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Old 09-23-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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i dont know if any one else has seen this but they mention that its the only SUV with a standard v6 engine....is that BS? cause they surely dont put 4-bangers in em. is it because all of em come with standard v8s?
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I just saw that today. I was like...wtf..I know all SUV'* must come with V6'* at least. I was confused.
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They were talking about that class of SUV'*. The smaller ones like Honda CRV, Toyo Rav-4, Mazda Tribute. All come with 4-bangers standard.
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lol. that class... the little buick one comes with a 2.2 standerd..
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ahh so its the calss thats neither sport nor can be used for utility purposes and can barely be called a vehicle. ok it makes more sense now.
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I dont like either Kia or Hyundai, they are the cheap posers of cars "our car looks like a Lexus, but its thousands less!" <--Gee, I wonder why...
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I think there fine vehicles! There isn't anything wrong with them! Has anyone looked at the warrenty latley! If i was in the market for an suv and couldn't go for the gold, i'd go for a kia sorento. You guys make it sound like they have a plague! All of us know that the bonnie is possed to the publics eye as a grandma car, but it'* not. So don't judge a book by it'* cover. We know how it is, don't turn around and do it to something else.

But thats just my opinion!LOL!
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I had one of the first Hyundais brought to the states, back in 87. Pretty reliable little car, as long as you don't leave it with the "what does maintenance mean" wife...
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I think there fine vehicles! There isn't anything wrong with them! Has anyone looked at the warrenty latley! If i was in the market for an suv and couldn't go for the gold, i'd go for a kia sorento. You guys make it sound like they have a plague! All of us know that the bonnie is possed to the publics eye as a grandma car, but it'* not. So don't judge a book by it'* cover. We know how it is, don't turn around and do it to something else.

But thats just my opinion!LOL!
i'm not going to judge Kia'* by what they look like. (i had the opportuinity to drive a 2001 Kia Rio) and i'm going to judge them by how they drive, and such. let'* start where most car reviews start: initial impressions. ok, the AC was cold, and there was enough room for me to fit in the car with relative comfort (actually more room than i expected) and i'm 6'3" tall. and i do not remember any wind noise. now, on to the drive train. this car'* acceleration, or rather lack thereof, was mind boggling. you could give it 5% throttle or you could go WOT from a stop, it didn't matter untill you got to 2nd gear, it accelerated at the same rate. the only advantage of going WOT is it delayed the shift to 2nd gear. and i must say, it took a long time to get there. in fact, the rate of acceleration was so slow that i was able to watch the tach wind all the way through 5800 RPM at which point it shifted to second (this might be a good time to point out the engine'* power peak is 6000 RPM and the redline on the tach showed up somewhere around 6300 RPM). considering the blazing preformance of this car i could have easily looked to my side at this time to notice a honda civic effortlessly out accelerating me as we leave the light. all in all i must say, i am wholly unimpressed with this car. and i can assure you that i am not judging a book (car) by it'* cover (exterior) but by it'* merits. this car is good for those who do not care about power, don't mind taking 23 seconds to achieve the speed of 60 MPH.
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I had one of the first Hyundais brought to the states, back in 87. Pretty reliable little car, as long as you don't leave it with the "what does maintenance mean" wife...
a friend of mine went to the local hyundai dealer where he had seen a '94 Z28 that he was interested in (he had been in a week earlier and made his interest quite clear and they sent the car to auction) well he was not exactly happy at them sending the Z28 to auction. the salesman suggested he look into another "sports car" they had on the lot. so he agreeded to look at it. the salesman took him over to a V-6 Tiberon (or however you spell it) with their 6 speed manual, and the salesman talked him into taking it for a test drive. his first complaint was the shifter, which was as he put it "notchy as hell". the second complaint came up after attempting to leave a stoplight as quickly as possible. when the light turned green he brought the revs up to around 4500, then proceded to dump the clutch and go WOT. the engine then began to bounce off the rev limiter with the clutch fully enguaged. he let off after a second or 3. the salesman then said "Haven't shifted in a while, have you?". he took the car back to the dealer at this point and when he got out of the car, the smell of burnt brakes greeted him, only thing is he didn't test the brakes. he then thanked the salesman for his time and informed him he would not be interested in the car. this was a brand new car, and common people, you can't make a clutch that can catch on a 4500 RPM dump on your "sports car"???
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