Working with Kia dealers, even in this modern age of car shopping, can be an exercise in futility. Attempting a deal on a Kia Stinger in Florida, a state that is notorious in my experience, for bad dealers, could have been a nightmare. But sometimes things don’t always go as expected. Here’s how I pulled off a deal in…
Nobody bought the last Kia K900, but for reasons beyond me, Kia went ahead and made a new one. It’s a full-size luxury car with Kia’s charming 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 out of the wonderful Stinger. I just still don’t know why.
The year is 2020. The Earth’s magnetic field has reversed at the poles and the world has mostly frozen over. Everyone is miserable. But you, my friend, you bought an all-wheel drive 2018 Kia Stinger GT with winter tires before the Big Switch, and you’re in good shape. You’re also having the time of your life.
“That’s it! This has to stop!” my neighbor yelled as he marched into my yard, a vein seemingly ready to burst from his forehead. I was in my backyard innocently trying to push a Kia Rio out of a mud pit with my Jeep, but he was having none of it.
I’ve brokered thousands of deals and have encountered a variety of excuses as to why a car’s price was not competitive, but I’ve have never had a dealer say the automaker made them charge more. If the email I just got is any indication of the norm, the excellent Kia Stinger is getting absolutely screwed by its dealers.
The third-gen Kia Ceed is coming, and while it isn’t available in the U.S. market, us Americans should still care about it.
You know how everybody in the world is an idiot except us? Sure you do. One of the ways everyone’s an idiot is the sad way the auto industry slavishly follows foolish marketing trends, like the current domination of crossovers and SUVs. Take the Kia Niro, for example. Kia keeps calling it a “crossover” which, to my…
I’ve gotten a ton of emails from you fine readers regarding the new Kia Stinger GT. Most of them go the same way: “Is the Stinger GT worth the price?” When compared to new cars the Stinger presents an incredible value, but if you look at what kind of used hardware you can get the equation changes a bit.
In car reviews, recounting how much “better” the Korean automakers are than they were in decades past has become painfully cliché. It doesn’t need to be said that Hyundai and Kia make world-class cars these days and have for some time, except in one area: performance. This is what the 2018 Kia Stinger GT aims to…
Kia showed up to CES with the Niro electric crossover concept, which previews a production model that will go on sale later this year. According to the presentation, the Niro has a 238-mile range and charge up to 115 miles worth of juice in just 30 minutes.
As a pack of car dorks, I’m sure you know all about badge engineering. Just in case you took a blow to the head and forgot, here’s a reminder: it’s when a carmaker decides to re-badge the same car under a different brand and model name for byzantine, unknowable reasons, and somehow sell it and make more money. It…
I never thought I’d say these words: I now own a 2003 Kia Rio. And my god is it a gigantic pile of garbage that I will thoroughly enjoy destroying in an upcoming video series. But first, the thing has to somehow survive winter-beater duty.
The Kia Stinger is a pretty impressive value considering the speed, style, and features you get for your money compared to more expensive European sportbacks. Now Kia has come out of the gate hot with some really attractive lease deals.
The rear-wheel-drive Kia Stinger Sportback is the first vehicle to challenge some of the sport sedan badge snobbery from Kia, historically an automaker more known for budget cars than fast ones. How would you spec yours?
Everything is terrible all of the time, but there are moments when rays of sunshine briefly poke out to make our miserable lives a bit more bearable. Case in point: you can soon buy a Kia with rear-wheel drive, a twin-turbo V6 engine, performance optimized for the Nürburgring and a price tag that far undercuts the…
A few weeks ago, I bought a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero for $1 from a friend who just wanted the non-running junker out of her driveway. My plan was to destroy the car in an upcoming video series, but those plans have now changed; I’ve decided to trade the N-Body sedan for a ruined 2003 Kia Rio.
Kia Motors announced a second recall in the U.S. for more than 340,000 Souls, after it was discovered an initial repair for a steering defect may not have fixed the issue.
I’d like to deny that all Americans have some kind of yabboistic tendencies, but I know it to be false. Given the right time, we love smokey burnouts and loud cars. Kia understands this and will indulge us with the 2018 Kia Stinger. I don’t know if this is good marketing or if we’re just crass.