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#104 of 149 Re: what am I leaving on the table... [scan2]
Oct 05, 2010 (9:22 am)
I think 394 a month is a pretty good deal considering you're putting nothing down. I am also trying to lease the 2011 Kia Sportage EX AWD with the premium leather package. I've been offering to put down $3,000 and the best they've given me so far is $350 a month. I'm about to go to another dealership and see what they say. Really and truly I'm trying to get my payment down to just under $300 a month (if I could get $295 that would be amazing). Does anyone know if getting the 2011 Kia Sportage EX AWD with premium leather package, for $300 a month with $3000 down is possible? I really love the style and all the add ons and really have my heart set on it but don't want to pay more than 300 a month.
#105 of 149 2011 Sportage LX with NAV and Leather
Oct 05, 2010 (9:41 am)
Just bought a Black Cherry/Black 2011 Sportage LX FWD with convenience package, Navigation and dealer installed leather for $24,600 + TTL. Not a screaming deal off sticker but the inventory is so low here they aren't dealing much yet. The sticker with add ons for leather, window tint, and a pin stripe was $26,100. We don't like the EX's 18" daisy wheels, push button start or premium climate control so this LX saved us about $3500 more than a similarly equipped EX. We didn't finance it, to bad there is no cash back, as the financing was the only incentive they have on the Sportage now. It's amazing when you pay cash for a car how the top of the line models aren't as appealing as they used to be.
#108 of 149 Re: Sportage on Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the year [conwelpic]
Oct 14, 2010 (10:06 am)
I was passed yesterday by a new Sportage and noticed just how much of a narrow slit the rear window is. Add in headrests and C pillars and the view out the back must be terrible. I know you can get a camera for backing up and use your mirrors but I like to keep an eye on what's directly behind me while driving and that looked like a mess from that respect. Side windows were a bit narrow too. Don't know if I would like that lack of a view out from what I'm used to.
#109 of 149 Re: Sportage on Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the year [m6user]
Oct 15, 2010 (12:24 pm)
I love the looks of the '11 Sportage, and the interior seems to be well laid out, but my main concern would be with reliability/build quality. I've never owned a Korean built vehicle before, and having owned nothing but Japanese built vehicles over the last almost decade now, I'm leary about how well the Korean makes would hold up in the long run. I know I've read lots and lots of comments and reviews by both vehicle owners and in magazine articles stating that the build quality of the Korean makes have come a long way over the last few years, but one has got to wonder just how close they are to the Japanese in terms of build quality. My Japanese vehicles have been very reliable, and the last thing I want is buyer's remorse because I ended up with an unreliable vehicle. It's just that Japanese makes aren't really offering any models that appeal to our needs, or I'd just stick with them. How's Kia's reliability compared to the Japanese makes?
#110 of 149 This is exactly what I don't like about this forum
Oct 16, 2010 (5:29 am)
Every time I post a message looking for feedback, it takes days, or sometimes even weeks before I get any, if I get any at all. It's almost as if when I post a message in a topic, everyone immdediately loses interest in that topic and stops posting. I don't get it.
#111 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [bottgers]
Oct 16, 2010 (9:01 am)
don't be so impatient you only posted the question a day ago, maybe you should have started a new thread instead of posting under this more general one. There is more active forums than this one, I've never found CarSpace to be the most active on any subject due to its poor design and setup - it needs a major overhaul. I belong to another that has constent activity which I use a lot.
To answer your question, I've never owned a Japenese vehicle, so I can't compare, but after nearly 3 years ownership of my Rondo I can't fault the build quality (still tight and rattle free as the day I bought it) and what little I've had in problems have been promptly been taken care of under warranty. Maybe that's why they offer a longer warranty than Toyota or Honda to take some of that worry away. All I can say is that I would not hestitate to buy another Kia providing it meets my requirements at the time.
I find that a lot of it is a "mind-set", due to Kia's so-so reputation in the past, but they have made dramatic changes over the last few years. You could get a bad one no matter the manufacturer, go read some of the Honda and Toyota forums to get an idea.
#112 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [conwelpic]
Oct 16, 2010 (3:20 pm)
I don't think I'm being impatient at all. I started a topic in another forum just this morning and there are already 2 pages of comments. This forum is basically dead compared to others. Edmunds is a good place to go to check prices, read vehicle reviews, look at vehicle options, etc., but the forums are very inactive.
#113 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [bottgers]
Oct 16, 2010 (3:31 pm)
glad you agree, that's what I said the Edmunds CarSpace forum needs a major overhaul - its not user friendly and consequently not very active.
For example the Soul forum on Edmunds, 9 threads the one I normally use 234. The 2011 Sportage on Edmunds 1 thread, my other forum 99 just on the new model alone. - come on CarSpace wake up!