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Kia Spectra, Car Buying, Sedan
#49 of 62 Re: Just Purchased Spectra5 [rsxyjade84]
Jan 22, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Hi. I am considering the purchase of a 2006 Kia Spectra SX, with auto-transmission, antilock brakes, and spoiler. The only thing it is missing is the sunroof, which I am contimplating finding another with it or just doing without. The sticker is 17,500.
I wanted to know how much you got your car for, before TTT. I am trying to see how much negociation room there is on this car. thanks so much!!
#50 of 62 Re: Just Purchased Spectra5 [kaisabuk]
Jan 22, 2006 (5:20 pm)
was the 13,880 after tax tag and title or before?? I am looking at one that also has a 17,500 sticker and I want to see how much room I can move on the price
thanks so much!!
#51 of 62 Good price for '06 Spectra5?
Jun 14, 2006 (5:24 pm)
Hi, I posted this earlier in a different forum but I want to throw out what I was offered by the dealer & was wondering if anyone thinks it's a good one. They offered $14995 for an automatic Spectra5 & $12670 for Spectra (4 door). I like the hatchback better. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#52 of 62 Re: Good price for '06 Spectra5? [masta159]
Jun 15, 2006 (10:44 am)
Automatic or stick? Sunroof?
#53 of 62 Re: Good price for '06 Spectra5? [herfnerd]
Jun 15, 2006 (11:37 am)
No sunroof, but automatic. This is also the price before taxes or any other charges but it includes all rebates & incentives.
#54 of 62 2006 Spark Blue
May 18, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I bought a new 2006 Specta5 today, Spark Blue w/ ABS and sunroof, MSRP $18,675. It was a "demonstrator" model w/ 447 miles on the odometer.
I paid $13,250 plus tax/tags/title, for $14,322 out the door. I live in Washington, DC.
#55 of 62 Spectra EX auto
Jul 13, 2007 (8:40 am)
any ides on price for this model OTD? thanks bruno
#56 of 62 Almost purchased the 2007 KIA Spectra 5
Aug 28, 2007 (9:25 pm)
We were ready to purchase the KIA here in Hamilton. The dealer gave us a turnkey quote of $22767.60 for the 2007 LT Convenience Automatic with 0% financing. I did research, and thought this was a pretty good deal, as this corresponds to about $1600 discount. We were going to finalize the deal today, but I notice of the three payment plans was $379 per month for 60 months + a $3000 deposit. But that totaled $25767.60.
When we asked about it, we were told she made a mistake, and the correct turnkey price was $25558.62. And that was computed from a vehicle price of $20020. I did the math, and figured out, somewhere there was an extra $700 fee they did not tell us about, and there quote was $1600 more than what the kia.ca website computes after I add the 14% tax. So we politely said no thanks and bought a 2008 Toyota Matrix instead. In the end we paid about a thousand dollars more for the Toyota Matrix due to financing costs, but the car hold is value better, and it is a 2008 not a 2007.
I just don't get it. The KIA is clearly a lower quality vehicle, with nearly twice the cost of routine maintenance. Why would someone pay so much for it? And why can't they even give quotes were all the numbers add up correctly? And do they think we are idiots enough to believe the Canadian version gets 46 MPG, when the US version gets 30 MPG?
#57 of 62 Teaser Prices or End of Year Deal?
Aug 29, 2007 (3:20 pm)
The local Kia Dealership is offering $11k off of all Kia models.
Sedona - $15,775
Rondo - $11,775
Optima - $10,775
Sorento - $12,775
Spectra Sedan- $7,775
Rio Sedan - $6,775
These are all new 2007 models.
(You knew that had to be coming )
When I went to the dealership (without ad in hand, wanted to test them for honesty and how forthright they might be.
They did mention the $11k discount, but told me that it was only available on the vans and SUVs and only on the models that were fully loaded, resulting in a final price on the Van for example of about $23k.
The discount included a $1500 rebate and $3k in customer loyalty stuff.
When I tried to get the specifics from the dealer (when I asked about their ads) I was told that the cars did not have air conditioners. The detailed explanation was that the cars were made for the North and shipped down here to North Carolina.
Rebuttal to bad line
1. I'm from Illinois and it gets as hot in Illinois as it does in North Carolina. Air Conditioners are just as essential there as they are here in North Carolina, now maybe a car without airconditioning might sell in Alaska, but I doubt even then that a small little Kia would drive well in the snow.
2. They pointedly showed me the small little air conditioner in the other cars. The air conditioner is smaller than a small can of folgiers coffee (like about the girth of a 1 liter bottle of water, but a little shorter). I sincerely doubt that a small air conditioner like that is really worth $3.5k ($16k normal price - less $4500 in discounts = $11.5k - $8k selling price is $3.5k for an air conditioner.)
That's one hell of an air conditioner!
On a separate note, if they advertise a Kia new for $7-8k, that cannot be good for the resale value of used cars of the same make and model.
#58 of 62 Re: Teaser Prices or End of Year Deal? [brettbum]
Sep 01, 2007 (8:14 am)
Optima owner just passing through.
I bought a Kia rather than a Sonata because of similar crap from the local Hyundai dealer.
The sad fact is that Kia and Hyundai both have more than a normal share of sleazy dealers. Sad, although the snottiness of many top tier (Toyota, Honda) Japanese dealers is almost as disconcerting.