I don’t like letdowns.
When I have high expectations for something, whatever it is better live up to those expectations, or I won’t go back for a second chance.
My expectations for the Hyundai Veloster were stratospheric. Finally, I thought, an automaker is going to build a hot car that doesn’t cost much, looks straight out of a designer’s sketch pad and offers some genuine performance chops. The initial concept sketches looked great. The rumor mill churned about this car being some kind of modern Honda CRX that Honda refused to build.
What we got, of course, was a Veloster that looks like a squashed meatball and accelerates almost as quickly.
A turbo Veloster is coming next year, but will it be worth another chance?