It's not only the SX trim level. Even more mundane Tellurides are really scarce for what is a mainstream 3-row SUV. MSRP is the going rate, with markups common in some markets. Ugh.
Gosh, who's wasting Kia's money like that?
"I like the Stinger but I can't get past my own insecurities about what other people think of my decisions."
The Stinger is a great car, a friend of mine has one and its really really good at what it does. Comfortable, well-equipped, well-built, genuinely quick, and with good sporty handling. It isn't perfect, but it is a damn good car.
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Whatever marketing people at Kia & Hyundai keep okaying this sort of thing need to be exiled to a Best Korean gulag.
Total waste of money. A logo change isn't going to increase sales- the logo design doesn't prevent people from buying a car.
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This just reminds me of my friend's father's story of when he first saw KIA dealerships. He had served in Vietnam. When he saw the first KIA's pop up here he thought they were selling the cars of those were K.I.A.
Now that BMW 3 GT is discontinued, it's Stinger & A5 Sportback in this category...love them both! And, if we had to do it again, we'd easily pick one of the latter two.
Oh & badge whores, you know I hate 'em. If you build it, they will come, IMO. I don't care who makes it, but for my money I want the vehicle that's most fun, drives the best, is most reliable. If that's a Cadillac (ATS/CTS), Kia (Stinger, G70), or Buick (TourX) so be it.
Last edited by lowlight; 12-14-2019 at 03:40 PM.
Current: '17 Tundra, '16 3 GT
Past/Sold: '13 Evo, '08 Si, '12 Mustang GT, '03 Evo VIII, '01 Golf 1.8T