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post #21 of 255 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 10:54 AM
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I like a lot of what you are saying except this. 2 mph is not going to be a few tenths of a difference. Maybe a few hundredths, but not tenths. So the Kia's 0-60 time is probably like 5.18 instead of 5.2 or something like that.
I understand why you would think that but its not the case.

Here is some real world data for two cars run through both instrumented tests:

Mk 7 GTI
  • 0-60: 6.932
  • 0-62: 7.242

Mk 7 Golf R
  • 0-60: 4.641
  • 0-62: 4.852

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This car looks AWESOME on the outside and what's under the hood sure sounds impressive, but I think the Fusion has a much better interior.
From what I read on other sites at lunchtime today it will probably be 50K+ when equipped with the big motor and AWD.
According to Kia's Head of Corporate Communications, James Bell, a full-loaded Stinger will top off at around $45,000.

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I have to admit, the Kia Stinger is intriguing. I think it's a really nice looking car, and I think they did a nice job on the interior. Not sure why Ford went with only the light earth gray color for the seats, I think they dropped the ball there.
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KIAs are in the same league as Hyundai for a reason. Once you get past the good looks it’s still a KIA.
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Not sure I get that. Is a Ford supposed to be better than a Kia for some reason? Reliability wise, Kia is higher than Ford is right now. I own a Ford Mustang, but I don't look down on Kia because I drive a Ford product.
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That's probably the same 3.3L Turbo that's in the Genesis G80

Hyundai will probably release their new Coupe around the same time, same 3.3 engine as well.
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Not sure I get that. Is a Ford supposed to be better than a Kia for some reason? Reliability wise, Kia is higher than Ford is right now. I own a Ford Mustang, but I don't look down on Kia because I drive a Ford product.







This is from firsthand knowledge. Not consumer reports. Friend had a KIA multiple problems, one right after another. Dealer had no choice but to replace it with another vehicle, same model. Same issues on the second vehicle. They finally had to replace it with a third vehicle. I understand a lemon but three different vehicles until you get it right. When I think of a performance orientated reliable vehicle, KIA isn’t in the top 20.


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Have you read this forum????

Cobra - OK, and have you read this forum? There's a lot more than ONE guy who had a problem with his car. My point is, I don't knock any carmaker. Kia's reliability has been high, because their build quality is better. I love my Stang, but I don't any Genesis Coupe owners because they drive a Hyundai. Ford owners aren't really in a position to stick up their noses at any auto manufacturer IMO.
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I understand why you would think that but its not the case.

Here is some real world data for two cars run through both instrumented tests:

Mk 7 GTI
  • 0-60: 6.932
  • 0-62: 7.242

Mk 7 Golf R
  • 0-60: 4.641
  • 0-62: 4.852



According to Kia's Head of Corporate Communications, James Bell, a full-loaded Stinger will top off at around $45,000.
Wow, that was surprising. My question to this is: were those times taken from the same run? Or was it one run to 60 and another to 62? The only thing I can think of for this to happen is a gear shift at 61 mph (and probably a manual gear shift). I look forward to more info about those runs cause that is crazy.
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StingerForums.com - The Largest Kia Stinger Forum And Community!


Do I love my Ford Mustang...... Yes
Is it the best made car, **** no!
Interior is blah and the door panels are made with cheap cheesy plastic. Paint chips like a crayon melts in the heat plus I had to align both fenders along with raising the front bumper.
Even though its not an exotic car, I still appreciate and its faster than most cars on the road.
Ive not owned a Kia so I can't compare apples to apples, but the Stinger has a good looks, 365 awd HP, dynamic torque vectoring and brembo brakes. I think one would also appreciate that car if they owned one. Plus Kia gets a bad name because it's made in Korea.
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Well said Vert


I think Kia and Hyundai will eventually approach Toyota build quality, if they're not already there.
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