I liked it! A lot!
Hyundai did what they set out to with this. It’s not as fast as the focus st or even my old mkvi GTI, but it was definitely more engaging and fun.
Build quality was better than the rentals I’ve driven before. The dealer I was at said he’d go below invoice. He wanted it gone, and wasn’t interested in charging over sticker. He said he had a n-spec coming in a couple weeks. If I was in the market I’d be interested, but can’t help but wonder about the competition having four real doors if you have kids. I would not want to deal with that. But for the right person, I’d recommend it.