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Kia Amanti, Sedan
#33 of 35 Re: Any Updates? [isellkias]
Jan 25, 2007 (2:00 pm)
Hey guys. I just joined this forum. I work for Kia Motors America, and they JUST published the pricing on the 2007 Amanti. The base model msrp will be $25,495...fully loaded will be $31k. The reason it took so long for the new models to reach dealerships is because the 2006MY Amantis were way overstocked at the ports and dealerships. Currently there is $4k customer cash incentives at the dealership level helping move these cars...I expect the incentives to increase even more in Feb. While only a small percentage of dealerships have the new amanti's, you'll slowly see that number increase as they get rid of the old models. THe 2007 Amantis were ready to be shipped LONG time ago, but with so many old models left, they held on as long as they could.
From test driving it, it's a sweet ride, and an amazing deal. I'm just a little upset, KIA won't be spending any money to market this product this year on a national level...i guess there isn't enough volume to justify the costs involved..
#34 of 35 2008 Kia Amanti rented for 10 days
Mar 01, 2010 (4:36 pm)
I and all our family were most impressed with this vehicle which we rented in Phoenix, Az. I would guess that it was the luxury version with its leather seats and power sliding roof. It was by far the most comfortable and spacious vehicle I have ever driven. It had a great ride, was very quiet and considering the soft ride, I thought it handled well. We drove nearly 500 miles on one day, and at the end I could fairly easily have managed another 200 miles - I consider this remarquable. Usually, I am pretty tired after 300 to 400 miles. The powertrain was smooth and effortless, and the steering inspired confidence on fast curves. Brakes were ample, if very slightly noisy, but only by comparison with the totally silent function of everything else. Averaging 66mph on a nearly 500 mile long journey with 5000ft elevation changes, we got 28.3mpg - very good in my opinion. We all liked the styling very much, and I disagree with the Edmonds reviewer who apparently found it old fashioned and stodgy. I consider it to be elegant and distinctive, and I loved the view of the curved fenders either side of the hood, and the rear was great.
I would certainly like to be in this car if I was making a long tour around north america.
#35 of 35 Rented Amanti
May 26, 2010 (8:51 am)
pcaker....I couldn't have said it better myself!