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#1224 of 1409 Re: 2006 Kia Amanta - Acceleration [lu06]
Jan 06, 2007 (10:10 pm)
If you go to the KIA Amanti forums, as stated earlier in this thread, you will find many other folks having the same issues, and getting the same results. It appears that KIA is not seeing the issue here, and the potential future threat to the reputation of the Amanti, not to mention a lot of pissed off customers. You have heard the old story of not letting a mole hill grow into a mountain. I believe that KIA may be doing this with the current Amanti issues. They do not appear to be actively pursuing the issue. By the way, with all of the time that my vehicle was in the shop, I was never offered another vehicle to drive. Currently, my vehicle has been sitting in the garage, since the middle of December. I have been waiting for the dealer to find some information to fix my car. After the last 'jerking session' of the car, on a main street, I did not feel safe driving it. Imagine paying monthly payments on something that you can't use! I am preparing to declare my vehicle a lemon, under California Law. My patience has been exceeded.
I don't remember if the following link was mentioned:
It is another spot where Amanti owners have been complaining.
#1225 of 1409 newkidontheblock
Jan 07, 2007 (5:08 am)
I was fascinated with the looks of the Amanti when it first appeared a couple of years ago---sort of a reverse snobbery! Every time a saw one I thought, some day I'll buy one. Even went so far as to chase one at 80+ MPH out in California on the east side of the Sierras to find out how he liked his rental Amanti. (he liked it fine). Anyway, I just acquired an '05, silver and loaded except for Traction Control. Former rental with 34K miles, from a Kia dealer who said it had been used for several months by the owner of the dealership. I figured that was good---maybe they got all the bugs out of it. I test-drove it at least 75 miles and found none of the problems mentioned in this forum, except it appears the tranny whines a bit in certain gears (I kind of like the sound!) So far I love the car, reminds me of my elderly Aunt's 1965 Cadillac!
The dealer had changed O&F and replaced the front rotors before delivery, which was nice. BUT...I checked the oil level and found it at least 1" over the full line! Also, I checked the lug nuts to be sure I could remove them on some cold, stormy night, which is always when you get a flat. They were so overtorqued I had to use a 5' iron pipe over the lug wrench to loosen them. By the way, those KIA hubcaps are a little tricky. Don't the dealers know the specs on these items?
In any event, it's a great car for the price I paid. My wife, who doesn't like the looks of the front end (I love it!), is very pleased with the quietness and smoothness of the ride as well as the beautiful inter ior. donnier
#1226 of 1409 Re: newkidontheblock [donnie]
Jan 08, 2007 (2:16 pm)
I had my first flat tire Saturday and I nor two good samaritians who stopped to help me were able to loosen the lugnuts, they were so overtorqued. Finally a Road Ranger stopped and was able to change the tire for me. I had to get a new tire. It's in the shop, and I told they they loosen them so that a normal human being can loosen them next time. Still love my car.
#1227 of 1409 Power Door Locks
Jan 19, 2007 (6:35 pm)
I had a Trailblazer and the doors locked automatically when shifting into gear, and I was wondering if the Amanti could be programed to do this also, as I have read in the Santa Fe forums that this feature is programmable.
#1228 of 1409 Re: Acceleration Problem [ppborceb]
Jan 20, 2007 (8:48 pm)
I had this problem with a 2005 Amanti and am now having it with a replacement 2006. Dealer could not find a fix to the problem with either vehicle. Mechanic told me not to overfill gas tank as this may be the cause. The surge happens after engine off with either full tank of gas or half tank.
#1229 of 1409 Re: 2006 Kia Amanta - Acceleration [lu06]
Jan 28, 2007 (5:03 pm)
Yes, they claimed that they cleared greese off my cables, and that this was believed to be the problem. It did not change anything.
#1233 of 1409 Chat transcript is up!
Feb 08, 2007 (5:27 am)
A couple of weeks ago we had Kia Marketing VP Ian Beavis in for a chat with members and guests. Click here to read the transcript. Enjoy!