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    Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    opinions please.. which one would you choose and why?


    ENGINE 1.6L Turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4/201 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 195 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
    TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual
    LAYOUT 4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, FWD hatchback
    EPA MILEAGE 26/33 mpg (city/hwy)
    L x W x H 166.9 x 70.9 x 55.1 in
    WHEELBASE 104.3 in
    WEIGHT 2,833 lb










    EXTERIOR
    Length 160.1 "
    Body width 67.8 "
    Body height 57.2 "
    Wheelbase 98.0 "
    Curb 2,720 Lbs.
    FUEL
    Fuel tank capacity 12.4 Gal.
    EPA mileage estimates25 City / 32 Hwy
    PERFORMANCE
    Base engine size 1.6 Liters
    Base engine type I-4
    Horsepower 197 Hp
    Horsepower rpm 6,000
    Torque 202 Lb-Ft.
    Torque rpm 4,200
    Drive type Front-Wheel
    Turning radius 17.7 ''

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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    I'd buy the car they still makeHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    Veloster because that one is not about to go extinct in the US
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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    Incase your looking for some aftermarket supportHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    For the record, I think the FiST is a great car from a drivers standpoint I'd take it over a FoST but the Veloster is still made and a unique car, plus you get much, much more car from Hyundai and think about it, how much did Ford put into a car they knew wasn't sticking aroundHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    Tough call. Both great cars.

    I think I'd take the Ford has the usability advantage with the four doors allowing for better access to the rear seat. The Hyundia has more torque down low, so it will feel like it comes off the line quicker, but may not "sing" in the higer RPM's like the Fiesta. That's a driver style preference.

    From personal experience, the one thing which would be the biggest discriminator for me would be the seats. I've never driven a Ford with Recaro seats (Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Mustang GT/Bullit) which fit me properly and were comfortable. As much as I really like some of the Fords, the seats killed any interest.
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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    The Recaros in the FiST are TIGHT! Btw, the Veloster DOES have a door on the P/SHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta STHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    i appreciate the opinions, please keep them coming! btw, i'm looking for a hatch (like these) and want to spend around $20-$25k...

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    Warranty and customer service...Hyundai once again Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta STHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    The Recaros in the FiST are TIGHT! Btw, the Veloster DOES have a door on the P/SHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta STHyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

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    I don’t mind a tight seat. My issues were with the placement of the side bolsters. They just didn’t fit my body shape.

    I realize the Veloster has a door...um...thing on the passenger side, but would prefer one on both sides. What Hyundai needs to do is bring the i3 N to the US. Problem solved.

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    i appreciate the opinions, please keep them coming! btw, i'm looking for a hatch (like these) and want to spend around $20-$25k...
    If your looking for a hot hatch you can’t overlook a GTI. I loved mine. One of the best cars I’ve ever owned and certainly one of the most fun. While not a hatch, a Civic SI should be looked at as well
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    Re: Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Vs. Ford Fiesta ST

    As a resident Ford girl on here I think I'd go with the Hyundai...

    1. Yes, unfortunately Ford is doing away with their car line in the US. Not sure how that will affect parts availability down the road...
    2. Hyundai has a great warranty.
    3. Screw 4 doors! Only thing I hate about my RS.

    Side note: I have the "Ford" version of the Recaros in my RS and I would LOVE for them to be tight. Unfortunately unless it's a baby seat it's not gonna be tight for me

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