Anyone drive a Hyundai or Kia...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by coloradochick, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're lookiing at cars YAY!!!! and these two are two that we're looking at. Anyone have any pro's/cons about either...
     
  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any personal experience with them, but Consumer Reports likes many of the Hyundai models. They just published their April auto issue. You could pick one up to see what they say...
     
  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    We owned a Kia Sorento, a few years back. Not the greatest gas mileage (I believe they've improved it in the newer models), but it was a good, solid SUV, not too big, and I felt safe driving it in all road conditions. It was a toss-up between that and the Hyundai Santa Fe - we went with the Sorento because it had more interior space. Kia and Hyundai's warranties can't be beat.
     
  4. elijahboy

    elijahboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i had a kia optomia and i LOVED LOVED LOVED IT

    bought it brand new off the lot (like 300 miles) in 2004

    the ONLY thing i EVER had to do was get the window rollup machine replaced but it was under warranty so i paid nothing

    that was the best car drove from maryland to south carolina plenty of times

    soldit 2010 with under 70k miles for almost 4k

    the ONYL con to this car is the resale value but the kias have been getting good reps so the resale value may be a lot better since 2010

    i would so buy another NOT A BRAND NEW ONE but i would love to own another

    my suggestion to you would be to buy one that is atleast a year or 2 old

    never even changed the battery in 6 fricking years

    OH AND DONT GET THE SPORTS SHIFTER IF THEY STILL HAVE IT they will SO try to talk that model up but dont total waste of money. the best time to buy is like sept.

    i remember when i bought mine (kia wernt so popular either) they had deals going on up north buy one get one free and the smaller ones would go down to like 10k.
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Kia is running a great incentive right now. We ran to the KIA dealer yesterday since they were closed and lurked without having to be attacked by the salesman [​IMG] just to see if we wanted to proceed with it. We really like the Chevy sedans but they're a little pricey for us and you're so right the warranties on the KIAs are untouchable. I'll run and grab the Consumer Reports. I was trying to look at it on the web but they want you to subscribe.
     
  6. elijahboy

    elijahboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your not on the mailing list get on it

    kia is on a roll right now i have been getting so much crap from them in the mail

    one advertisement was like 3k off that would have been great if i was going to buy one

    i think if they run a deal for a optima for like 11k i might jump on the bandwagon the kia bandwagon.
     
  7. elijahboy

    elijahboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and the consumer reports are very good for the kias

    i cant imagine why they would NOT be a top seller within the next 5 years
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just couldn't drive a car whose name literally says Killed In Action. Otherwise, they seem like a great buy for the money.
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I drive a Hyundai Sonata, and I love it! Hyundai's are very good cars!
     
  10. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have owned two Kia vehicles...... a Spectra which we had a few issues with and now we have a Kia Soul and I love it. It does exactly what I need for a reasonable price. I have had it for almost two years now and only had to change the oil and rotate the tires.

    The problem we had with the Spectra were all minor and under warranty so you can tell it didn't keep us from getting another Kia.

    Hope that helps.
     

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