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Hey all , I was just browsing the forums because I was really interested in picking up a Veloster N with PP. I've owned a BK1 and BK2 2.0t in the past and never had any real issues in the combined 100k+ miles between them both. Both were tuned and fully bolted as well since I bought them new.

2 years ago I traded in my BK2 R-spec for a 16 STI because I moved to NY from FL and the AWD helped me through the snow in winter. Now I have a job where I need to travel about 70 miles a day 5 days a week and the gas bill is killing me (even though I'm running E85). Weekly I fill up twice at about $30 a fill up.

I took my mother to go lease a Rav4 at Toyota and they are connected to a Hyundai dealer who had the N sitting on the floor. I loved the look and the being a hatch is a huge bonus. I noticed the gas mileage is worlds above my current 13.8 mpg, but I didn't like the lack of sunroof or heated seats, especially the heated seats on my way to the gym at 5AM on minus 0F winter morning. I can live without the sunroof and other little things that my STI has over it. Currently my STI is making 353/389 and the power is great.

My question is with decent tires has the N handled well in the snow for any of you? How about aftermarket support is it in the works? Any issues with interior rattles or such? I read the thread on gas mileage and it seems to deliver in that area. Also, how is the sound system, I currently have the HK 10 speaker 480w system but it lacks equalizer controls.


I was also thinking, of waiting to see if they change anything on the 2020 model, maybe even add more colors or features. Usually thats the case after a first year model imo. Shouldn't be to long hopefully, before we have more info.
 

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I can't speak to the N as I have a 2013 VT... but my VT has served me very well through many Canadian winters.

I recently moved closer to work but was previously commuting 115 km (71 miles) each way, 5 days a week and never had any issues.

I have had two sets of winter tires, the first studded, the second not, but have been very pleased with the traction/stability control systems Hyundai has employed (it has saved me a couple times).

I am also considering an N but may have to wait a year or two due to finances... but if (/when) I get one, I won't be worried about winter with a good set of winter rims and tires. :)
 

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Valenzx! I get that you don't want to give up those heated seats...and waiting out the 2020 version is probably a good idea considering the many comments concerning heated seats and sunroofs. I do miss the sun roof personally.
With the 2020 I think there will be some more colors ( a silver/platinum/cream grey?) hopefully some new features and won't be surprised if they offer the Dual Clutch. I understand the new C8 Corvette will not offer a manual anymore...a little too bad there. Hopefully the N will be more plentiful and easier to purchase without markups...........
 

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I was thinking that a sunroof might reduce the stiffness of the frame, and that they may never offer a sunroof for the VN. Just a guess.

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Yeah, I could see it never happening. The potential reduced stiffness and the increased weight up high in the worst place.
 

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I use michelin pilot alpin pa4 on my N here in Canada . no problems what so ever . its really good in the snow with traction fully on and with the LSD . and for us here in Canada we get heated seats and heated steering wheel :devil:
 

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Doesn't the Korean N have a sunroof though?
I wish the VN had a sunroof option but from what I've read they didn't want to compromise the structural rigidity or add weight high on the VN for us over here. Besides long term problems with sunroofs (leaking, electrical issues etc) they do have an adverse effect on performance too.
 

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Not really unless it's a pano. The structural rigidity doesn't come from the unibody by itself. It's also comprised of the front and rear windshields, along with reinforcement in the doors and body. These are necessary for complete structural rigidity in any automobile, except convertibles.

Today's convertibles have excellent structural rigidity, as a complete unibody auto. They're structurally reinforced within the actual unibody itself. They suffer none of the predecessors handling issues. These include targa, sunroof and pano roofed automobiles. However, with pano roof autos owners are experiencing; roof breakage from stones, loosening of components over time and electronic malfunctions, which causes rattles and on some complete failure.

Won't have another one. I've never had a sunroof or pano roof that leak. Every sunroof I've owned, has been functionally excellent and had no issues. They don't affect performance either positively or negatively.
 

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Won't have another one. I've never had a sunroof or pano roof that leak. Every sunroof I've owned, has been functionally excellent and had no issues. They don't affect performance either positively or negatively.

I agree with RedVN with one qualifier. It can be hard to wear a helmet in a car that has a sunroof due to the drop in the headliner to accommodate the components. In a car like the Veloster, which already has a low roofline in the back, this would be compounded in the back seat (probably not wearing helmets back there) and would decrease the already small volume of headroom. If you do not plan to track your car, or have people over 5'8" in the back seat at any point a sunroof is probably fine. If you would like to track your car, and would be required to wear a helmet, your performance would likely be impacted by your helmet contacting the ceiling of the car and limiting your range of motion.



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TBH, the sunroof is one of the things I miss about my old car. (8th gen Civic Si.) Not a biggie, but I always opened it when the weather was OK.
 
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