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Hyundai Azera, Kia Amanti, Sedan
#15 of 24 Amaniti styling
Sep 17, 2007 (9:07 pm)
Am I the only person to really REALLY like the amaniti styling?
I really like the front end of this car and I have gotten TONS of compliments from people on it.
"It looks like a Jaguar" is what I hear the most.
Please note that I am NOT comparing it to a Jaguar.
However, the styling is very classy in my opinion.
Azera? Except for the limited I think they look just like everybody elses car.
Anyone agree? Or do I stand alone on this?
#16 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [jruder]
Sep 18, 2007 (10:44 am)
Back a couple of years ago I took a test drive in the Amanti and was duly impressed with the fit 'n finish and yes, I DO like the expressive front-end styling!
But I put off buying for another year and I read up on it and on a few other models. The reviewers were not at all kind to the 2005 Amanti, statements like "If you want to talk about a brand-new, 1956 Buick..." and "In a hard right turn, the driver can reach out his window and pick up a dime from the roadway!" Of course, my test drive was strictly residential and slow.
But in late 2006 I had visiting relatives who rented a 2006 Sonata, then had me drive them about in it... and in November I bought the Azera Limited (I also like it's front-end and wide-hipped rear end), and that's all there is to that.
And I took the test Azera out on the interstate and around exit and entrance ramps very briskly and tested the brakes (white-knuckled salesman beside me) before my decision to buy!...
#17 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [jruder]
Sep 18, 2007 (6:22 pm)
I love the 2007 Amanti's styling, that's why I bought one! It has a very handsome profile and the looks really do grow on you.
#18 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [mikewellsesq]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:40 am)
I was impressed with the 06 Amanti, but felt that it was very much underpowered. I have not driven the 07 to see how it feels.
#19 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [floridabob1]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:12 pm)
If you do try a test drive of the 2007, I think that you will be impressed at the greater power and torque in the new engine. There is a huge increase in HP and a 251 lb. reduction in the weight of the car (part of the savings comes from an aluminum block engine rather than the old iron block). The car has plenty of passing power and is quite peppy.
#20 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [mikewellsesq]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:38 pm)
I believe I read somewhere that the Amanti is now using the same engine that's used in the Azera.
Type Sixty-degree six cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum heads
Valve gear DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder
Displacement 3,778 cc
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 264 hp 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 260 lb.-ft. 4,500 rpm
Displacement (liters) 3.8
Horsepower rpm 2636000
Torque (lb.-ft) 2574500
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Valve train 24-valve DOHC w/ CVVT
Either the same engine, or Hyundai (which owns KIA) did a remarkable job in designing and building two different engines with identical specs!...
#21 of 24 Re: Amaniti styling [gamleged]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Yes, the Azera, the Amanti, and the Sedona minivan share the same "Lambda" 3.8 engine.
#22 of 24 New Amanti looks
Feb 08, 2008 (3:04 pm)
I had a 2004 and traded for my 2007, due only to the bigger engine. I LOVE my '07, loaded, but I must say when I see a '04-'06 on the road I still do a double-take, especially the taillights. I'm not crazy about a TownCar, but that's what it looks like from the back now. I still love it. Any of you heard about possible changes in 2009?
#23 of 24 need help finding pic new to the forums
Oct 02, 2011 (9:24 pm)
what do i do to see your car
#24 of 24 Re: need help finding pic new to the forums [brohargrove]
by kirstie_h HOST
Oct 03, 2011 (8:06 am)
We don't really have a "pictures" area in the forums.