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KIA Unveils New Car Design

Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by HellasVagabond, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    Well guys it seems that the rather small car manufacturer KIA may have something up its sleeve as it is about to unveil a new 2 door car design at Frankfurt International Motor Show 2007. Looks Fineeeee....Wonder if the final version looks anything like it.
     

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    Kia will always be junk to me.
     
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    Buy a Kia, buy the best! Drive a mile, walk the rest!
     
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    We used to say that about Honda, too. :D
     
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    I never did, so please don't include me. :)
     
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    eww kia.
     
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    Ouch.
     
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    You guys seriously need to research before you trash a company.

    Hyundai bought Kia, and they're now basically a very well done budget section of Hyundai.

    And who in their right mind is arguing with a 10 year/ 100,000 mile warranty?
     
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    A budget section of a budget car company. Kia's still crap. I don't care if they have a 100-year warranty. I'd rather have a short warranty if I trust I won't have to use it much.

    Getting work done under warranty is fine, but the hassle still sucks.
     
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    Um... Korean cars are more reliable than American and even German cars so I have no idea what you are basing your comment off of.

    edit: That car looks pretty nice... too bad it'll probably be toned down a lot by the time it hits the market. All concept cars look really nice but the manufacturer always decides to significantly change the looks :(
     
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    Everything is subjective. Obviously I'm basing it off of the opposite of what you are.
     
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    More reliable than german cars cause they aint sophisticated as german cars :)
     
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    Reliability is relative to what the car offers. If it's bare-minimum, sure it's reliable. The more parts a system has, the less reliable. Engineering fundamental.
     
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    The "budget-budget" cars are actually quite reliable. While they certainly are no race-cars, independent firms such as Consumer Reports and Edmunds recognize that Kia is fine in the sector that they have been put in.

    If I seem a little pissed, it's because I learned on (and drive) a 2006 Kia Rio. I have to admit, as I started learning how to drive, I hated the thing. No power steering, manual transmission, no AC/radio (we did get an aftermarket radio installed afterwords), and zero features. The thing was about $11,000 new, including license and tax. However, despite my terrible driving as I was learning (mmm burned clutch), the Rio is no worse for wear. If anything, it's better than before. If you want a reliable, no-BS ride to get you from place to place, Kia has exactly what you're looking for. I also get 30 MPG city, and 45MPG highway. With a 110 HP engine, I can get from 0-60 in roughly 8 seconds (takes some fancy shifting, but still). I drive the thing like a race car, have never had a problem, and I highly doubt I ever will. A far cry from what Kia used to be (Consumer Reports once refused to rate a Kia vehicle because it broke down too much for it to be driveable for their tests).
     
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    And why are they giving that to us? Maybe because they are junk by chance?
     
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    I'm a Japanese fanboi

    Anything from japan, cars, electronis, girls, I will dig.
     
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    Does that rhyme with hiney? :p
     
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    A long warranty is a sign of confidence from the manufacturer, it's a lot more trouble for Kia/Hyundai to rebuild a car three times than to sell it once, so I suspect that they are true to their word. Kia/Hyundai is quickly becoming the next Honda/Toyota. Excellent crash test ratings, great reliability, impeccable efficiency, and a nice bit of power, to boot.
     
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17385761/

    Kthx.

    Unreliable? Hardly. Reliability + 10 year, 100k mile warranty = win. The only major problem that you'll encounter with Korean cars is their resale value... but it wasn't that long ago when Hondas and Toyotas were considered mediocre.

    Hyundai is moving up from the "bare minimum" stage to the "more complex" stage. If you have seen any of their new cars, they are comparably equipped to BMW's and Lexus's and also coupled with the extremely long warranty.
     
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    LoL....Well it looks nice when it comes to design...I doubt anyone here can say otherwise....Kinda reminds me the 2nd yellow car in transformers...A Camaro ?
     
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    And that's why MS is extending the warrenty on the Xbox 360?


    I would of never of thought it to be a sign of confidence.:roll:
     
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    Yeah, I can buy a wrench at Wal-Mart and it's reliable for as long as I live. It's just a wrench though.

    Why are we obsessed with reliability? It's not what we're arguing.
     
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    what the hell you talking about what other than an AMERICAN made chevy pickup will outlast you?
     
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    Exactly! The Hyundai Sonata comes with a V6, a 5-speed transmission with manual override, almost all the features/performance of a Lexus, good efficiency, and that great warranty, all for about $15,000 less.

    I know that if I were in the market for nice cars, I wouldn't pay $15,000 for someone to put an L on my front grille.
     
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    Scroll up to the link I posted.
     

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