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#4 of 41 Capital Kia on 183
Mar 26, 2008 (3:08 pm)
I have been looking for a very specific car for months to no avail. I called Capital Kia on 183 in Austin and they assured me that they had what I was looking for for the 2nd time. I was VERY specific and said, I am not interested in looking at a car where I have to roll up my own windows but again I was assured they had what I wanted on the lot.
Lo and behold they did not. Once again they showed me a car that I had to roll up my own windows. The bottom line is that this car is a rare find and they wanted to sell me a Spectra. I firmly told them I had no interest in a Spectra. Mind you I had a bottom line price for what I would pay for the car I wanted period.
I told them I would be willing to consider a Sportage if they could meet my price and that I understood it to be less than would be possible. The guy wanted to give it a go and showed me his "close" price and asked if I wouId deal. Answer no, by this time they had a hold of my keys and would NOT give them back until I had to demand them for the 3rd time.
The fast talking manager asked me to please let him show me the figures on the computer which I agreed to. Bottom line I was not willing to go past X and his price was $500.00 over that. I basically shared that I now know I like the car, have no need for a brand new car and will look for a 2007.
Well at this point Mr. Manager decided to threaten me by telling me that he was in charge at that location and he would never give me this kind of deal on a kia rio. I told him sweetheart you DON'T have a kia rio sx5 with a power package and walked out so incredibly angry.
His point. I'm not taking a deal because of $500.00. My point this was $4,500 more than I planned to spend when they assured me they had the car I wanted.
Regardless, holding a customer's keys hostage and threatening them is NEVER a good idea and not only won't I buy there but the internet is now available for me to post this story.
#5 of 41 Re: Capital Kia on 183 [marlam]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:48 am)
So what did they want to seel the Sportage for? I think the Sportage may be my next car in May when my Jeep lease is up. I don't know if I want new or a 07. Any idea what a 4wd base Sportage is selling for?
#6 of 41 Lease deal - 2008 LX I4 AT
Jul 05, 2008 (4:49 pm)
I got an offer on a 36 month lease for a Sportage LX I4 AT, with mats and wheel locks, for $220/month and $1000 total up front, which includes 7% sales tax (must be paid up front in MN), license, first payment, and a $50 doc fee. There is no acquisition fee (up front) or disposition fee (at lease end), which I was pleasantly surprised about. Also gap insurance is included. Money factor is .00065, which seems very good from what I have seen on other leases. The residual is $8925, but it's unlikely I'll buy at the end of the lease anyway.
How does it sound? Two other vehicles I priced that are in the same ballpark are an Impreza 2.5i Wagon AT (payments a little less, but more upfront cash) and a Milan I4 AT with alloys (payments a tad more, upfront a tad more). I am not having much success finding a lease for my target, which was payments around $200 and little or no cash out of pocket. Also, my wife, who will be the primary driver, likes the Sportage best.
#7 of 41 2008 Sportage LX I4 and V6....good deals?
Mar 11, 2009 (1:14 pm)
I have been quoted the following OTD prices for the 2008 Sportage LX for the I4 and V6:
2008 Kia Sportage LX V6
-Carpeted Floor Mats
$20,593 - Invoice
- $4,000 - Rebate
- $3,000 - Dealer Cash
+ $500 - Profit
+$399 Document Fee
+ $1,014 Tax (at 7%)
= $15,506 Drive Out
2008 Kia Sportage LX I4
-Carperted Floor Mats
$19,751 - Invoice
- $4,000 - Rebate
- $3,000 - Dealer Cash
+ $500 - Profit
+ $399 Document Fee
+ $955 Tax (at 7%)
= $14,605 Drive Out
Any opinions on these offers? I am looking to buy this weekend. Thanks.
#8 of 41 Re: 2008 Sportage LX I4 and V6....good deals? [tasteckler]
Mar 16, 2009 (6:09 am)
I think these are reasonable offers. I have seem the Sportage LX I4 being offered at $13,000-$13,500 (plus ~$1000 tax and fees) in February. It also seems that there is a larger inventory of the V6 than that of the I4.
#9 of 41 Re: 2008 Sportage LX I4 and V6....good deals? [tasteckler]
Mar 20, 2009 (9:30 am)
They both sound like pretty good deals to me.
Three weeks ago I paid just over $16k otd for an '08 Rondo LX V6 equipped w/ the third row seating ($500), convenience package w/cruise & keyless entry ($300), Michelin tire upgrade ($60), bumper step protector ($65) and carpeted floor mats ($95). MSRP for my Rondo including freight was within $100 of "invoice" per the quote you received for a Sportage LX V6.
What the heck is "Dealer Cash"? Is this the discount allowed by the dealer...and is the amount to be allowed greater because you've already owned a Kia? I ended up paying dealer invoice for my Rondo ($1,477 under MSRP) before the $4k rebate.
Although I'm fairly pleased with what I paid for my Rondo ($15,088 before taxes & fees) in hindsight now believe I should have tried harder to negotiate a lower otd price. These are fairly standard add-ons, but still wish I'd negotiated reductions or eliminations for the following fees:
$399 dealer processing
$10 online system filing
$36.27 dealer's business license tax.
Btw, fyi I averaged 25+ and 26+ mpg for the first two tanks w/my Rondo V6. However, given all the complaints I've read about the 2.7 L V6 and fuel economy I probably would have purchased an I-4 model if there had been an '08 available on a local dealer's lot in the color (white) and equipped w/the the options I wanted. From what I've read on this and the Rondo owners forum it sure sounds like the fuel economy for these vehicles can suffer significantly when they're driven on short trips-and especially in cold weather.
Still, after test driving an Optima with the I-4 atx and two Rondos (both w/V-6 atx) I felt 2.7 L V-6 was smoother, quieter and more refined than the 2.5L I-4. Differences in hp and torque between the two engines was insignificant however. I do like extra gear in the V-6 models 5-speed automatic though, and the fact that it holds more automatic transmission fluid than does the I-4's 4-speed automatic. I've also read that the I-4 is based on a Mitsubishi design where the V-6 is Kia's design. Not sure whether that may be a plus or minus though since I've never owned a Kia or Mitsubishi before.
So far the only thing I don't like about the V-6 is Kia's use of a rubber timing belt which will need to be replaced 60k miles. Contrastingly, the timing chain in the I-4 could be expected to last the life of the engine.
#10 of 41 2010 KIA Sportage 2WD 4dr V6 Auto EX
Aug 11, 2010 (8:39 am)
Got a quote of $17,964 before dealer fees and tax. Is this a good price?
This Dealer's Documentation Fee is $249
#11 of 41 lease on a 2011
Aug 31, 2010 (1:50 pm)
Any info on the 2011 Sportage lease deals. Specifically, the residual and money factor on 36m, 15k/yr lease on an EX model? Thanks!
#12 of 41 2011 Sportage LX AWD
Nov 04, 2010 (10:47 am)
Anyone know the November money factor and residual for a '11 LX AWD for 36 months and 15k miles?
#13 of 41 Re: 2011 Sportage LX AWD [kiltman]
Nov 04, 2010 (10:48 am)
Sorry, EX model