Agreed.It is not 50k vs. 30k, the STICKER price difference between the two is barely a couple thousand dollars when similarly equipped unless you are looking at the bone stock versions of the sport vs the GT. That is about 5k and again STICKER price... For that difference you are getting a bigger engine and better transmission among other things.
People are still being badge snobs like ford has so much better of a reputation or something. Kia has been steadily moving away from their budget commuter image for years now.
Let me know when you can get an AWD TTV6 from Kia for $25-26K.You can build a v6 gt on the website for 41k sticker. On paper the kia runs 0 to 60 in 4.8. I don't think my sport can do that now. My guess is I would have to invest the entire price difference (which isn't as much as you thought) just to make it close.
But that also doesn't say much for our vehicles... if their new value is 9K under MSRP, what is their used value? Anyone planning to trade theirs in at any point is gonna be hurt unless they have it paid off completely, or darn close to. My car, one year in, has 36,000 miles. I still owe like $21,000 on it. Obviously I don't plan to trade it in right now, but if I were, it would suck for me.Let me know when you can get an AWD TTV6 from Kia for $25-26K.
I'm going to guess never............
Probably not. Kia did a much better job marketing this car so there might not be as many left a year from now that need to be sold off. But my guess is in a year and a half (about the same time the FuSpo has been out), the outgoing model could be had for about 10k off sticker too, so around 30 to 32k (so not a 20k difference the OP suggested).Let me know when you can get an AWD TTV6 from Kia for $25-26K.
I'm going to guess never............
Yeah, KIA was all over SEMA with it, it's been on those UK "motoring" shows, dealers had freaking overseas models on display at US showrooms just as "paperweights" before the car was released.Probably not. Kia did a much better job marketing this car so there might not be as many left a year from now that need to be sold off.
Then can we kill these threads until the cars are at least within the same planet of each other current transaction, price wise?Probably not.
There are always going to be these comparisons. Everyone loves to know that their car that they paid in the 30's for is faster than a car people are paying in the 50's for. Which is precisely why there are threads talking about our Fusions stoplight racing Audi's, BMW's, etc. because we love to hear the stories of our "budget" cars beating higher end cars.Then can we kill these threads until the cars are at least within the same planet of each other current transaction, price wise?
Right now, it is a 15-16 grand difference. Here is the cheapest AWD I could find.
For 15 grand more than the Kia, I can get an Audi RS3, 0-60 mid 3's, high 11's (virtually a G Skipad).
Yes, it is as ridiculous a comparison ($$) as the Kia is to the Sport, right NOW!!
Why are you ignoring price point of what the cars sell for today,Why are you comparing price points for a car that was literally just released to the price of a vehicle that’s been physical sitting on lots for months to a year and are priced to sell with big incentives? Sure if you were to go buy one today, it’s a better value. But that’s unfairly ripping on KIA as you’re not factoring in any incentives they may have down the road. Not even sure why it matters what anyone thinks of the sport to begin with at this point. I think so many dealers were burned by taking forever and a day to move their inventory of Sports that they will be uninterested in ordering anymore for their lots and it’d be custom orders for 18s. I love this car, but could care less what cars are bigger, badder, faster than it.
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