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So it's been 6 months now since I got the Veloster N base and sold my precious 2007 8th gen Civic Si. You might think they aren't comparable. But here goes some bullet point thoughts:

8th gen Civic Si advantages:
  • Better visibility, especially in the back
  • Nicer stick
  • Cooler sound when VTEC is kickin' in. (But that's not very often.)
  • Price
  • Better feeling at tight corners. (VN Base does not have eLSD).
  • Sunroof. I miss it.
  • More comfortable ride


Veloster N advantages
  • Much better exhaust most of the time
  • Much cooler exterior. 8th gen Si has a relatively stodgy or subdued exterior
  • As a smaller car, it is easier to go into tight spots
  • Faster
  • Body and chassis feel more solid
  • Rear camera
  • Overall just feels more like a sports car
  • Peace of mind in having a newer car with the Hyundai reliability and warranty

Perhaps other folks here have owned a non-turbo, VTEC Civic Si and can relate to this.

Thanks,
- Joe
 

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Agree with everything above, the power is just so much more accessible. In 4th-6th gear down around 3000 rpm acceleration is effortless instead of having to wind the k20 out. (it was fun to do so, just not all the time)
 

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So it's been 6 months now since I got the Veloster N base and sold my precious 2007 8th gen Civic Si. You might think they aren't comparable. But here goes some bullet point thoughts:

8th gen Civic Si advantages:
  • Better visibility, especially in the back
  • Nicer stick
  • Cooler sound when VTEC is kickin' in. (But that's not very often.)
  • Price
  • Better feeling at tight corners. (VN Base does not have eLSD).
  • Sunroof. I miss it.
  • More comfortable ride

Veloster N advantages
  • Much better exhaust most of the time
  • Much cooler exterior. 8th gen Si has a relatively stodgy or subdued exterior
  • As a smaller car, it is easier to go into tight spots
  • Faster
  • Body and chassis feel more solid
  • Rear camera
  • Overall just feels more like a sports car
  • Peace of mind in having a newer car with the Hyundai reliability and warranty
Perhaps other folks here have owned a non-turbo, VTEC Civic Si and can relate to this.

Thanks,
- Joe
My brother had a gorgeous 9th gen si. Before he completely destroyed the engine and transmission lol. I loved that thing. Completely different experience than the Veloster. One day id like to pick one up for a project car.
 

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One thing to add that I don't know quite how to say -- the 2007 Civic Si felt "looser". But I'm not talking about the chassis. It's that the steering wheel and the ride felt very different in driving. I didn't appreciate the difference until I had driven the VN for a couple of weeks and then drove the Si to the car wash before giving it to the buyer.

Maybe it was because it was an older car with 200k miles. It's not to say it at all the "looser" mean cheaper or less in control. It was something different. And I don't consider it to be an advantage or disadvantage.

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- Joe
 
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