Mandatory . You are not gonna wanna pass up on the E-LSD. Will make your driving experience night and day. The bigger brakes and extra horsepower is nice as well.Hey guys, I'm new around these parts and to the car scene in general. I was just wondering if you all think the performance pack is mandatory or not. I apologize if I'm posting incorrectly or in the wrong section.
I didn't even realize the OP was in Maryland too lol! Good stuff!Hi fellow Marylander! I have a base N. My recommendation is to get the PP if you find a good deal, but you aren't going to be disappointed with the base if the price is right. Even without the LSD, the torque steer is pretty minimal (it's nothing like say a MS3) and the car can still be thrashed through corners without any issue (we have a G force meter to prove it...) In place of the LSD, it uses brake-based torque vectoring and Hyundai's implementation of this design on the N is simply stellar for what it is. The OE Pilot SuperSports are exceptional and they do have a (IIRC 30k mile) treadwear warranty - the PZ4s on the PP models are an absolutely exceptional tire with more dry grip than the PSS, but they probably won't have comparable longevity to the PSS'. The brake pads used on even the base N's smaller braking system are hard as **** to fade in street driving, likely due to a combination of a very aggressive pad compound (with crazy dust to boot), a fluid with a very high boiling point (IIRC we use some derivative of a DOT4++), and the brake's cooling vents. The car does have a ton of wheel hop, but I don't launch cars very often so it's a non-issue for me.
I bought mine as it was at the dealer near me in the color I liked, and the price they offered it to me for was wayyyyyyy below MSRP. You get so much with the base N that I didn't feel an absolute need to get the PP so I went for it. (I also preferred the smaller wheels and the PSS rubber, so this was a plus for me.) But for the $2-ish k, you do get quite a few goodies.
You should be able to find a performance pack VN around PG county without it being marked up. Just don't let the dealers tack on random charges for useless stuff. I got a Performance Blue PP VN from Antwerpen of Columbia, you just gotta keep looking until you find the right combo!Hey guys, I'm new around these parts and to the car scene in general. I was just wondering if you all think the performance pack is mandatory or not. I apologize if I'm posting incorrectly or in the wrong section.
I echo this, I have the base N and coming from a 13' MS3, torque steer on this car is not an issue for me even at a fast street pace, I have a fairly well set up Miata for really fast cornering but the base N is no slouch at all in the twisties, you can still go faster than anyone needs to be going on the street in the base car. BUT, that being said, I could have afforded the PP car and would have bought one but they didn't have one and didn't have an eta on getting one so I jumped on the base and don't regret it at all.If you have any aspiration to drive it fast at a track or autocross or canyon carving I'd say the PP is well worth it. Otherwise if you are just looking for a nice sporty daily driver you can't go wrong with the base model either. Just depends on what you need.
No doubt! The VN with the PP is sorta too much for most roads where I live. I'm not even pushing the car to its limits, not even close...YET! Finding out balls to walls all out in the N is a little much on MPG. Been playing around with that. Normal mode to me just seems lack luster right now. The car feels so all over the road compared to Sport, N, or Custom Mode when the steering is set to Sport.No doubt the PP pulls harder out of corners and the lsd is worth $2100 but for me on a commuter that would never see a track (after living with a PP for some time) being $5000 less with only 9 miles on the odometer sealed the deal for me (not to mention it basically comes with a set of winter wheels). I've had 2 of them shipped to me from 1000+ miles away. It wasn't the distance that swayed my decision it was more how I would be using the car vs how close to ctr money I was willing to go for that type of usage. The vn is a fun car in any form.
On my boring ass commute the base is 98% as interesting to me as the PP was and tbh I look forward to my first "other" VN sighting and hope it is a PP because from what I've experienced it'd take too fast for public road speeds down a curvy road for it to have a noticeable advantage.