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from Tempe Kia
Year / Model Reviewed:
2006 Kia Amanti
Warranty. The Kia 100,000 mile warranty is awesome. The price is a huge advantage and based on what I just read about this car from JD Power and Associates, I doubt it will be priced like it is for long. The car is very attractive and super comfortable inside.
I haven't encountered one yet, but I would imagine that the downside is Kia is not a premium luxury brand, which will turn off some people. Too bad because one test drive would seal it. It did for us.
We have a Sedona and love it. Kia knows how to make comfortable cars. We decided to get a luxury car and checked out Volvos, Lincolns, Cadillacs, Infinity, etc. and I happened to see that Kia had a Amanti. So we went to check it out and holy cow this car rode better and had more features than ANYTHING we were looking at. We were going to buy it new for $32k, but saw that there was a used one with <12000 miles on it. It was super hot in Phoenix -- this is the best time to buy a car because car lots ar dead. Bottom line is we walked out with an intact warranty, just like a brand new car, for $20k. We literally cut our budgeted spend in more than half for a car that we bought for comfort, not price. Anyone old enough to remember the old Lincoln Continentals and Towncars and Mark IVs will remember that floating, effortless feeling. We had one when I was a kid and it was the car we always wanted to ride int. The Amanti is the only car on the market today that has this same feel -- at least among the cars we sampled. It is unreal.
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Wide range of higher end cars. The Amanti doesn't belong in the midsize car field here -- it should be with the luxury cars. The auto magazines and such compare it to the Lincoln, Lexus, etc. It should be here.