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You are in the Kia Amanti
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Azera, Kia Amanti, Sedan
#3 of 24 Re: Competition for the Azera from... KIA?... [wamba2000]
Dec 27, 2006 (1:56 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 (2:13 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 (5:44 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 (4:22 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 (6:10 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 (7:34 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 (6:06 pm)
Thanks, and I agree, which explains my additional post regarding "MY" local experience. I should have made a better effort not to generalize.
#11 of 24 Re: It's usually best [dborth]
Dec 29, 2006 (7:08 am)
#12 of 24 Re: It's usually best [pat]
Jun 07, 2007 (6:33 pm)
In St. Louis DO got to Suntrup Hyunda. DO NOT got to The Dean Team or St. Charles Hyundai. Based upon personal experience, I bought my former XG350 at The Dean Team and after my first service experience quickly looked for another dealer. I was recommended to try Suntrup Hyundai. They were very good with their service and honoring all warranty work. I am a Costco member and gave St. Charles Hyundai a chance at selling me my 06 Azera Limited with the Ultimate Package. They wanted $600 under MSRP. I then went to Suntrup and bought the car at invoice plus the $1000 rebate, the $500 owner loyalty incentive and a $300 dollar internet discount. They didn't have the Steel Gray with Gray leather interior I wanted. They got my car from St. Charles Hyundai with paint sealant, wheel well and door edge molding and pinstripes and didn't charge me for any of those add ons. I was highly skeptical of the paint sealant and would have never paid for it but I do believe it works to some degree.