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You are in the Kia Amanti
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Azera, Kia Amanti, Sedan
#2 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [gamleged]
Dec 27, 2006 (10:01 am)
My guess would be that Hyundai is spreading the platform costs over the Azera/Grandeur and the Amanti. I didn't do a side by side comparison, but I would guess the specs for interior space and sizings to be the same as the Azera. The engine and transmission sound the same.
I still have problems with the grill looking like early 60's Studebaker Hawk models as used on the Amanti. I'll take the looks of the Azera over this new Amanti. I also think that resale for a Hyundai will be better than a Kia, different perception in the market for similar cars.
#3 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [wamba2000]
Dec 27, 2006 (12:56 pm)
And, if some of the folks here think Hyundai dealerships are bad, Kia's are bottom-feeders by comparison.
#4 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [dborth]
Dec 27, 2006 (1:13 pm)
Regardless, Greater Hyundai Conglomerate takes it to the bank regardless "who" wins in sales.
#5 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [dborth]
Dec 27, 2006 (4:44 pm)
I recently bought my Mother a 2006.5 Optima after she was in a bad accident and I have to disagree. ALL car dealers are bottom-feeders. The experience I had with the Kia dealership has been excellent and they have been great for my Mother to deal with too post-sale. The Hyundai dealer I bought my Sonata from has been excellent as well. You can't compare a Kia dealer to a Hyundai dealer. If you read enough posts, there are just as many negatives said about all car dealers.
There are some dealership owners that have better reputations than others and the make of the car they sell is irrelevant!
#6 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [cableguy06]
Dec 28, 2006 (3:22 am)
Re. # 5 Well, I can / did compare the Kia and Hyundai dealerships. But in fairness, MY local Kia dealership is a bottom-feeder.
#7 of 24 It's usually best
Dec 28, 2006 (5:10 am)
to avoid generalizations like "all" dealers. Certainly report your individual experiences, but it's neither a good idea nor fair to assume that all dealers will treat everyone the way you were treated.
#9 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [dborth]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:34 am)
Thankfully, our local Hyundai dealer is also a Kia dealer, and the dealership is a good one. It's also a Toyota, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, and VW dealer - all in a multi-building superstore complex.
The worst thing I've heard from my Hyundai mechanic is that Kia's parts distribution is poor, much worse than Hyundai or others. Toyota has the best parts distribution.
#10 of 24 Re: It's usually best [pat]
Dec 28, 2006 (5:06 pm)
Thanks, and I agree, which explains my additional post regarding "MY" local experience. I should have made a better effort not to generalize.