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Must not be, and I'm sure if the dealers are really as bad as everyone says they are that doesn't help. I also think there is still very much a stigma with Hyundai as a brand, even though they have been putting out some great vehicles as of late.
 

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Wow I鈥檓 very surprised, I expected them to keep it if they did the Elantra N. Is it not selling well?
They said it is because there's an Elantra N and Kona N now, making the Veloster N, in their eyes, unnecessary. But also, I never see any Hyundai N models. I don't think I've ever seen one to be honest. And I'm in a huge city, i.e. Houston.
 

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They said it is because there's an Elantra N and Kona N now, making the Veloster N, in their eyes, unnecessary. But also, I never see any Hyundai N models. I don't think I've ever seen one to be honest. And I'm in a huge city, i.e. Houston.
I see a few Veloster Ns around. The new ones are really handsome! I think people are just put off by the 3 doors.
 

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I see a few Veloster Ns around. The new ones are really handsome! I think people are just put off by the 3 doors.
This is true. Also, Hyundai's old reputation as a budget Asian brand rather than a serious competitor is hard to shed, even with rave reviews.
 

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This is true. Also, Hyundai's old reputation as a budget Asian brand rather than a serious competitor is hard to shed, even with rave reviews.
To be fair I don't trust rave reviews that well either. I'm sure pretty much any car is great for the first 4-5 hours automotive journalists have with the car. The real test is after 20, 30, 40k miles.
 

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I was seriously looking at the Elantra N but it sold the day it arrived. The odd thing is I have YET to see one of those in person. An old coworker had a veloster N. After seeing some people who have had a lot of issues with their Elantra N it鈥檚 made me happy I did not go down that route even though in photos they look great and they sound fantastic. Reminiscent of the NSRT4
 

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I went to go test drive a Kona N this past Monday. I called ahead to make sure it was there and that I could test drive it. To which I was told yes and so I let them know I鈥檇 be there in an hour.

i arrived and that鈥檚 when it started. She proceeds to tell me the car, as we鈥檙e walking to it, that it hasn鈥檛 had its preliminary inspection and so I can only drive it around their TINY parking lot. At this point I鈥檓 thinking why didn鈥檛 you tell me this before I came down, but I continue. We walk back in the dealership I tell her I鈥檒l come back later in the week when I can actually drive it. She then makes a big, loud scene about 鈥渙h you must wanna give it the gas鈥

This was my first time ever going into a Hyundai dealership. It wasn鈥檛 the absolute worst experience but I did leave thinking wow this was a waste of time.
 

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I went to go test drive a Kona N this past Monday. I called ahead to make sure it was there and that I could test drive it. To which I was told yes and so I let them know I鈥檇 be there in an hour.

i arrived and that鈥檚 when it started. She proceeds to tell me the car, as we鈥檙e walking to it, that it hasn鈥檛 had its preliminary inspection and so I can only drive it around their TINY parking lot. At this point I鈥檓 thinking why didn鈥檛 you tell me this before I came down, but I continue. We walk back in the dealership I tell her I鈥檒l come back later in the week when I can actually drive it. She then makes a big, loud scene about 鈥渙h you must wanna give it the gas鈥

This was my first time ever going into a Hyundai dealership. It wasn鈥檛 the absolute worst experience but I did leave thinking wow this was a waste of time.
From what I've read, this sort of experience is quite common amongst Hyundai dealers. A lot of why people think N cars sell terribly.
 

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3 door hatches dont appeal to enought in USA, a shame. Part of why we dont get the GRY i bet. Wasnt worth the effort it would have taken to get it to meet our regulations and not sell enough.
 

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I was seriously looking at the Elantra N but it sold the day it arrived. The odd thing is I have YET to see one of those in person. An old coworker had a veloster N. After seeing some people who have had a lot of issues with their Elantra N it鈥檚 made me happy I did not go down that route even though in photos they look great and they sound fantastic. Reminiscent of the NSRT4
Like some people have said before, cheap, fast, reliable, you can only pick 2.
 

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I went to go test drive a Kona N this past Monday. I called ahead to make sure it was there and that I could test drive it. To which I was told yes and so I let them know I鈥檇 be there in an hour.

i arrived and that鈥檚 when it started. She proceeds to tell me the car, as we鈥檙e walking to it, that it hasn鈥檛 had its preliminary inspection and so I can only drive it around their TINY parking lot. At this point I鈥檓 thinking why didn鈥檛 you tell me this before I came down, but I continue. We walk back in the dealership I tell her I鈥檒l come back later in the week when I can actually drive it. She then makes a big, loud scene about 鈥渙h you must wanna give it the gas鈥

This was my first time ever going into a Hyundai dealership. It wasn鈥檛 the absolute worst experience but I did leave thinking wow this was a waste of time.
To be brutally honest, I don't think the GRC dealership experience will be significantly better than the current Hyundai N buying experience. I'm prepared to deal with a lot of BS from Toyota salespeople who are only used to selling Corolla Crosses and Venzas. They will probably be really weird about test drives, assuming there are even units on the lot to test drive (which with current production numbers seems unlikely). Combine that with the inevitably huge markups and I think a lot of people will have the same negative experience that current Hyundai N buyers are having. I really hope Toyota acknowledges this and attempts to address it, but I kinda doubt it. It's just such a low volume car for them in the grand scheme of things that I don't see them bothering to do anything to improve the buying experience.
 

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To be brutally honest, I don't think the GRC dealership experience will be significantly better than the current Hyundai N buying experience. I'm prepared to deal with a lot of BS from Toyota salespeople who are only used to selling Corolla Crosses and Venzas. They will probably be really weird about test drives, assuming there are even units on the lot to test drive (which with current production numbers seems unlikely). Combine that with the inevitably huge markups and I think a lot of people will have the same negative experience that current Hyundai N buyers are having. I really hope Toyota acknowledges this and attempts to address it, but I kinda doubt it. It's just such a low volume car for them in the grand scheme of things that I don't see them bothering to do anything to improve the buying experience.
Honestly they might not let people test drive them. Lol.

Especially since every car will be sold before they touch a dealer essentially. It鈥檒l turn people off for sure.
 
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