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#895 of 1413 Re: 2006 Amanti Release Date? [shadow99688]
Aug 20, 2005 (3:11 pm)
A larger engine sounds like a very good move on Kia's part...sure would help; 200 HP just isn't enough for this vehicle, also would be nice in their smaller (forgot the name) SUV. Think I'll take a "wait and see" position for now. Better safe than sorry, although they did offer to sell me a brand new LOADED Amanti today for 21,300 (approx. $7K below sticker, which ain't too shabby).
Thanks for the info!
Aug 20, 2005 (4:46 pm)
indeed, I have had the same problem you are having with your fuel filler door. This being on my '01 Kia Sportage 4x4, back in 2002. I pulled into a gas station just off of I-5 in the Skagit Valley, walked back to the back expecting to see the filler door open. I didn't forget to push the remote door release, or had I, I remember thinking. I walked back up into the cab and pushed the button to release the fuel filler door again, and nothing had happened, the filler door was stuck shut. Well, I decided to try and pry it open with a screwdriver. Pretty much a "Primitive Pete" idea, but I got the door open. I got my gas and the next time it stuck closed again!
I made an appointment at my Kia dealer for it and they fixed it under Warranty. They had to put a new set of parts-fuel filler door lock/release mechanism parts of some variety. Take yours in and let me know what happens, OK, magmax? I'm sure they'll fix it for free under the Warranty.
#897 of 1413 Re: Car rental Amanti [drew11]
Aug 21, 2005 (7:12 pm)
try enterprise rent a car, i rented one from them when i was in san antonio for a week,
Aug 21, 2005 (7:19 pm)
every time I use the key fob to get back into the car the mirrors go to a different position, it might memorize it one time but then the second time I push it, it goes to a different location. is any body else having a problem with this?
#899 of 1413 Re: mirror memory [futura77339]
Aug 21, 2005 (9:21 pm)
Hi Futura, As I understand the system to work, one position is memorized by one key fob and the second by the second fob, on the assumption that two drivers for two positions means they'll each have a key of their own. So it's possible that you're trying to memorize a second setting on the key fob, which it won't do. You can use the buttons on the door, though, and just ignore the key fob. Anyway, I've never had a problem with mine but then I've only used a single key fob so far.
#900 of 1413 Re: 2006 Amanti Release Date? [shadow99688]
Aug 21, 2005 (9:31 pm)
Like you I've not been successful in finding out anything about the 2006 models here in Canada. But I go in for a service in two days and we'll see what I can pry out of them then. That new 3,8 V6 from the Hyundai Azera seems to be exactly what the Amanti needs -- more power, better mileage -- but I wouldn't hold my breath. I suspect it would take a fair amount of re-engineering to fit that much power into the Amanti without a pretty thorough re-do of the suspension and that would cost. I still feel that Hyundai/Kia need to sit down and decide which brand is going to be the luxury one and which the sporty one. With the Azera coming up, Hyundai will have a super modern upper level car that will compete directly against the Amanti, so why take sales from their own brand? Maybe the Amanti will end up being a slightly modified Azera with a more sporty feel? Of course with that engine the current Amanti could literally blow the Toyota Amanti into the weeds, and for a lot less money too. I've pretty well decided that if this is how they're going, I'll replace my Amanti in another year or two with a new one if it has that engine. At the moment, frankly, there isn't anything on the market that appeals to me as much as the Amanti does, both in fit and finish as well as comfort and the power's fine for me. So my only real gripe is with the fuel consumption but I knew that going in.
#901 of 1413 Re: mirror memory [magmax]
Aug 22, 2005 (1:52 pm)
no mine is changeing the mirrors everytime i use the key fob to reopen the doors after locking them, so i guess i'll have to get it to the dealer if no one else is having a problem with this. also the way kia has it both key fob's are the same, it memorizes the last entry when ever you push the lock button. thanks
#902 of 1413 Finally seeing commercials & to Magmax
Aug 22, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Everyone yells to come see the Amanti lottery commercial when it airs. We saw it twice on ABC during the national news. Now maybe my family and friends (and coworkers) won't keep asking me .. if it's such a nice vehicle why isn't it advertised more?
Also, up there.. I'm not sure what a key fob is. I know on my car that my mirrors stay where I left them. If I turn the button to the left, then they drop when I put it in reverse, or if to the right, then only the right one drops. Wait.. I do remember while a while there that they were defaulting back. Seems like I had to put it in Park with foot on brake for it to hold the positioning that I wanted. Bill - Orlando
#903 of 1413 Re: mirror memory [futura77339]
Aug 22, 2005 (11:03 pm)
So far as I know, several Opirus (the other name of " Amanti" in Asia) of my city have the same problems as you described. Mine included! I tried many ways to adjust it in the correct way, but it does not work after several days. The dealer said the computer of the car can only drive the mirror but can not reset the positions of them. So I have to tell you that you'd better, like me, put up with it.
#904 of 1413 for people interested in buying an amanti
Aug 23, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I like hyundai, especially that they are making more refined engines in future models, including the accent and sonata, but kia is a little disapionting to me. Kia's are good, with the amanti at $25,550, in the large sedans class. Very Cheap!!! the amanti offers decent acceleration, has a good transmission, but braking is only on-par. the handling is horrible. but on the other hand, the amanti offers a great, quite ride. a very driver-oriented interior! But fuel economy is bad, especially with only 200 horses.
But, overall, its a good car at a bargain price