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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#15270 of 20239 Re: 2011 Kia Optima prices [plekto]
Jun 29, 2010 (5:50 am)
Well the current plan, is to wait on at least the Optima/Sonata turbo models to be available. I'll test drive those, price out what it will cost me OTD and then see where I am. If I can get out of the lot for 27-28k+TTL that's gonna be tough to beat. I'd have to go used at that point.
I pass by a black G35x sedan every day on my commute. Not sure of what model year it is but it's beautiful no doubt. 2008 model with 20k ish miles on it would run me about 25,000 or so.
I dont know. It's all a trade off I guess.
#15272 of 20239 The G35X with the wheat and rosewood accents
Jun 30, 2010 (12:51 pm)
interior is very nice and upscale looking. I thought I wanted the black leather/aluminum but after seeing the the above combo in person I have changed my mind ... which is unfortunate since that combo is hard to find used.
#15273 of 20239 Re: The G35X with the wheat and rosewood accents [kfdmed]
Jun 30, 2010 (7:44 pm)
Yeah, the light interior and wood plus a dark exterior makes it look and feel lot like a Mercedes or maybe close to an Audi. You can only get that on the Journey trim and it is a specific added option. Note - a realer might be able to retrofit it to your stock sedan for a few hundred dollars labor.(plus the parts of course - that's about $500)
#15275 of 20239 Re: Toyota Recall...AGAIN!!! [sanish]
Jul 01, 2010 (8:44 am)
Wow, when it rains it pours over at Toyota.
When people are on top, they feel invincible. I guess car makers are the same way.
I think they'll slow down and get back on track in a year or 2.
#15276 of 20239 Re: Toyota Recall...AGAIN!!! [bobad]
Jul 02, 2010 (5:33 am)
Maybe $1m an hour isnt enough for them. LOL
#15277 of 20239 Kia K5 (Optima) beats Sonata in Korea sales last month:
Jul 04, 2010 (5:57 am)
K5 beat Sonata in Korean sales last month. There has to be reviews out there on this thing, I assume they're all in Korean though.
[QUOTE]K5 Dethrones Sonata as Top-Selling Car
The newly-released Kia K5 has outsold the Hyundai Sonata in the domestic market, according to an industry report released on Thursday.
Kia Motors sold 10,673 units of the K5 last month while sister company Hyundai Motor sold 9,957 Sonatas. It is the first time a Kia mid-sized sedan has topped the monthly sales chart since the company was acquired by Hyundai in 1998.
The K5 hit the market in late May and sold 3,552 units within the first week of its debut.
Market watchers are calling the K5's rise above the Sonata an industry landmark. The Sonata was the invincible leader of the mid-sized sedan category for 11 years, and it continually ruled the monthly sales chart except for July 2003 when it was overtaken by the Renault Samsung SM5 due to a Hyundai labor strike.
Jul 04, 2010 (10:10 am)
this news about the new 2011 Kia K5 (Optima's name in SK) outselling Sonata is groundbreaking and really quite refreshing. It is more success coming from new Design Chief Peter Schreyer of Kia (formerly the Design Chief of Audi Motors). You'll see Audi cues on new Kia's, but mostly on the new Kia SUV's.
The new 2011 Kia Optima will face very stiff competition, but backy is right, all the hullabulloo I raised supporting the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi will be thrown out the door when the new '11 Kia Optima comes out. Hard ta argue with that Minnesotan. Competition will be fierce but this new midsize from Kia is great and the new Cadenza (the next Kia slot-size sedan up in size a tad) they are developing will be absolutely gorgeous, too.
But I still love the new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi and I kind of like the Ford Fusion Hybrid, too. Really a decent looking body design and ever since a team of hypermilers got 81.5mpg driving 1445.7 miles on a single tank of gas April 28, 2009, I've been following the Ford Fusion Hybrid from the cheap seats.
#15279 of 20239 Fusion update
Jul 05, 2010 (7:51 pm)
Well, I have over 63,000 miles on my 06 Fusion SEL V6. No problems with the vehicle. I am very picky on the maintenance side of things. Oil changes every 3- 4,000 miles, transmission flush at 35,000, radiator flush every 2 years. No squeaks or rattles on the interior side of things. Interior holding up well with 2 kids/friends. Carpet a bit dirty in places and looking a little worn in some places. Wind noise is happening around the windshield at speeds above 60MPH. Also noticed a bit of wind noise around the sunroof area. Overall, I would give the car an 8 out of 10 after 5 years of ownership. I would recommend the Fusion be on your shopping list, and deserving of a test drive.