OUCH..."The NA Veloster is highly underpowered, and as you said, even a base VT is not much more than an NA V with Style/Tech. Sure you don't get a sunroof, but hell who wants one on a Veloster anyway? It's bound to explode and send shards of glass into your face." WOW, first the NA V is NOT highly underpowered. It has the same or better performance than any equivalent compact. NO, it's not FAST, but it's certainly quick enough to have fun. I had an NA V and after 3,000 miles performance was GREAT. The "exploding sunroof" problem was identified, fixed in production late 2012 and all affected cars have been recalled. I traded my NA V for a Turbo because I wanted a really fun car before I retire -and it is! My favorite feature is the backup camera!