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Hi all,
Was hoping to get some advice from those of you that have had to go thru the headache of weighing up dealer options such as paint protection, upholstery protection and window tinting on your new SR turbos.
Q. Has anyone done the cost analysis of what Hyundai offer, compared to what you can get after market from companies such as Finishing Touch and Tint-A-Car .... etc

Is what they offer worth it?

Thanks in advance

Dugg
 

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I'm in the US but I did have my windows tinted through the dealer. That way, they are also under warranty from fading, bubbling. Also, got the wheel protection which even covers aftermarket wheels as long they are the oem size.
 

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Hey Dugg.

I have said no to the paint and upholstery protection as you can easily do it yourself for a lot less.
I looked at tinting via other companies which was cheaper than the $600 qouted from the dealership, they dropped it to $395 so I got that added in overall cost of car. Still a bit more expensive than other places but not hugely and then it's all done when I first get her :)
 

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I was initially quoted nearly $1800 from the dealer for the works (tinting, paint protection & interior protection) needless to say I didn't go for it and said I would "think" about it. I got a quote from a place near me that will do it for $950 with same specs, warranties, etc that the dealer quotes. Later rang dealer "customer care" rep with this info and magically the price went from $1800 down to $1200 but would not match though.

So I will need to decide if its worth the extra $250 to get the dealer to handle it all before delivery or get the car and organise it myself. Don't get my car for a while so no need for me to decide yet and will worry about it when I actually have a firm delivery date. Still deciding if I really want the interior protection anyway.

My advice is to know what you can get it for elsewhere before you go to the dealer and use that to beat the price down a bit. Also if your car is not in stock there is no need to rush into a decision about this stuff you can always call the dealer anytime before delivery and add this on. This "extra" stuff is not usually handled by the car salesman anyway but by a separate "customer care" person, they will be just as negotiable on price of this extra stuff after the actual car deal is done and dusted.
 

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I think the windows of the Veloster are tinted well enough. The previous fleet manager at work used to tint fleet cars and they ended up too dark and difficult to see out of on dull days. Leave the windows as is.

Paint protection? How long is it going to last? Use a high-grade polish at least twice per year. Klasse All in One is the best, and you can buy it online. Goes on wet and wipes off wet, and gives a deep, hard shine that lasts for months. My previous car looked brand new after 6 years.

Upholstery protection on leather seats? Yes, well... You can't avoid cleaning and re-conditioning leather I am afraid. My previous car had leather seats with vinyl sides and rears, like the Veloster, and 6-monthly cleaning and conditioning saw the leather still looking as new after 6 years. Unfortunately the Veloster doesn't have seat heaters which is a strange omission.

These dealer 'extras' are not worth 10% of the money you pay, and are nothing more than an extra polish and some scotchgard on fabric seats. And tinting already tinted windows isn't necessary.
 

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The dealer options are just a thinly veiled markup for a fast selling car.

If I want window tinting I will get real tint and not what the dealer sticks on there. The last thing I want is my VT to have bubbling and purple looking tint in 3 years.

The last thing I want is a dealer messing with my paint or upholstery. Hyundai took special care with these cars because the Veloster is their "halo" car. It doesn't need anything squirted on it by a local dealer to improve it. I'd wager that if the dealer actually did anything that in the long run it will be detrimental to the car.

When I was trying to buy my VT several of the dealers had this markup and I did not like it. When I ordered mine the dealer tried to sell me this stuff and I was very clear that if it came with anything that was not from the factory in Busan I would not accept it.
 

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Interesting comments, giving me second thoughts now.

Think I will skip the protection stuff and just use the Klasse polish suggested by cbrmale. From what I read it sounds like pretty good stuff, probably can't get it in Adelaide though but found a couple of interstate websites. Also decided I don't really want anyone messing around with the leather interior anyway.

I will still get the windows tinted though but definitely not by the dealer, want to make sure I get the "good" stuff.

I am also going to do the interior blue foot well lighting, but doing it myself. Got the generic blue LED strips off ebay for $15 and I know my way around modern auto electrics. Also bought the Veloster LED scuff plates from exLEDshop and they look fantastic, just need the car to put them on now :)
 

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My previous Hyundai which was my car before last had extremely durable paint. I used Klasse on it and when I sold it after 110,000km it barely had a paint chip. Not so the next car which was a Holden Astra and the front apron looked like it had been sand-blasted! It was pock-marked to the black plastic underneath.

These cars are heavily waxed prior to shipment and then polished before delivery so they are well protected from new. Once the wax wears off you need to replace it, which is where a good quality polish comes into the equation. I used to work for Mercedes Benz and that's where I came across Klasse, and it is tough and durable and very easy to apply.
 

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I just don't want to fidget with installing crap and screw it up i want to drive away with the car as I want it... mats and the blue light option are cheap... 95 for thick veloster logo floor mats is not bad, and yeah the $250 for the blue glow is a little high but they install it and it keys right into blue link
 
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