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Old 01-11-2011, 05:05 AM
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The CR-Z is starting to look appealing...son, I am disappoint.
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that thing is huge in Korea
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html

18" wheel on FWD with dual clutch... and only 1.6L 138bhp... lol

if you just want to scroll through pictures, here it is
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:38 AM
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But they could probably drop the 2.0T from the Genesis in there and its instantly a much more serious coupe.

Just too bad about those looks.
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that thing is huge in Korea
We now know who loves teh uglies: Koreans.
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this car is funky
but reading some of the features might attract some buyers
and i'm thinking it won't be such a big failure like its looks

hands free texting (not sure how it'd work)
play video and display photos vis usb or smartphone sync
LED (although i'm starting to dislike the LEDs in the headlight)
remote start engine
Blue Link SOS
panoramic sunroof
18" wheel and dual clutch


only thing this car is missing is power and the look, which i take as most important criteria when i shop

but all these for under and around 20k is pretty good imo
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just looked at the pictures again.. its fking ugly.
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just looked at the pictures again.. its fking ugly.
That's because it's a carbon copy of this ugly Honda concept car...it was so ugly that Honda scrapped it...lol




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http://www.leftlanenews.com/report-2...ack-208hp.html

Hyundai’s Veloster hatchback arrived at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show packing a 138 horsepower engine, leaving some enthusiasts wanting for a little more power. Well, Hyundai won’t keep hot hatch fans waiting for long as a performance version of the Veloster is said to be ready for a New York reveal.

According to the enthusiasts site Hyunda-Blog, the Korean automaker will unveil a turbocharged version of the Veloster at the fast-approaching New York International Auto Show. Following its New York debut, the turbocharged Veloster will arrive on dealer lots with a 2012 model year designation.

Like the naturally aspirated version of the Veloster, the turbocharged version will displace 1.6L, but output will be raised from 138 horsepower to 208. That power will put the Veloster just about on par with the MINI Cooper S and Volkswagen Golf GTI.

No performance figures were leaked, but we expected the Veloster turbo’s performance to be pretty brisk. Despite the added performance, look for the car’s EPA rating to be near the 40mpg mark.

Check back for more details when the New York show kicks off on April 19.
Hopefully that 208HP makes up for all the ugly.
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http://www.leftlanenews.com/report-2...ack-208hp.html



Hopefully that 208HP makes up for all the ugly.
I'm gonna go with

Nothing can help this on wheels.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:06 AM
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Front half looks pretty good.

Back half is on the ugly side.

Interior looks a bit cheap.
























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Old 08-24-2011, 11:18 AM
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No.... just, no.

Hyundai had to screw it up somewhere. They were on too much of a roll design-wise.
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I don't mind it. I find it to be just meh, but I think it will sell.
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Funny Test. Watch them in the back seats of both of them.
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QyEjPtL1UG0?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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We all knew one day someone would build a car to make the Nissan Juke look beautiful, and Hyundai has done it.
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Acres of hard cheap silver plastic....
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From the video. Ouch, poor Hyundai.

Veloster
-It really needs to be revved up before you feel something
-It's an old engine
-six speed is less precise than the Honda
-the seats don't feel solid enough
-feels as if the steering rod is broken. Far too light
-Do you know that long curve with bumps near Rotterdam? If you take that with the Veloster, it will jump all over.
-rear supsension is far too soft


CR-Z
-CR-Z is more fun
-the steering is quite sharp
-great. This i s such a nice little sportscar
-it really sticks to the tarmac
-I feel even better how exact the rear takes curves
-you can really steer it with the accelerator
-gearbox, very sharp and precise, typical Honda.
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^ typical invisible post

anyway, i don't like the car at all. i think it's kinda fugly.
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i'd take that over tC, civic, Corolla any day. assuming it has the 1.6T dual clutch.
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i'd take that over tC, civic, Corolla any day. assuming it has the 1.6T dual clutch.
The new Impreza is priced equal to this Veloster.

Sorry, I'll take the flat-four Subaru boxer with AWD.
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Saw one in person tonight, its not bad IMO

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is there a coupe and a sedan version? or is it one model with two doors on the passenger side?
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^ The latter.
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I honestly love the car. Its different, in a good way.
We ask for designs that break the mold and then complain when were given them.
The interior isnt bad either, looks like most other hyundais of this generation. It has some utility while still being sporty as well, especially when they drop the turbo in it
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is there a coupe and a sedan version? or is it one model with two doors on the passenger side?
Since it's just an Accent, you can get the Accent, save about $5000, and get four doors.
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I honestly love the car. Its different, in a good way.
We ask for designs that break the mold and look beautiful then we won't complain when were given them.
The interior isnt bad either, looks like most other hyundais of this generation. It has some utility while still being sporty as well, especially when they drop the turbo in it
Fixed.

...because this is ugly, not ground breaking.
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Since it's just an Accent, you can get the Accent, save about $5000, and get four doors.
Along the same lines why get the CR-Z instead of the Insight?

Just b/c they are on the same platform doesn't mean they drive/handle the same.
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Along the same lines why get the CR-Z instead of the Insight?

Just b/c they are on the same platform doesn't mean they drive/handle the same.

No, I just checked the Honda website, the CR-Z and Insight are only $90 dollars apart with CVT, EX, Navigation.
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We all knew one day someone would build a car to make the Nissan Juke look beautiful, and Hyundai has done it.
I have to agree, and Hyundai will be quick to fix any shortcomings if there any.
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No, I just checked the Honda website, the CR-Z and Insight are only $90 dollars apart with CVT, EX, Navigation.
What does pricing (which is dependant on the standard kit) have to do w/ how they drive/handle?
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We all knew one day someone would build a car to make the Nissan Juke look beautiful, and Hyundai has done it.
Still, nothing can make the Crosstour beautiful.

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Since it's just an Accent, you can get the Accent, save about $5000, and get four doors.
Uhh, try more like $3K and then when you add in the cost of equipment to the base Accent to match that of Veloster, the diff. in price lessens.
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Spotted this for the first time on the road. It doesn't look that bad imo. I hated it so much when I saw the pics here, but it really does look pretty... hmm cool...?

But who cares about my opinion on design, I bought a Mazda 3 with a goofy grin, yeah?
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what the big fuss about, the design isn't that goofy. I actually kind of like it.
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It can definitely look goofy to some people. It's pretty reasonable to say so.
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It is a bit goofy looking, esp. up front w/ those black "nubs."

The turbo Veloster will look better.
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^ Yeah, if I were to have this car, I would paint that entire front grille in black or something. That should make it look less goofy.
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^ Or just get it in black.

There's actually a shot of a modded white Veloster w/ the entire grill crossbar/bumper painted black and it looks much better.
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^ Yes.

That's why I bought my car in black too... the other colors make the goofy smile to pop out much more...
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