I fell in love with the Veloster after seeing and test driving a 2012 Black with red interior w style and tech package. The only think that left me was that I felt the car needed more power. Poof - I see there is a Veloster 2013 Turbo!
I have not been able to find one to test drive yet as I am working in New York but live in Florida. I plan on purchasing it outright cash. I hate payments and car dealership finance scamming. I really do like the look of the 2012 a little more... I'm not to fond of the big black blocky intake on the front of the turbo but 131 to 200hp is a big deal and I bet they fixed a few other things.
So I have been shopping around for a 2013 black ext / blue / black interior w ultimate and int blue lighting package. Gotten some good quotes I want to pay 23 or 24k cash including tax tag and title and leave with it, but I am getting pretty high insurance rates for West Palm Beach (I will occasionally drive to NY and back but it will be registered in FL).
What are you guys paying for insurance per year? Did you buy it flat out or are making payments? What level of insurance are you carrying I want the minimal for Florida but I guess I should have some comp & collision, but I'll do max deductibles. I've never been in an accident.
I haven't been driving my own car for a few years just been renting cars so maybe thats what's doing it but I expected $1000 a year (I'm in my thirties) and it's coming out way higher if not double. Best I found so far was around $1450 a year on esurance.
Other questions. For those of you who have driven both the 2012 regular Veloster and the 2013 turbo - is the turbo really worth all the extra cash? I could probably save about $5000 getting a 2012. I am getting manual trans. Any other advice and saving money and or things to new for prospective new owners would help. I had a Elanra GT from 2004 to 2007 and loved it. This 2013 black turbo with blue int lights looks like something out of tron or a mini bat mobile.