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Hello, new member here

Currently have a pending deal with a dealership in Columbus OH for a new Veloster N.

They have a 2019 on "manager special" listed at 25k for a base model powder blue. They're trying to fit me in the 2020 PP at 30k.

Wanted to pose the question beyond whats on paper about the differences between the base and PP.

Main question is, does the base not have variable exhaust control, suspension adjust, or LSD?

Has anyone driven both and can truly feel the difference of 25 more/less hp?
 

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Ok. Get the Performance Package. The LSD alone is worth the price. And 30k isn't bad. Maybe you qualify for some Hyundai Discounts too. The mapping on the engine is completely different on the base than the PP. And yes there is a big difference between the 2. I've driven both. I've had my 2019 PP Blue for 8 months now. Love it. This spring will be taking it too at least 350hp. A lot of mods planned.
 

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I’d say get the PP. You should be able to get one for high 28,000 range plus taxes and the dealer fee. 30k seems like a lot
If you’re paying taxes and dealer fee on top of that.

Talk them down if they don’t budge go to another dealer or get a buyers order from another dealer with the price you want and send it over to them. Tell them you don’t care about color even if you do want the color option they have.
 

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The NPP has no LSD, it has torque vectoring only.

The exhaust is not valved, it's like it's open all the time. It only pops and bangs in N Mode though.

18" wheels and on Michelins. The tires are better than the Pirellis (according to CR).

The suspension is the same.
 

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Recently bought a leftover 2019 base "managers special" for 23k and couldn't be happier. Spending 7 grand more for the PP just wasn't worth it to me when the base is 95% of what the PP is. The PP is definitely worth the extra 2k but I don't think it's worth an extra 6-7 grand. Maybe you can get him to come down some more.

I guess it also depends on what you are going to do with the car. I'm not really going to mod it or do track days in it. It's just going to be my daily driver.
 

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I've drove 3 PP VNs before I ended up buying my base, non PP VN. Did I feel much difference between the two? No. But I haven't driven either on the track.

Yes, if you have the cash and you'd value the eLSD, it's worth it. I bought to a price point, and feel quite happy with my base VN.

Thx,
- Joe
 

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Go with your gut my dude. I got my 2019 blue vnpp at msrp from over 600 miles away. I went with it because i was not going to settle for a base or a different (not as good lol) color. I was nearing the end of my leased VW and was bored of a boring automatic with no power and was head over heals for this car. I paid the extra, had it personally delivered to me about 7 months ago and i cannot explain the pure joy i get every minute im in this thing. It was genuinely my dream car and its in my driveway and i couldnt be happier. If you want the pp get it or you'll regret it. I guarentee. If you really dont care, then get the base and you won't be disappointed. In real life conditions you will rarely notice the lsd. I only notice it when im taking a corner like an A Hole. From some dyno tests ive seen (results may vary) both the pp and base have the same whp and torque figures somewhere around 236whp and 246tq although im sure the pp is still actually faster. No one can make this choice but you. Asking us is kind of useless because everyone with a base is going to say get the base and everyone with the pp is going to say get the pp. Flip a coin dude, no matter what choice you make, you're part of this comunity.
 

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Before I bought my VN PP I test drove the base VN because that’s all they had on the lot, I honestly would settle for the base but I had the extra money and didn’t mind spending $2k more for the PP, now if it was $5k more I would most likely get the base. Honestly if you’re on a tight budget, just buying a car for daily driving, to step on it here and there, the base is plenty fun. If you have the extra money go with the PP. ultimately it’s your decision I don’t think you’ll be unhappy with either!
 

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the PP also has shorter 3,4,5 gears. I tested both out when I was getting my VN-PP. and honestly on the streets as a daily driver you don't really notice the difference until you start to go to fast for the streets. the Non-PP weighs a little less and has thicker sway bars to make up for the lack of the e-LSD and it feels just as planted as the PP on the streets.
 

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I have a PP and I'm glad I got it because I use the variable exhaust all the time. Also, I can definitely feel the e-LSD working: I can floor it in first or second gear through a tight, low speed turn and not spin the inner wheel, not understeer, it just goes and pulls you through like magic. The e-LSD will become more important as power levels increase, if you mod the car.
 
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