Did You Know Veloster Means 'Velociraptor' And 'Friendster'?

Track day, bro. It's time for our pal at Regular Car Reviews to take on the sometimes overlooked but perfectly fun and respectable warm hatch, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

I too have driven the Veloster Turbo, and while it's not as hardcore as some of its competitors, it's different and always up for a spirited drive. As our reviewer says here, it's an example of Hyundai giving people what they want.

Besides cracking the code behind the Veloster's funky name, RCR says something a lot of folks have been thinking for some time: that maybe, just maybe, with affordable cars like the CRX-like Veloster Turbo and Prelude-esque Genesis Coupe (except power goes to the rear wheels on that one) Hyundai is the new Honda.

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He also calls it "the car for 20-somethings who hate seeing other people succeed." I can't really remember anyone saying that about Honda, ever, so take that as you will.

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Tom McParland

Patrick, can you convince Regular Car Reviews to get on Kinja?..I've tried seems like they are a little gun-shy. I even invited them to Oppo. I think they would have a blast here.