I've only just broken in the engine (according to the manual anyway) and I'm really enjoying this car.
I went with Summit Gray, and I don't think I'll get tired of the color. It makes me smile every time I walk up to it, drive it, and walk away from it when it's parked. I wish I'd applied some paint protection for the front. I'm pretty sure I already have at least one paint ding from highway driving. I guess there's always vinyl wrap.
I'm disappointed that manual buyers couldn't get the upgraded audio, but the automatic/DCT wasn't even a consideration for me.
I hadn't considered a Hyundai until I looked at a list of what manuals are still available in 2019 and that is a pretty short list if you don't want to break the bank.
Kudos for Hyundai for being one of the last manufacturers to still be selling fun to drive manual transmission cars in the US market that are under $25k. The incentives running now, make this car a serious value.
I probably would have bought the N if it were available here, but given how many of the N-Lines still sitting on the lots near me are manual, something tells me we may see even fewer manuals in the US for 2020, not more.
Anyway, thanks for hosting this forum. There really aren't many of these cars on the road (which is awesome, btw) so having a way to connect with other owners is very helpful.