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Just picked up my summit gray GT Sport DCT the other day. I also have a Subaru Outback and the GT will be my commuter/fun/small adventures car. Coming from the 3,950 lbs Outback as my DD, the GT has been a hoot to drive and a nice change, though I definitely need to be mindful of the lower ground clearance and not speed through every speed bump and dips...ha It's also the first non-Subaru I've had in the last decade and the first dual clutch. Coming from ther CVT Outback, it's nice to have gears again.

My criteria for my commuter and daytrip car was a hatchback, boosted, and HID/LED headlights. Thought about getting a smaller Subie, but they don't make exciting cars anymore and the only small car in their line up nowadays with a turbo is the WRX sedan. The Impreza is an okay commuter car, but gutless in the mountains. I considered other cars and was resigned to getting a Civic hatch until I randomly came across The Straightpipe guys video review of the GTS. After seeing their review and doing more research on the GTS, it moved to the top of the list due to its value and it checking off most things on my criteria list. While the Civic hatch gets better MPGs, I'm not completely sold on it's overdesigned styling. Plus, it's not as value-laden as the GTS. Anyway, after searching around for a while, was finally able to pick one up and have really been enjoying the car.
 

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Just picked up my summit gray GT Sport DCT the other day. I also have a Subaru Outback and the GT will be my commuter/fun/small adventures car. Coming from the 3,950 lbs Outback as my DD, the GT has been a hoot to drive and a nice change, though I definitely need to be mindful of the lower ground clearance and not speed through every speed bump and dips...ha It's also the first non-Subaru I've had in the last decade and the first dual clutch. Coming from ther CVT Outback, it's nice to have gears again.

My criteria for my commuter and daytrip car was a hatchback, boosted, and HID/LED headlights. Thought about getting a smaller Subie, but they don't make exciting cars anymore and the only small car in their line up nowadays with a turbo is the WRX sedan. The Impreza is an okay commuter car, but gutless in the mountains. I considered other cars and was resigned to getting a Civic hatch until I randomly came across The Straightpipe guys video review of the GTS. After seeing their review and doing more research on the GTS, it moved to the top of the list due to its value and it checking off most things on my criteria list. While the Civic hatch gets better MPGs, I'm not completely sold on it's overdesigned styling. Plus, it's not as value-laden as the GTS. Anyway, after searching around for a while, was finally able to pick one up and have really been enjoying the car.
Welcome! I think that lack of value in the current hot hatch segment has brought a lot of people to the GTS. The cheap thrill of the original hot hatches has been capitalized on by the bigger manufacturers and now you are paying extra to play. Hyundai made a **** of a splash with the GTS that refreshed the segment with a lot of goodies for a cheap price and go cart feeling hatch to boot.

Congrats and enjoy your new toy!
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on sourcing your GT! Hyundai is making some smart plays in the hot hatch segment, especially now that some N variants have been confirmed for NA. Only a matter of time before we see it on the GT.
 

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Welcome! I think that lack of value in the current hot hatch segment has brought a lot of people to the GTS. The cheap thrill of the original hot hatches has been capitalized on by the bigger manufacturers and now you are paying extra to play. Hyundai made a **** of a splash with the GTS that refreshed the segment with a lot of goodies for a cheap price and go cart feeling hatch to boot.

Congrats and enjoy your new toy!
Welcome to the forum and congrats on sourcing your GT! Hyundai is making some smart plays in the hot hatch segment, especially now that some N variants have been confirmed for NA. Only a matter of time before we see it on the GT.

Yes, Hyundai looks to be trending in the right direction. Again, I never really considered their cars until I came across the video review of the GTS. The last Hyundai I had been in was a buddy's Veloster from several years back and I was not impressed. However, my brother did have like a 2001(?) Elantra GT hatchback manual and it was a pretty fun car to drive. Looking forward to seeing their new cars. The Kona looked really interesting too. The 1.6L turbo is a motor that the Subaru Crosstrek should have.
 

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Glad to have a new owner in the forum, welcome! I believe that the Kona is currently one of the top selling vehicles this year, and the EV model is really looking to disrupt the segment.
 
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