We just bought my stepson a car, it's a 2013 Veloster with 130K miles on it. It appears to be a basic model with an automatic transmission. I can't really say what model it is as I don't even know what was offered. I am at day one, step one on the learning curve. The engine was replaced about 60K miles ago, and the transmission was replaced about 5000 miles ago. Both operate flawlessly now. It's got about 2000 miles on a new set of Conti tires. The car runs really well, and everything seems tight. It's a silver/gray color with black interior. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being a wreck and 10 being new, I'd say the car is a 8, maybe even a 9. It's really clean. We paid $5K for the car from a local private seller, the second owner of the car. I hope we did ok. I'm guessing it's a basic model, as it has cloth seats, no nav and no backup camera. A few questions, if I may. Sorry of they're common questions, but I know nothing at all about Velosters at this early point. My goal is to change that.
- Is it safe to say it's a basic model based upon the cloth seats, no nav or backup camera?
- Is it common for the engine/transmission to be replaced?
- What are common problems to look for with these cars?
- Do these cars have a major Achilles heel?
- How hard and expensive to upgrade to nav?
- How hard and expensive to upgrade to a backup camera?
- Any other mods we should be looking at?
Thanks all, that should get us started. So far, a few hours into our ownership, we really like this car.