Ok, Sorry I will, this will be my last rant on your thread. I by no means meant to degrade YOUR choice. Yes, I am on a mission, The hot hatch, which the Kona is, IS the PERFECT car for AWD and high HP combo. LIke the Golf R and say the WRC Hyundai i20 rally cars. The wheel base is perfect, the dimension of the car is at the perfect level to "throw it around " at high speed corning. In my opinion Hyundai wrecked "this perfect car " to have AWD and high HP to throw into corners, finally the Kona N with a GREAT robust 8 speed wonderfully designed transmission where the 7 speed is not. AWD is and never will be in Veloster N or the Elantra N The Kona N was meant to be the AWD king. As half of them are already AWD. I know I have one and it is at that level of doing it, BUT the crap 7-speed trans and an easiness of high HP is a lot harder with the 1.6T. Unless people fight for it Hyundai would never know it screwed up on an option that many want and would pay for. Mr Beirmann had a smity vision for the Kona N. I know it could be so so much more then last on the list N as far as performance. It could be the KING if it was not "crippled" by such a horrendously stupid choice of deployment specs.Let's try to keep this thread focused on what the Kona N is, instead of what it isn't... Please and thank you.
This is my first Hyundai, and as a car enthusiast that has has been fortunate enough to own many fantastic cars over the years, I can voucher and say the Kona N is a very good car for the money. My goal here is to share my ownership experience with others who may benefit from it.
Ok I am done on this thread. Sorry, but it is my mission as a Hyundai "tuff love non fanboy-fanboy."