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#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
#905 of 1413 the performance source
Aug 23, 2005 (3:34 pm)
the acceleration, braking and handling were from consumer reports magazines real world tests
#906 of 1413 Re: for people interested in buying an amanti [manny24]
Aug 24, 2005 (9:36 am)
Hi. I'm glad you like Hyundai. They now own Kia and in fact the Amanti is based on their XG350. We prefer to call the Amanti as "inexpensive" as it is not "cheap". I would highly recommend you personally test drive an Amanti before buying into (what I believe to be) a biased test report from CR (I know, it's hard to believe...). My brakes are great by the way. This is not a Lexus 430 (but in it's own way, it comes close).
I dare anyone to find any car, in this price range that's a nicer car. It's only bad point is it uses fuel more than it should, (something we didn't really care about a year ago but now is important). And I guarantee you the next model change of the Amanti will have a great mpg improvement over this model as it will be based on the upcoming Azera by Hyundai with its new engine.
Believe what you wish, but if you read these owner's comments here, at the forum you will NOT find complaints of it's handling. That's real world testing.
Really...test drive one yourself then decide.
#907 of 1413 Re: Dealers Desprate to sell [azhawk]
Aug 24, 2005 (2:53 pm)
18K for an (05???)..LOADED!!!!! boy I could certainly live with the soft ride and so-so gas mileage for that price...here in the SF Bay Area the best you are going to do is a base model for about 20K (05)........my Amanti is 19 months old and I paid no where what you were offered (MUCH MORE!!!!), so bottom line I would grab that loaded (leather, moonroof, super cd player, etc., etc) with absolutely no inhibitions at all...........by Bay Area standards "pretty reasonable" is an understatement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and in my opinion the mushy ride and lack of power is easily off-set by all the pluses this car offers...........you can choose to wait to check out the new (06) but you will most likely pay a whole lot more!!!!!!!
#908 of 1413 Windshield Washer Problem?
Aug 24, 2005 (5:11 pm)
At eleven months old and just shy of 20K miles, I've had my first event requiring service, outside of normal lube, oil & filter and tire rotations. My windshield washers suddenly stopped working. Upon investigation, the washer hose has broken right at the connection near the the passenger side hood hinge. Dealer has ordered a new hose, and I am waiting for the part to arrive. Anyone else had this problem? This is the ONLY problem I've experienced to date, and am still very impressed with the vehicle.
#909 of 1413 ABC WORLD NEWS AMANTI COMMERCIAL
Aug 26, 2005 (2:45 pm)
If you watch ABC's World News Tonight (at 6:30 p.m. e.s.t.), you may have noticed that they have been running a commercial all this week for the Amanti. It is a silver one just like my own. As stated in an earlier post, it is nice to know these ads are out there to at least help folks know what an Amanti is.
Tom from Central N.J.