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I just came up with this really quick because of all the reviews between the VT and other cars on the market that it is being compared to. I was interested in how much of a difference there was between an Ultimate M/T VTurbo and some of the other vehicles on the market that it is being compared to in reviews.

I added in an area for fuel costs based on current gas prices and over a 5 year period based on the 'combined mpg'/

I was pretty amazed what I came up with.

One thing that was not included was if you were to want the Mini in orange it would be another 500$. Didn't want to skew the results I came up with based on color preference.

The numbers in the following image are based off of the most comparable to the Ultimate package that you can get on each vehicle. Most of the cars fall short on some features, even with the packages. Some do include things like HIDS, which are cheap anyway.

The smallest difference in price over a 5 year ownership is the FR-S which obviously if techy features or a sunroof are important, you can't get in the FR-S.

I could have included specs like cargo space or the fact you can't even get people into the rear of the FR-S/BR-Z but this is just a meat and potatoes comparison to cars the VTurbo is being compared to and can put the cost into perspective.

Up front, the competitor's range from $575-$6325 more than the VTurbo and over 5 years (gas only) range from $2875-$6825 more than the Vturbo.

Obviously, supporting the VTurbo from my point of view is biased but the numbers are the numbers as far as the COST goes. I know when I bought the car, the VTurbo was in the higher end of my budget in the trim we were looking for. Getting a competitor in a similar trim would have been out of the question. We would have had to sacrifice a lot of tech and features to get a price close to the 25,000$ range and STILL have paid more in fuel over time.

Not including loan interest but based on a 60 month loan on either car the cost difference would be:

FR-S: 48$/month
BR-Z: 89$/month
Golf GTi: 100$/month
ST: 101$/month
Cooper S: 84$/month
Clubman S: 114$/month

Obviously these are rough estimates and there are quite a few variables. Insurance would also be something to consider. I got a few quotes on some of the other cars when I was initially looking and most of them were close to the V but slightly more in the Mini and FR-S/BR-Z case.

 

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Pretty much you summed it up. At the price point of $25K there is no other hatchback/coupe that offers the same convenience-to-performance ratio.
 

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Very nice chart. Price point would be even bigger here in Canada. A loaded GTI or Mini is about $10K more then a VT.

The only car I would have added to the comparison and its about the same price and specifications as the VT would be a Civic Si.
 

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This is cool for a basic comparison... love it... my only comment is this: Good luck getting an FR-S from the dealer's clutches for anywhere near $25k... It was my first choice. I was on 6 different waiting lists.... never saw one for under $28k... and went as high as $35k. I'm happy with the VeloT! Has everything I need and we look good in it! The couple FR-S I've seen on the road honestly look a little... bland. Go VeloT Go!
 

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August 2012 sales figures reveal that Hyundai Veloster outsold Mini in the U.S. market!

Hyundai Motor Company has grown accustomed to scoring firsts and breaking records, but the latest numbers concerning their sports compact Velsoter must be especially pleasing.

The entry-level Veloster 3-door coupe performed better than the BMW Mini Cooper in US sales during the month of August 2012.

The South Korean automaker revealed that the Vloster had sold 3,708 units during the August sales period.



Not only was that number enough to knock off the Mini Cooper, it was also enough for second place in the segment.

The top spot was taken by the Fiat 500 which sold 4,150 units during the month of August, while the Mini Cooper (owned by BMW) rounded out the top three with 3,688 units.

This achievement marks another first for Hyundai and the Veloster in general. It’s the first time that the vehicle has topped the Mini Cooper in sales, with the general consensus being that the release of the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo was exactly what was needed to give it that little extra boost to put it over the top in the sales department.

The Turbo version of the Hyundai Veloster provides drivers with an extra little kick under the hood. It comes available with a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates maximum horsepower of 201. That’s a big step up from the 138 provided by the base Veloster model.

Year-to-date Veloster, Mini sales
Despite the stellar performance of the Hyundai Veloster in August, the Mini Cooper continues to lead the way in sales to this point in the year.

The Mini Cooper has accumulated 30,289 sales from January to August, with the Veloster racking up 25,318 in the same period.

The Fiat 500 has 28,566 sales, with the feeling being that it’s going to be a tight race to see which of the three will come out on top as the final day of the 2012 sales calendar edges ever closer.

We will continue to follow the Hyundai Veloster vs. Mini Cooper sales battle and provide reports to all of you, who read our Hyundai news blog on a daily basis. Stay tuned!
 

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The Veloster fills the right niche in the competitive "city" sports car and hot hatch segment. It isn't the fastest or the best handling option in the segment. It would have been difficult for Hyundai to unseat venerable cars like the GTI, Mini and Civic Si.

It does offer the best balance of performance, ride, features, practicality, fuel mileage and of course warranty.
 

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my favorite part of the car...the @ss end!

now if the car is as fast as it looks...i'd be good to go lol
My Turbo is probably the first car I've owned where I know the rear view matches the aggressive front end view. Now with regard to "...as fast as it looks..." ? Trust me, it's AS FAST as you would WANT it to be with the stock suspension, tires and brakes.
 
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