: Guess the Interior III (or IV?)



BeelzeBob
05-29-03, 08:43 AM
What is it?

BeelzeBob
05-29-03, 08:44 AM
:D

ultravorx
05-29-03, 08:49 AM
Eldorado ETC, ealry/mid 90's

Elvis
05-29-03, 09:47 AM
Looks kinda Volvoish to me.

kcnewell
05-29-03, 09:58 AM
Looks like a lexus to me!

Brett
05-29-03, 10:04 AM
steering wheel and seats look mercedes, but i dont see the seat controls on the door panel. Ill go with mercedes though.

elwesso
05-29-03, 10:31 AM
Its dang nice, i know that...... It doesnt look japanese or german to me, im going to say some sort of English car, maybe a Jaguar or a Rolls...

kcnewell
05-29-03, 10:39 AM
I've changed my mind, I think it's the new KIA luxury model. Whatever they call it!

BeelzeBob
05-29-03, 11:16 AM
You went to kia.com didn't you? Good thinking.. It's the Kia Amanti.. Funny how people guess seriously expensive models...

kcnewell
05-29-03, 07:16 PM
I went to kia.com after I posted just to check and see if I was right....It looked familiar to me when I saw it. I just wasn't sure where I'd seen it before.

Night Wolf
05-29-03, 07:41 PM
V8 and RWD, and they really have a winner......


...... I want to see more picturres, and of the inside......and the price.. around $20k?

BeelzeBob
05-30-03, 12:08 AM
Around $25k - same as the Hyundai XG350
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100281378/022856-E.jpg
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100281378/022857-E.jpg
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100281378/022858-E.jpg
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100281378/022859-E.jpg
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/2004/Kia/100281378/022860-E.jpg

Ralph
05-30-03, 02:06 AM
Oh my God that interior looks EXACTLY like a new Jag S-type, I thought that was the cat face in the center of the steering wheel and they totally stole the gated shifter from Jag also!!

Ralph
05-30-03, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Ralph
Oh my God that interior looks EXACTLY like a new Jag S-type, I thought that was the cat face in the center of the steering wheel and they totally stole the gated shifter from Jag also!!

It even has the classy light wood trim.:D :cool:

elwesso
05-30-03, 10:07 PM
Its golden, but i still cant consider KIA to be a luxuary car....

Brett
05-30-03, 10:13 PM
Holy old E-class Batman

BeelzeBob
05-31-03, 10:51 AM
Well, it IS a luxury car...

elwesso
05-31-03, 03:09 PM
Its just like..... most people dont consider cadillacs to be fast, fine handling cars....

Elvis
05-31-03, 06:07 PM
This is an alarming new trend. The low-cost manufacturers like Kia and Hyundai are making "knock-offs" just like those Taiwan Rolexes.

It might just work.

elwesso
05-31-03, 06:30 PM
They will still never have the class of cadillac, lexus, Infiniti, BMW, MBz, etc....

BeelzeBob
05-31-03, 07:58 PM
You never know.. All it takes is slowly raising the price and providing better service to those who are willing to pay. They just may come around.. Look at Volkswagen? They're ready to drop Audi and move on with their own luxury cars. It's only a matter of time before we're all on a level playing field...

Blackout
06-01-03, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by elwesso
They will still never have the class of cadillac, lexus, Infiniti, BMW, MBz, etc.... I don't think Kia is too worried about competeing against those car companies. I would think they are more competeing against the Hyundai.

BeelzeBob
06-01-03, 02:32 PM
They're actually owned by Hyundai.. I do agree that they're not competing with any of these people, though. They're competing with those beneath them.. Honda, Nissan, Toyota...

elwesso
06-01-03, 03:13 PM
It will be a gloomy day when KIA outsells cadillac in luxuary cars :(

Ralph
06-02-03, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by BlackoutSpecV
I don't think Kia is too worried about competeing against those car companies. I would think they are more competeing against the Hyundai.


I don't know, because I don't think that 30 years ago Toyota really tried to compete with all the American car companies and look where they are today! That's how they undermine the domestics, because they offer a lot for a little. Look where the Toyota Corolla is today, they are the number 1 selling car (I think I read this, correct me if I am inaccurate.) They mentioned on the tv news that 60 percent of Americans would not buy another American (domestic) car again!! In this regard, Americans are undermining their own economy, aren't they??

kcnewell
06-02-03, 01:29 AM
Many Americans are by definition " Idiots " But , it's a free country! KIA...Is what it is....I'm one American that will NEVER drive one of those pieces of S**T!

Ralph
06-02-03, 01:38 AM
Or this dumb-ass Canuck!!!

elwesso
06-02-03, 11:58 AM
Or THIS RICER!!!!

Blackout
06-12-03, 10:23 AM
Don't forget "class" is a direct result of subjective things like perceived quality and design. Niether of which are currently Cadillac strong points.

elwesso
06-12-03, 10:54 AM
That is true........ But you will gain some respect if you drive a caddy....... Or at least moreso than if you drive a kia!

03EscaladeAWD
06-12-03, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Ralph
They mentioned on the tv news that 60 percent of Americans would not buy another American (domestic) car again!! In this regard, Americans are undermining their own economy, aren't they?? Those 60% are, well, dumbasses. We're in a bad time for the economy and here they come buying Toyotas and Hondas. Just like one time I saw a Honda CRV with American flags all over the outside and inside, the flag out of the window, the flag bumper sticker, the flag magnet, an animal dressed with American flags clothes as a bobblehead, and a lot more. I dont know if she realizes its a DAMN JAPANESE CAR!!!! People need to be more educated about the cars they buy. The people that probably responded no to that vote were ricers, tree-huggers, (no offense...actually offense. I got a gas eater that swallows gas up and coughs it out like theres no tommorrow. one reason we bought our escalade ;) ) women who knew nothing about cars, except that some are cute, and the people that unfortunatly bought an American lemon and aren't willing to give them another chance. Maybe the economys down cause no ones buying domestics. And those same 60% are probably the ones that keep complaining about the economy too. :mad: Makes me so mad!!! If we goto war with Japan, people will say, "I support the U.S. in their troops. Just dont destroy the car factories cause I'm looking to buy me a new Toyota." :banghead:

elwesso
06-12-03, 12:51 PM
I see nothing wrong with buying a USED import, since someone already supported foreign nations, and buying it will support the american economy.......

BeelzeBob
06-12-03, 11:56 PM
If I had a foreign car I certainly wouldn't expect to lose my right to be patriotic.. In any case, domestic cars will rise again. It wasn't very long ago (early 80's?) that there were more domestic cars on the road than foreign cars. Right? It took quite some time for people to start buying foreign cars over domestics. In time, as domestic cars are being made better, things will shift again... It'll just take time.

I'm led to believe that domestic cars were made to break down in time - years ago... I've heard this time and time again. Supposably, it was to make more money after the sale rather than have a car that needed little maintenance.. I really wouldn't be surprised if this were true. Many people do believe this to be reality. In that case, than we really screwed-up. But, we know better now...

Ralph
06-13-03, 01:01 AM
Awwwww, those Toyota Corollas are just sooooooo cute! LOL. Unfortunately, in Canada, because of our dumb-assed laws for environmental protection, I see a lot more Toyotas and Hondas. We live under the fear of Kyoto being passed, but thats another story I won't get into. I do firmly believe that if you buy a Honda, most of that money will go overseas, after-all it's a Japanese company. But I am confused as to whether a Honda can really be called a foreign car when they are made for Canada in Ontario, and also somewhere in the U.S. for your market as well. I know psychologically, somewhere in the back of my mind I cannot ever consider a Honda a Domestic car. So I am confused.

Sal, I hear what you are saying about the older domestics made to be breaking down, I've certainly heard this as well. But there are just too many '70's cars still running around for me to firmly believe that. My dad has a '79 Nova and has been absolutely trouble free except for tires, etc. I think there were and are still bad examples made of all types of cars. If you want proof of this, go to MSN's homepage and type in any car manufacturer and then click "consumer experiences." This is where I love to do reliability research and hear it from the people who own them. There are still many problems reported from Honda and Toyota even though they are brand new. I haven't checked the so-called best of the best "Lexus" yet, but that will be next.

elwesso
06-13-03, 01:06 AM
The old pushrod v8s will last forever!!!! Man i wish they still built them like they used to.....

mmmm, 427 with 2 4bbl holley carbs, <drool>

03EscaladeAWD
06-13-03, 01:57 PM
I wish the Northstars were carbuerated pushrods too. It would give them the low end grunt that they need. And I guess if you buy a used import, it wouldn't hurt the American economy. I really hope that countries would leave America alone and let us do the car sellin. Also, no more SUVs! If we have to have them, then I'm fine with like Jeep Wranglers for people that use them RIGHT, or an SUV that will tow, like our Escalade, if you NEED to tow. I admit, we dont tow, but we needed that extra cargo so that we could seat a family of four plus their luggage since we go on 14 hour road trips annually, and we needed the Cadillac luxury.

elwesso
06-13-03, 10:50 PM
It doesnt matter to me...... If we can sell SUVs, sell them..... Its the people that drive them (that cant drive) that isnt good.....