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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    Quote Originally Posted by kempie
    In MI it's cheaper to insure a $40,000 Cad than a $20,000 KIA. The rates on those cars are sky high compared to a Cad.
    We have had a couple of shocked customers when they get their premium notice.
    Why is it cheaper to insure a Cadillac than a Kia?

    edit: Oh, I get it. Thieves are stealing more Kias because they're afraid of breaking down midth-theft in the Caddy.
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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    Its ugly. God damn it, its UGLY.

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    Put it beside the Honda Element and the KIA would look great
    The Element is the only car to make the Aztek look good

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    In Canada the price is $34,999.00
    FEATURES

    • Dual threshold front airbags
    • Front & rear side impact airbags
    • Side curtain airbags
    • Active front seat headrests
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters
    • Height adjustable front seatbelts
    • Emergency trunk release handle
    • Height & tilt adjustable front seat headrests
    • Height & tilt adjustable rear seat headrests
    • Childproof rear door locks
    • 3 child seat safety anchors
    • 3.5 L DOHC 6-cylinder engine, 200 hp
    • 5-speed Steptronic transmission
    • Front engine, front wheel drive
    • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Vehicle speed sensing power steering
    • Four wheel disc brakes
    • Four wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • Automatic climate control with dual zone function
    • Air quality filter
    • Rear heater control
    • Super Vision electroluminescent instrument cluster
    • AM/FM/CD/Cassette stereo with equalizer, 270W
    • 9 speaker Infinity sound system, including subwoofer
    • Multi-function display with trip computer and audio system readout
    • Power windows with express down feature
    • Central door locks
    • Power sunroof with one-touch open feature
    • Cruise control
    • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
    • Remote keyless entry with alarm
    • Remote trunk and fuel door releases – electric
    • Tilt steering column
    • Electro-chromic rearview mirror
    • Centre console with armrest and dual storage compartment
    • Dual front concealed cup holders
    • Brushed aluminum door scuff plates
    • Delay-out room lamp
    • Map lamps with sunglass case
    • Driver seat lumbar adjuster – electric
    • 8-way power adjustable driver seat
    • Dual preset driver seat memory function
    • 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
    • Leather seats
    • Heated front seats with temperature control
    • Rear centre armrest with cup holders & storage
    • Centre armrest ski pass-through
    • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
    • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (HID)
    • Integrated projector fog lamps
    • Power heated mirrors
    • Reverse dipping review mirrors
    • Chrome body accents
    • Front & rear mudguards
    • Full size alloy spare wheel
    • Tinted glass
    • Solar control glass
    • Variable intermittent wipers
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Windshield wiper de-icer


    SPECIFICATIONS

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    Type V6, iron block and aluminum head DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
    Displacement 3,497 cc
    Horsepower 200 hp @ 5,500 rpm
    Torque 220 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

    MECHANICAL

    Transmission – 5-speed automatic
    – 5-speed electronically controlled overdrive with Steptronic function
    Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
    Suspension
    – Front: Independent, double-wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar
    – Rear: Independent, multi-link, coil springs, stabilizer bar
    Anti-roll bars Front and rear
    Gas shocks Front and rear
    Steering Rack-and-pinion, power assisted, vehicle speed sensing
    Brakes Type Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum; 4-sensor, 4-channel ABS
    - Front 302 mm (11.9 in.) vented discs
    - Rear 284 mm (11.2 in.) discs
    Wheels - 16" alloy wheels
    Tires P225/60R16 all-season

    DIMENSIONS

    Overall length 4,979 mm (196.0 in.)
    Overall width 1,850 mm (72.8 in.)
    Overall height 1,486 mm (58.5 in.)
    Wheelbase 2,800 mm (110.2 in.)
    Ground clearance 175 mm (6.9 in.)
    Track (front/rear) 1,570/1,560 mm (61.8 in./61.4 in.)
    Head room (front/rear) 1,015/975 mm (40.0/38.4 in.)
    Shoulder room (front/rear) (front/rear) 1,475/1,460 mm (58.1/57.5 in.)
    Leg room (front/rear) 1,110/945 mm (43.7/37.2 in.)
    Hip room (front/rear) 1,402/1,386 mm (55.2/54.6 in.)
    Trunk volume 440 L (15.5 cu. ft.)

    FUEL SYSTEM

    Fuel tank capacity 70 L (18.5 gal.)
    Fuel regular unleaded

    FUEL ECONOMY

    Automatic transmission – City: 14.3 L/100 km/19.8 MPG
    – Highway: 8.7 L/100 km/32.5 MPG

    CURB WEIGHT

    5-speed automatic 1,855 kg (4,090 lb.)

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    omg...I can't believe it....that Kia has more features then my DeVille.....enen tough my DeVille is a '93.....

    ....damn, over 4,000lbs? that's puts it with the new DeVilles......200hp/220ft lbs of tourqe isn't bad, but on a heavy car, it won't win any races..... still.....

    really though, for someone looking for that type of a car, damn, that has to be one of the best throw-away cars ever.....buy it, use it until the warantee is up, then get rid of it and get a new one......

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    "Type V6, iron block and aluminum head DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
    Displacement 3,497 cc
    Horsepower 200 hp @ 5,500 rpm
    Torque 220 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm "

    chrysler did beatter with there 3.5

    making 200 hp out of 3.5 litres isnt much tho it isnt as sad as my 200 hp 4.9 ...but at least i got torque

    kia is famous for making the disposable car , the resale value is terrible , the only way buying a kia makes sense is if you keep it for 15 years (providing korea is making a car that will last that long)

    the resale value on a fully loaded saturn is beatter

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneage_Caddy
    making 200 hp out of 3.5 litres isnt much tho it isnt as sad as my 200 hp 4.9 ...but at least i got torque
    Try 190hp out of 8.2 liters...

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    (providing korea is making a car that will last that long)
    How many people remember the Civic when they first came over in the 70's
    They only last a couple of years
    You see Korea cars all over Centeral America
    I guess the big thing is how does KIA stand behind their warenty
    Are they easier to deal with than GM?

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    Re: Kia Amanti - Starting at around $25k

    Any dealer is easier to work with than VW

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    Interesting car but..........

    The Amanti is an interesting car. But what happens when North Korea invades South Korea?

    Who will honor the warranty?

    Buy cars only from countries that are not at risk of being invaded...that's my motto

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