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Would you have bought an i30N in auto?

R Veloster N

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Yes the Veloster N is built in Korea and the i30N in Czech Republic. Neither will ever be called an "iconic"automobile. It's similar to calling a CZ Rifle/Shotgun iconic, they're just not.01.jpg

Now a Ducati 2000 996S (1500 made worldwide) or R (500 made worldwide $78K) is an iconic motorcycle for a reason. s-l1600.jpg
So is the Aprilia NERA (20 sold in the US with 200 manufactured worldwide) & Ducati Desmosedici RR (1,500 produced worldwide), which spawned the newer Ducati Panigale V4 R w/221whp from the factory.
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The Porsche GT3 in all years, is iconic and will always be, due to its racing heritage.

Both Hyundai i30N or Veloster N; sorry, not so much.
 
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Howy

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Funny reading through all these comments today on the auto. Having been a driver of manuals for over 40 year's including some iconic cars (Escort Mexico, 205Gti, WRX's) and the manual i30N performance I now have the new i30N DCT and so far I am loving it. You can of course use the paddles if you want more manual engagement but at present I'm happy using full auto :) Can't comment on long term reliability but hopefully the warranty will cover it and I probably will have change it in 3 years anyway. Then It will probably be for an electric car so I suppose driving an auto is a transition to electric as they only have 2 pedals too!
 

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Yes the Veloster N is built in Korea and the i30N in Czech Republic. Neither will ever be called an "iconic"automobile. It's similar to calling a CZ Rifle/Shotgun iconic, they're just not.View attachment 7769

Now a Ducati 2000 996S (1500 made worldwide) or R (500 made worldwide $78K) is an iconic motorcycle for a reason. View attachment 7768
So is the Aprilia NERA (20 sold in the US with 200 manufactured worldwide) & Ducati Desmosedici RR (1,500 produced worldwide), which spawned the newer Ducati Panigale V4 R w/221whp from the factory.
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The Porsche GT3 in all years, is iconic and will always be, due to its racing heritage.

Both Hyundai i30N or Veloster N; sorry, not so much.
Going with you here. Why should the car become iconic/a rarity when produced in numbers. It does not offer prestige and is manufactured to a pricepoint.

Just enjoy the car for what it is, a machine for fun, and practical on top.
Also I hope for longliveity, just because until now I drive my cars until they begin to fall apart.

I've read somewhere that Hyundai offers a 10y powertrain warranty on the VN in the USA? Is this correct? This should include the gearbox? Is this forced because of the lawsuit against the Theta II engines?
If not this would mean some trust in reliability from Hyundai.
Just because the Ns are calling to you: "Would you thrash me, pretty please?"
I don't think you can pull this as a marketing stunt, even when only applying to the first owner. Just because it has the potential to become expensive.

Would I have bought one in auto? Almost certainly. Now I'm conflicted that I did not wait.
Let's hope they nailed the transmission, because I very well remember some dark times of VAG DSGs failing.
Maybe I even change to auto in another N further down the road. Right now it is too expensive to justify.
 

R Veloster N

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Going with you here. Why should the car become iconic/a rarity when produced in numbers. It does not offer prestige and is manufactured to a pricepoint.

Just enjoy the car for what it is, a machine for fun, and practical on top.
Also I hope for longliveity, just because until now I drive my cars until they begin to fall apart.

I've read somewhere that Hyundai offers a 10y powertrain warranty on the VN in the USA? Is this correct? This should include the gearbox? Is this forced because of the lawsuit against the Theta II engines?
If not this would mean some trust in reliability from Hyundai.
Just because the Ns are calling to you: "Would you thrash me, pretty please?"
I don't think you can pull this as a marketing stunt, even when only applying to the first owner. Just because it has the potential to become expensive.

Would I have bought one in auto? Almost certainly. Now I'm conflicted that I did not wait.
Let's hope they nailed the transmission, because I very well remember some dark times of VAG DSGs failing.
Maybe I even change to auto in another N further down the road. Right now it is too expensive to justify.
Yes, I have a 10year/125K bumper to bumper warranty. Everything is covered except the bumpers literally. No, the 10 year/100K warranty is available on all Hyundai’s in the US for an extra charge. I got mine for nearly nothing as a perk, for purchasing the first one available in my state.

The extra 25 is for the 2.0T Theta II mandated by the NHTSA for the previously manufactured engines from 2014-2018 Lawsuit. It was extended as a courtesy to owners of the Veloster N.
 

digitalpeer

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my personal opinion is the i30n will be looked back at similar to looking back at original civic type r's. its an amazing car for its time and it changed the image of how Hyundai is viewed as a company. its significantly altered version of the normal car down to the chassis, and i honestly believe if we are still making petrol in years to come these will end up quite sought after.
 
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nicosp

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I'm not saying that the i30N is iconic or will it be considered as such one day but if the debate is about production numbers and prestige, we might want to take into consideration the Mazda MX-5/Miata.
It was offering no prestige at all, it was underpowered and flawed and it was produced in huge quantities. Just saying :p