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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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