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I like to showcase how some of the other car companies are doing so that we can compare how our favorite company is doing.. For the price, this is a pretty nice car. Find out about it here and let me know what you think: http://www.kia.com/amanti/index-full.php

Take a look at the Micro Site...
 

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Lincoln Town Car trunk lid & license plate enclosure, Mercedes headlights, Jaguar in-board parking lamps, Lincoln Town Car rear window curveature & Town Car roof. Chrysler Crosssfire Grille. Personally, I like the Hyundai GX350 better.
 

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I don't see why everyone is hating on the car. I'd buy one. I mean you have dual climate control for the front and back, leather, wood *dunno if it is real or fake* interior, Infinity sound system, 2 set memory seats, moonroof, so I mean what isn't to like about this car?
 

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I don't see why everyone is hating on the car. I'd buy one. I mean you have dual climate control for the front and back, leather, wood *dunno if it is real or fake* interior, Infinity sound system, 2 set memory seats, moonroof, so I mean what isn't to like about this car?
That's what I'm sayin'! :D
 

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After looking at the other pics it also has a 6 disk CD player! For $25k I'm all over that!! I think the main reaosn people are hating on the car is because its a "Kia" but hey you get a nice ass car like that plus a 100,000 mile warranty. So go to your local cadillac dealer and say you want dual climate control for the front and back, leather, wood interior, Infinity sound system, 2 set memory seats, moonroof, 6 disk cd changer and a 100,000 warranty for $25k. They'll laugh you right out of the place!
 

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I think because the XG350 has everything you mentioned, incl. the warrantee and the styling is original, unlike the Kia. Juat my guess, and probably the reason ~ ~
 

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The styling isn't original - you're right - then again look at the Hyndai Sonata. It's a Jaguar. :p Regardless, the XG350 IS original-looking. But look at how well the Lexus LS does - and how original is that? Then you've got the big Acura (forget the model name). How many companies copy?

I'm anxious to see what this new bigger Hyundai is going to be like. But - for someone who doesn't have a big budget, both these cars - the Amanti and XG350 offer some really amazing stuff... You CAN own a luxurious, quite, smooth and fairly powerful car with lots of options - even if you're not well-off...
 

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I hope more car comapnies start to offer more cars likes these. I guess we might have a new car catagory: Economy luxury car
 

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I hope more car comapnies start to offer more cars likes these. I guess we might have a new car catagory: Economy luxury car
As time goes on more and more features are becoming standard at a much cheaper price. If you look at the "luxary" cars of the early 90's and there features and compare them to the cars coming out now. The features are the same. My thing is that I will NEVER buy a new car b/c of the amount of value you will lose in the first year or 2.
 

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Remember the KIA (Kozlowski in Action) and the Hyndai are the same company
Daughter has a KIA for almost 8 months it has no warrenty work yet
 

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It might be a nice car... it's still a little on the small side though, and there is still no prestige in owning a Kia. I don't like or hate the styling.. but it does still look like all the generic cars of today.
 

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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.
 

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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. :sneaky:
 

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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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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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