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TLDR: Hello. I purchased a N. I like!
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Detail: I just got it about 24 hours ago. PB 'N' w/o PP. I still need to read the manual to learn about all the features they managed to cram into a car that was only about $25k. Tonight I tried to hardwire my Valentine 1 and my dash cam only to realize that Hyundai used a different fuse size than the Add-A-Fuses I had on hand for my previous (Japanese) car, so that was no dice. I probably should have checked the fuses before doing the actual hardwiring part, as now I have a nonfunctional radar detector and dash cam just chilling on my windshield. Oh well.

So here's my sob story and why this might go on to become the best car I have ever owned. I like driving stick...like...a lot. DCTs just don't do it for me regardless of how nice the overall car may be...I just love that third pedal, and I could care less whether it is slower or not. Unfortunately, although I am pretty young, the osteoarthritis that has affected my spine did not like my WRX STI (especially the heavier clutch and hydraulic steering.) I was pretty bummed as I loved the car and I thought my days of driving stick were over, and I was intending to simply sell the STI outright and just drive my automatic beater without having any sort of fun car. But then a few weeks ago when I went out to grab a burrito bowl, I drove by a Hyundai dealership with one sitting outside, and randomly decided to take it for a spin to see how it affected my back (after reading first-hand accounts that it was a very easy/comfortable car to drive.) (The seating position and easy-to-use transmission did not and has not thus far caused the degree of pain that my WRX STI did. I am hoping and praying it stays that way.)

That said, I was still somewhat on the fence about buying for a few weeks, a bit worried that I might buy the car, own it for a few weeks, and have it piss my back off only to find myself in the same situation of having a car I loved but couldn't frequently drive. Plus it wasn't a super high priority. Then, the chick I was seeing broke up with me. So I did what any rational dude does in this sort of circumstance...first I grabbed a burrito bowl (with double meat this time), and then I bought a car. So I guess I should give a shoutout to her for motivating me to do something that will hopefully bring me lots of joy in the coming years.

So now I have a new engine to learn about, break-ins to complete, paint to correct & ceramic coat, UOAs to perform, and a crap ton of technology to learn about. And I am looking forward to all of it, so I figured I would say hello.
 

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The lumbar support is 4 way, right? I can find nowhere in the specs or features where this item is documented...intentional, I think, on Hyundai's part, but I wonder why? It is a great plus for most drivers.........
 

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The lumbar support has been great for me...and I am amazed they put this feature in a car given its price...my STI had Recaro seats and a MSRP of $41k and not only did it not have adjustable lumbar support, but the built-in support was absolutely minimal. So far, minimal back irritation and I've already completed the break-in.

Whoever designed this car really meticulously went through the design phase and asked "what features are drivers going to love for a driver's car, and, also, what fancy things can we exclude to keep the price reasonable?" For example, the seats are plain jane as can be...basic fabric, in-house design, no fancy branding or stitching, no heating, no memory adjustment, etc...and yet they have that lumbar support, good bolsters that keep your spine straight when experimenting with G-forces, and are right on the money in the degree of firmness/softness for a comfortable ride. It's very impressive and something I imagine has other Makers of sport compacts and hot hatches feeling very concerned over.
 

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well welcome hope you have a long relationship with little pain. while not as involved as your story , I was in the dealership getting a oil change (to cold to do it myself I'm 58 ) and a upper intake cleaning and in comes a N on the back of the truck. so i bought it off the back of the truck January 2 and been loving it every since just to much fun to drive . Yall have a good one
 
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