Curious, what are the demographics of Veloster N owners? I'm a 47yr old male and shopping for one. The car looks like it could fit any age range, both male and female. In the forum for the "regular" Veloster, owners seem to be all ages from both sexes.
You aren't asking the right questions to produce interesting answers. I am 33, male.
The interesting questions are who is married? who uses this car as a family vehicle? what arguments did you use to sell the car as a minivan? As you continue to mod it into a more aggressive beast at what point did your family catch on that it is not a minivan?
I would love to know who goes to work in a place where their car stands out vs fitting in.
It's my daily driver, I park in a public garage every day and always turn on the exhaust when I'm there so I can hear it echo. The wife and kid fit in it pretty okay, so I can take the fam out in it... so it checks that box. But the wife's car is a Volvo V60 for anything more road-trippy.
My wife is ok with it right now... but winter hasn't hit yet and she's convinced I should contract with the city as a snow plow. We will see. I have a permanently installed convertible car seat rear-facing behind the driver seat, so that works for our toddler.
I work in an office building where my car almost comically does not fit in, its a sea of grey, white and silver SUV's, one guy has a Mustang but he doesn't like me parking next to it.
My wife's car is a comically well maintained '99 Maxima with less than 100,000k on it, it's a freaking boat and it handles like one. You can wave to other drivers without taking your hand off the wheel and still keep the car going straight, it has that much travel in the steering wheel.
We sold an '86 Cressida that was not well maintained a few years ago, and I traded in a '05 Subaru for the N. I am also trying to buy a Suzuki Cappuccino, but it's remained elusive. If I get one and I park it next to the N I can definitely sell the N as a minivan, but only by comparison.
single male, 41yrs old. Only car (why would i want anything else?!).
former '16 VT owner. was "forced" to get the N when my VT was totalled while parked on the street. initially it was a total bummer, but now it's the complete opposite!
44, male, and I'm thinking this is my mid-life crisis car. But its soooo good. Just did my first oil change yesterday. Went to the dealer after that to order some touch up paint. Ask about more performance parts that were showcased at the Korea Show, they obviously had no clue about anything on this car. So from what I'm finding out are dealers will not be any help really on this car. Especially if you didn't but it from them. I went out of state to buy mine 3 weeks ago. Performance Blue with the PP. This car just handles so good. But im very curious about something. If your in N custom mode, and you have everything balls to the walls, but the exhaust sound set to normal so your fast and quiet. Now the pops are due to the retardation of the timing to keep the turbos spooled up. Just curious if that is set to normal, does that affect the turbos in between shifts and gas consumption? Its weird running quiet but really fast. I'm use to using the sound of the exhaust to shift, and those pretty shift lights.
26 year old male in Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, Florida! In love with my N, non PP but still the hot hatch nonetheless that I use as my daily driver. Coming from a 2013 Blue 4 Door Civic SI.
I personally have picked up family members from the airport here and they are always surprised that I can fit pretty much all they're luggage in the back, granted I have to remove the privacy shelf.
I recently moved and bought some large items from IKEA, the 60/40 split of the rear seats gave me a chodey little pickup! Really is up to your lifestyle but it has accomodated everything I've had to throw at it.
Just don't expect great gas mileage, especially when it is so tempting to hoon around town every day lol.
As stated before 27yr old male, I am married, just had our first kid. The VN is my daily driver, we have the car seat in the back behind the passenger for easy in/out. I was very surprised that we were able to fit the jogger stroller in the trunk (basically the whole space).
Traded a 2015 Mustang GT for the VN so the space is much improved and having a door in the back is a huge addition. When we had our daughter we HAD to take my wife's car everywhere because even though a car seat fits in the Mustang it was a giant headache to get it in and out. Now with the VN my wife enjoys letting me drive, as do I.