aimed at the younger market who cant afford a real sports car or a mid-life crisis car. While I am 6foot tall there was not enough head room & the cabin felt very cramped......ok for driving around on your own if you don't mind crouching in your seat. For the price of the + model I would expect satnav as standard, which it is not. Boot space not bad No power, very ordinary 1.6lt, cabin too small also not enough head room.
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Questions & Answers
So I’ve been told the car is gutless, I’m looking at buying a 2015 turbo auto my16 FS II Veloster
Would love to know your thoughts?
I only have a base model Veloster and have to agree that it doesn't have a lot of power. However, I don't need or want a powerful car. I'm sure the turbo model would be better. It's a great little car overall.
Mine is a non turbo yep it's gutless. Friends call it the sewing machine. I wanted a small economical car and that's what it is no more no less. After having it a year now, my disappointments are that it has no sat nav, I find the ride very hard due to the low profile tyres and it's very noisy in the cabin compared to our other family car. Plenty of room in the back from passengers under 5'2 - others will be very cramped.
Nav won't change it's start point. Just keeps showing an address that we are no where near. Any ideas?
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||103kW @ 6300rpm|
|Max Torque||166Nm @ 4850rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2012|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2017|
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