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Have wanted a Veloster ever since they were first released. Buying a Black VT on saturday and i figured i would post and ask if there was any reason not to buy.
 

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I've had mine for a month. love it! have had a blast customizing it to my personality. check out turbosocks. his is bad ass.
 

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i heard that turbosocks fella has a pretty neat looking ride.. or maybe it was ugly ride.. hmmm.. :p

the only reason not to buy it for yourself is to buy me another one so I don't have to share it with the wife! :D

Yesterday marked 1 month of ownership on our VT and I am LOVING it. My favorite vehicle to date.

IS the one you are looking at M/T or A/T? the only complaints I have really heard have been with the A/T feeling 'laggy' but some people don't mind it.
 

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I'm loving mine, too. Bought it last Saturday. But, if you are looking for reasons to nitpick, here are mine: The back seat is comfortable if you are under 5'10". Bigger than that, your head will hit roof. And its not easy for anyone to get in the back -- the doorway is kind of small. Lots of blind spots.

That's about it so far. I've gotten compliments on it from a friend who drives a Porsche, and from my 14-year-old daughter's friends who "love it." I have driven a 45K Acura, and find this to be as comfortable seating-wise, comparable technology / nav / sound system. I do feel the hesitation a bit on fast acceleration (Turbosocks called it 'laggy') but then I filled up with regular gas and get 30+ MPG.

Bottom line for me: Wanted fun to drive, low cost / maintenance, nice-looking, high-tech, fit four people, and in the 27K price range. Nothing even came close to the VT for me. I almost bought a used BMW 3 series, but then compared Edmunds 5-year-cost-to-own. Beemer was going to run an extra $1,000/yr in gas, and about $3,000/year in maintenance.

Hope you end up with the VT. Good luck on Saturday.

PS - on my way home with the new car, someone pulled up beside me and took a picture. Don't think that ever happens to a Camry/Civic/Taurus driver.
 

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I've gotten a lot of compliments from friends and strangers, all complimenting the paint job and seat comfort. The only thing you won't like is the crappy MPG you get at first, I heard it gets normal around 3K miles though! Also, the driver side rear window and rear hatch glass has dot matrix around the edges so it might annoy you if you get a tint job!

Those are the only complaints I have so far after 750 miles.

One more thing, if you get the A/T (not sure if this is with the M/T), when you drive it for the first 100 miles or so, you might get a quick jerking motion when going from 1st to 2nd gear. This is normal. I haven't had it happen after the initial 50 miles but it freaked me out until I read it was normal in the owner's manual!
 

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mile for 1200 miles already and i love it. Been playing it with every second i get. MT so i don't have to share it.... lol but the only complaint would probably be the fact that it has projectors yet not hids from factory. That was very disappointing. BUT best car i've had in a while
 

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I have an idea... Go onto other cars forums and ask them reasons for not getting a VT. That would be fun to read. :)
 

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i heard that turbosocks fella has a pretty neat looking ride.. or maybe it was ugly ride.. hmmm.. :p

the only reason not to buy it for yourself is to buy me another one so I don't have to share it with the wife! :D

Yesterday marked 1 month of ownership on our VT and I am LOVING it. My favorite vehicle to date.

IS the one you are looking at M/T or A/T? the only complaints I have really heard have been with the A/T feeling 'laggy' but some people don't mind it.
Have a deposit on it so its mine ;) and i went with the auto. I'm so sick of driving a manual this was a no brainer.

Modding begins on sunday. Going to have a buddy of mine who fabs up custom exhaust pieces look at the downpipe and catback. I see an off road downpipe and a custom catback in my future.
 

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Just picked mine up Monday after 8 weeks of waiting. I absolutely love this car. Maybe coming from an F150 makes me a little biased, but this thing is quick. Corners like its glued to the road. I got a base for MSRP. Try getting turbo, leather, sound, heated seats for 23k anywhere else.
 
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