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Post by M1k3yC » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:13 pm

I managed a year with my Honda Jazz. It was objectively fantastic and I couldn't fault it, but I never really gelled with the driving experience. As I did most of my miles in it compared to my other cars, I decided to get something a bit more fun. I considered loads of options and ended up settling on a Hyundai Kona N. I would have loved an Audi S3 but the boot shape wasn't great for my greyhound - he would have had trouble comfortably standing up and moving around because he's so tall. The Kona looks big, but it's not very long - it's actually shorter than the 2016 M135i I used to have. It is a bit wider than that car and obviously taller. More importantly it has 276hp and goes like a stabbed rat with the DCT box and the right drive mode engaged. Loving it so far (and so is the dog)! :D :driving:

I like the fact you almost never see the N version on the road :)
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Post by Boyo » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:10 pm

That looks really nice :thumbsup:
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Post by N4LLY » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:39 pm

Most excellent ! :thumbsup: Congrat's.

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Post by pvr » Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:01 pm

I always used to confuse the Hyundai and Honda signs and now you park next to a Honda garage :lol:

We went through the same discussion as we had an Audi A3, then a Jeep and now the ID.3 all with the same reason - for our English Pointer to fit in. So many cars fall off due to the boot size.

Your car looks rather nice and with the engine, you will certainly have a flat dog against the rear window 8)
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:05 pm

pvr wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:01 pm for our English Pointer to fit in.
There is an irony there, surely? :lol:
M1k3yC wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:13 pm I like the fact you almost never see the N version on the road
Are headlights an option? It doesn't seem to have any! :rofl: :poke:
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Post by M1k3yC » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:03 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback - I'm enjoying having something more fun to run the hound around in. I'm hoping to use it to go to places like Caffeine & Machine and take the dog with me.
pvr wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:01 pm I always used to confuse the Hyundai and Honda signs and now you park next to a Honda garage
:D As you probably guessed, it came from Honda. It was traded at the Kia dealership next door but Kia didn't want to forecourt it, apparently.
pvr wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:01 pm We went through the same discussion as we had an Audi A3, then a Jeep and now the ID.3 all with the same reason - for our English Pointer to fit in. So many cars fall off due to the boot size.
It's easy if you're happy with something enormous, but I still wanted a relatively modest sized vehicle. The Puma ST was a strong contender and is, on paper at least, a bit more practical. I've never had a Hyundai, though, so I fancied something a bit different.
Pondrew wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:05 pm Are headlights an option? It doesn't seem to have any!
The lights are a bit creative, I'll admit. The main headlights are the lower ones at the front and integrated into the sides of the bumper.
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Post by enuff_zed » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:19 pm

A Kona N
Is it a Barbarian?
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Post by IRD » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:32 pm

Very nice indeed. Looks great in white. :thumbsup:

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Post by IRD » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:32 pm

Very nice indeed. Looks great in white. :thumbsup:

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Post by 1536Z4 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:52 pm

Looks chunky I like it ............ I think :) :thumbsup:
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Post by TitanTim » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:04 pm

Looks great Mike, happy smiles per miles :)

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Post by M1k3yC » Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:42 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:19 pm A Kona N
Is it a Barbarian?
It's hard not to think of Conan when you read the badges on the back...
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IRD, the colour is odd - it's actually Sonic Blue. Sometimes it looks quite blue, other times very light grey, and occasionally closer to purple/lilac. Which I don't really understand because it seems to be a normal paint finish. I quite like it, though.
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Post by IRD » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:24 pm

M1k3yC wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:42 pm
enuff_zed wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:19 pm A Kona N
Is it a Barbarian?
It's hard not to think of Conan when you read the badges on the back...

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IRD, the colour is odd - it's actually Sonic Blue. Sometimes it looks quite blue, other times very light grey, and occasionally closer to purple/lilac. Which I don't really understand because it seems to be a normal paint finish. I quite like it, though.

Well whatever colour it is. It looks good. 👍

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Post by M1k3yC » Sun Mar 03, 2024 11:56 am

IRD wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:24 pm Well whatever colour it is. It looks good. 👍
Thanks - if it ever stops raining I'll clean it and get some better photos of it.
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