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2018 Kia Stinger Debuts

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#41 OFFLINE   akirby


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:00 AM


What are you talking about?


If you're a BMW nerd, "beemer" is the motorcycle while "bimmer" is the car.


Stupidest thing I've ever heard........

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:23 AM


If you're a BMW nerd, "beemer" is the motorcycle while "bimmer" is the car.


Stupidest thing I've ever heard........



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

I see that the discussion on this one has died off a bit.  Here's a minor update on the Stinger.  The base model will not have the "GT" badge and will simply be "Stinger".  It is expected to have a starting price around $35,000.  The engine in the base is going to be an evolution of the same turbo charged 4 cylinger that's in the base Hyundai Genesis Coupe.  This should give it high 200s horsepower with around 300 lbs of torque or so.  This will put it in the ballpark of other smaller luxury RWD entry turbo models (Lexus IS turbo, BMW 2/3 series with the 4 cylinder turbo, etc).  Being a Kia, buyers should be able to bargain down into the low $30Ks easily.  For that price, this isn't a bad package.  Not precisely my cup of tea, but that's much better market positioning.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:44 PM

Stinger is like a Ford Sierra for the 2010s... RWD midsize family hatchback when everyone else is playing with FWD midsize sedan.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

Things only die wen motor companies say the do,
Like Ranger........ Or MKT.

#46 OFFLINE   snooter


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:04 PM

Well they try..but really nothing they have looks good to me..everybody knows and this is kia's problem the best quality comes from bestus korea which is not the south

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