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G'day all,

New member, future VT owner here... I'm about to drop an order on a VT for early next year, and am struggling to pick my colour. I've seen all of them on the road now, with the exception of a VT in the matte Young Gun scheme... does anyone here have one they could post some good pics of? Can never tell what the colour actually looks like on the Hyundai website; for instance Battleship looks pretty good on the website, but frakking awful in the flesh, so to speak. I was going to get the Marmalade, but see that it's not offered anymore and am currently leaning towards Stormtrooper, but like the sound of the matte Young Gun. If only I could see one, there don't appear to be any at the dealerships in Perth!!!

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Ah, Stormtrooper is white! You better be careful about what you say about colours because you never know who may own a turbo in the colour you describe as frakking awful. I thought Battleship looked ordinary on the website but alright in metal, especially in the sun. I don't know about the long-term durability or resale value of matt paint (I don't like using French grammar rules in English, such as matte is the adjective of voiture (car) en Française).
 

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As with anything, opinion on colour is highly individual, and one should not take offence if someone disagrees with a particular opinion. You like Battleship, I don't. Some people like Holdens, some like Fords. I think both suck, and answer the Holden/Ford question when asked with "Subaru". No need to be careful in stating an opinion. I know Stormtrooper is white, I like white. I agree with you on the durability of matte finishes, and is the main reason I want some more info, although I gotta say there a guy at work here with a matte graphite finished Triumph that is just positively drool-worthy. The VT I test-drove was Marmalade, and I really liked that, but the colour is no longer listed on the website.

Cheers, safe driving!
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The first demo I test drove was a matt young gun and the second was marmalade (both were A/T and I wanted M/T). YG Looks really great but the extra care (and extra cost) required put me off. Still have not driven a M/T VT had a go at a standard V with M/T.

Here is a link to the matt finish owners guide http://www.hyundaiusa.com/pdf/Matte_Paint_Care.pdf. Take particular note of the liability waiver at the end of the guide.

Also the factory warranty on the paint is limited to 3 years and does not cover "appearance" (what ever that means). All up it looks fantastic new but I have concerns how good it will look in 3+ years time and you cant use any paint protections on it.

I was tossing up between stormtrooper and red. Ended up going red because I could get it nearly 2 months earlier than a stormtrooper.
 

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Righto, that guide just talked me out of the matte finish :shocked: Option one is now Stormtrooper, option two is Veloster Red.

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Righto, that guide just talked me out of the matte finish :shocked: Option one is now Stormtrooper, option two is Veloster Red.

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Hi Cloudbase,

FYI - Melville Hyundai have some VT's arriving early in Dec (I secured a red MT with $500 down and subject to a test drive) ... Talk to Brenton, I seem to remember there where 2 more which hadnt been secured yet .. I think they might have been black and red but dont know about the transmissions.

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Hi Cloudbase,

FYI - Melville Hyundai have some VT's arriving early in Dec (I secured a red MT with $500 down and subject to a test drive) ... Talk to Brenton, I seem to remember there where 2 more which hadnt been secured yet .. I think they might have been black and red but dont know about the transmissions.

Dugg
Oh BTW - as of Wednesday they where doing all the pre-handover stuff on a Veloster Red unit ... it may still be there for you to view. It was far from clean when I saw it and it still looked spectacular.

Dugg
 

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Yeah, the red looks great, followed one down Hepburn Ave last night that was covered in gravel road dust, actually looked awesome all dirtied up
 

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I read about 70% or 80% of Veloster Turbos are automatic, so if you want a manual you're setting yourself up for a longer wait. I picked the Veloster because of the automatic. I had an illness which ended up causing me problems with right leg coordination, so I left foot brake on automatics. The Veloster and DSG Volkswagen GTIs were the only hot hatches in automatic, so I got a Veloster.
 
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