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Posted: 3/21/2017 6:23:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: Today 10:30:34 PM EST by LittlePony]
hmm?

I will try to respond to your question with a mention @
or if you need me, PM or @ me.

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Number one things you should do to your kia
Change oil every 5k or so with spec oil.

Change your trans fluid every "60k severe" to "100k normal" with oem fluid, I don't care what the manual says, ignore it, i have seen to much shit first hand.

If you have a turbo engine
I would use synthetic oil, change oil every 5k, and have the turbo oil feed lines checked regularly at the dealer, once they get to about 60k miles they can leak or fail, it's a known potential issue., their is even a Service Action for this now.

Out of all the kias I have worked on, their is only one generation of a model that i recommend to stay away from, the 03 to 09 Sorento know as the BL platform, really any pre 2010 kia, save for the unique Amanti.

If you are planning to look at a forte, get the five-door model they are still made in Korea because of that they seem to have less problems than the Mexican made ones.

We ABSOLUTELY HATE aftermarket remote starts, i cant say for other manufactures, but are systems are sensitive anytime you tap in to something that was not designed to have any more strain on it, they can fuck up so much stuff its crazy, dash clusters, radios, power locks, freaking engine control problems, list goes on, OEM remote start or bust.

For god sakes if you're going to buy a Kia and you want one with the sunroof buy one with the sunroof and don't make some aftermarket company install one

People ask why Kia and Hyundai we're such crap cars back in the day.

Heres what I think, right after World War II Korea got a late start compared to Japan, and then immediately fell into war, so they had to start from scratch, and also unlike Japan at the time, South Korea was a dictatorship, then turned oligarchy, and then finally to a democracy in 1987.

So after war and being under authoritarian rule for decades it was held back and pretty much all respects, Healthcare, technology, general standard of living everything, look at all the former republics of the Soviet Union and how they are still trying to play catch-up, centralized authoritarian regimes destroy everything, and hold the nation back, the only hope for a authoritarian regime to survive long-term, and not fall into technological stagnation, is probably to be some sort of federalist oligarchy.

So that's why I think Kia and Hyundai we're so far behind compared to everyone else, it's because the whole damn nation was behind everybody else, and to me the post authoritarian economic Miracle for South Korea is more impressive than Japan's ever was, considering South Korea had a 40-year late start.

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Neat

Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:25:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2017 6:26:10 PM EST by fla556guy]
Are they the new honda?  As in....reliable, cheap, and all that...or ???

Also, are the tech refs in korean?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:26:12 PM EST
Is there enough room in the trunk for more than one dead hooker?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:27:17 PM EST
Nothing
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:27:41 PM EST
does the timing belt on an 06 sportage really need to be changed at 60K?

the one we have is just at 57K
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:27:46 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:29:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2017 6:29:54 PM EST by beitodesstrafe]
For whatever it's worth, I recently spent some time in the Hyundai plant in Alabama for work. They build a couple engine lines for the Kia plant near by.

I was very impressed with the assembly line and the knowledge of the workers there.

(I'm .gov, not affiliated with the company).
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:30:21 PM EST
Was it you or BP that posted the pic and had people guess how many guns you had on? Still amazes me how such a small framed guy had so many guns.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:31:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2017 6:31:48 PM EST by LittlePony]
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Are they the new honda?  As in....reliable, cheap, and all that...or ???

Also, are the tech refs in korean?
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reliable? enough so to have a 10 year 100k mile power train warranty

cheap yes, engines are primitive compared to competitors, we do not have any Variable valve lift tech, we only have variable valve timing, so no VTECH KICK IN action
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:31:31 PM EST
Can you get me wholesale price on this?

Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:31:54 PM EST
If I buy a K900, will all the town's milfs try to holler at me when I roll up to Starbucks?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:32:04 PM EST
Why would I drive a little car when I can drive a lifted, topless Jeep?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:32:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Goosemaster:
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get a sedona, you can fit plenty...
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:32:20 PM EST
Do you work for Kia public relations?  If not, then upgrade from a poor man's lexus to the real thing.

Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:32:41 PM EST
The 3.8 Lambda circa 2007/8 was a potentially very good engine, but crippled by totally defective timing chain tensioners.

Has KIA learned their lesson, and brought enough Japanese designers over on the boat, or hired German engineers, to unfuck themselves? (Never mind those KIA engines that had crank bolts fail and the engines were wrecked.)

Can they make an engine today that is not a grenade and a complete liability?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:33:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By my2Dogs:
does the timing belt on an 06 sportage really need to be changed at 60K?

the one we have is just at 57K
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do it now, 11 year old fabric reinforced rubber is simply not the same as it use to be
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:34:27 PM EST
A family friend owns a LARGE multi brand auto dealership.

He states that new Kia's are some of the best cars, in
terms of quality, that he sells.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:35:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TacticalComputing:
Was it you or BP that posted the pic and had people guess how many guns you had on? Still amazes me how such a small framed guy had so many guns.
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my old edc

Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:35:42 PM EST
Do they make a hot hatchback, and how fast can it go around Hammerhead?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:36:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:
my old edc

http://i.imgur.com/MAjGyF8.jpg
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:
Originally Posted By TacticalComputing:
Was it you or BP that posted the pic and had people guess how many guns you had on? Still amazes me how such a small framed guy had so many guns.
my old edc

http://i.imgur.com/MAjGyF8.jpg
that's impressive.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:36:41 PM EST
how hard will the dealerships work to avoid letting me use that 10 year 100000 mile warranty? if i was 1000 miles late on an oil change two years ago, am i totally screwed?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:37:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By midcap:
If I buy a K900, will all the town's milfs try to holler at me when I roll up to Starbucks?
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i wrote a little saying:



its a Kia

you will go completely unnoticed

but people that know, will know
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:37:30 PM EST
Meh..Kia priced themselves out of the entry level market
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:39:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AlamTX:
Do you work for Kia public relations?  If not, then upgrade from a poor man's lexus to the real thing.

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ha ha ha ha ha



no, you can keep your fancy Toyota, i have no hate for them though, they are number one in reliability for a reason
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:41:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:


my old edc

http://i.imgur.com/MAjGyF8.jpg
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Agent 47 doesn't even carry that kind of firepower
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:41:49 PM EST
Where in Japan are they made?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:42:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PapaFoxtrot:
The 3.8 Lambda circa 2007/8 was a potentially very good engine, but crippled by totally defective timing chain tensioners.

Has KIA learned their lesson, and brought enough Japanese designers over on the boat, or hired German engineers, to unfuck themselves? (Never mind those KIA engines that had crank bolts fail and the engines were wrecked.)

Can they make an engine today that is not a grenade and a complete liability?
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the old lambda had some issues..., they were alot of new stuff for KIA and Hyundai to do on there own, now they are fine, but every once in a while on the newer lambda 2 engines a oil pressure switch will fail and spit oil in the valley below the intake and make a mess on your floor, a big mess.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:43:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LowBeta:
Do they make a hot hatchback, and how fast can it go around Hammerhead?
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we have a turbo soul now, and a turbo forte, they are nice
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:44:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BrickFrog:
how hard will the dealerships work to avoid letting me use that 10 year 100000 mile warranty? if i was 1000 miles late on an oil change two years ago, am i totally screwed?
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uhhhhhhhhh, good luck
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:44:20 PM EST
I'm 64.  I bought a new 2012 Kia Soul in October of 2011.  I now have 25.3K miles on it.  Will this Kia Soul last me until I'm 100 and ready to buy my mid-life crisis Corvette and finally old enough to have to step down to a low-performance bike like a Harley?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:45:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MSC182:
Where in Japan are they made?
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they are made in korea and the us along with a few other places
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:47:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2017 6:48:15 PM EST by SCPigpen]
I have a soul with just under 30k miles.
So far it's been a decent little car.

What should I be looking for in terms of stuff that will be breaking soon?

Eta: it's a 14 with the smaller engine.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:47:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Meh..Kia priced themselves out of the entry level market
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uhhhh dont know what you are talking about we have anything from a 14k rio to a 62k k900

we have things for most people.

heck the new niro starts at 22k
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:48:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SCPigpen:
I have a soul with just under 30k miles.
So far it's been a decent little car.

What should I be looking for in terms of stuff that will be breaking soon?
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what year?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:49:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:


what year?
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See edit.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:49:46 PM EST
Why in the hell does Kia have proprietary speakers that have some obscure dimension, and also that stupid plastic mounting bracket that has another obscure dimension?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:52:02 PM EST
Is Kia the current version of 2009 Hunydai? who were very undervalued, well put together, and prices hadn't gone through the roof yet on them?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:52:15 PM EST
Are you worried about Hyundai peeing on you to establish dominance?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:52:57 PM EST
They have any good FWD cars with big spoilers?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:53:47 PM EST
Are there any model years of the Sedona to avoid due to reliability issues?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:53:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Are they the new honda?  As in....reliable, cheap, and all that...or ???

Also, are the tech refs in korean?
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Please...Id never buy a damn kia!
Honda all rhe way!
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:54:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:
i wrote a little saying:



its a Kia

you will go completely unnoticed

but people that know, will know
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:
Originally Posted By midcap:
If I buy a K900, will all the town's milfs try to holler at me when I roll up to Starbucks?
i wrote a little saying:



its a Kia

you will go completely unnoticed

but people that know, will know
nice.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:55:00 PM EST
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Hahaha...lmao, no shit. Dont want to know a damn thing about those cars!
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 6:57:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By myitinaw:

A family friend owns a LARGE multi brand auto dealership.

He states that new Kia's are some of the best cars, in
terms of quality, that he sells.
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Please....dont know until that crap has been on the road for some time.
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:01:27 PM EST
What color coveralls do the Koreans make you wear?

Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:01:30 PM EST
Serious question, how reliable would this car be? How much life left in it? I might be looking for an "econobox gearshifter".

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/693490508/overview/
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:03:20 PM EST
Why don't they make anything cool?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:07:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LittlePony:


https://cdn.meme.am/instances/9327593.jpg

they are made in korea and the us along with a few other places
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There are fairly significant rumors that the fuel pumps are made in North Korea as part of an industrial exchange program...
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:09:38 PM EST
Are the engine blocks cast or MIM'd?
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:11:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/21/2017 7:13:07 PM EST
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Should be fine if you get a check engine light it could be a p0441, Which is a simple software update
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