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Hey everyone!!!,

I've been snooping around the forum for a few months getting some Cadenza owner info. I had initially had my heart set on a pre owned E350, but after checking out my colleagues new Sorento SX V6, I took a look at Cadenzas (which I completely forgot about since I rarely see any), and fell in love.

My intention was to wait out a pre owned 2015 SXL (blue w/grey interior), but I fell into a awesome deal. I was visiting a friend out of town this weekend and stopped by a Kia dealer behind the mall I was at with the goal of checking out the metallic bronze color which I also kind of like. They didn't have one, so I asked about pre-owneds. The sale lady told me they had a 2014 SXL, blue with a grey interior at the dealer across town. I was like.....O..M...G!!!!

2014 Kia Cadenza LIMITED Asheville NC 11632795

They brought it over me to check it out. I was immaculate, certified, and only 19k miles for 27K on sale for 25K. Its a late build 2014 because it has passenger ventilated seats. Before I checked to carfax another salesman told me it was leased from this dealership and serviced there. I was turned in early because the owner got a K900.

After some negotiations we agreed on 23,700. I usually don't make rash decisions, but I don't think I can pass this up. I like the little changes to the 2015's like the around view camera and the extra chrome in the interior, but that's not enough more me to let this go. I read about the passenger seat issue, but that wont be problem, because I always get my mother to make me bottom cushions for my seats.

This was all yesterday, I been ruminating over this all day today. I told them I'd call Monday morning with a decision. She even gave me her personal number to call her early to get it off the lot. What do y'all think?
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I wish I had been able to hold out for the limited, but after I totaled my odyssey I had to take what I could get and have loved what I have in the premium but long for a limited for the rest of the bells and whistles when I pay off this one.
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Hey everyone!!!,

I've been snooping around the forum for a few months getting some Cadenza owner info. I had initially had my heart set on a pre owned E350, but after checking out my colleagues new Sorento SX V6, I took a look at Cadenzas (which I completely forgot about since I rarely see any), and fell in love.

My intention was to wait out a pre owned 2015 SXL (blue w/grey interior), but I fell into a awesome deal. I was visiting a friend out of town this weekend and stopped by a Kia dealer behind the mall I was at with the goal of checking out the metallic bronze color which I also kind of like. They didn't have one, so I asked about pre-owneds. The sale lady told me they had a 2014 SXL, blue with a grey interior at the dealer across town. I was like.....O..M...G!!!!

2014 Kia Cadenza LIMITED Asheville NC 11632795

They brought it over me to check it out. I was immaculate, certified, and only 19k miles for 27K on sale for 25K. Its a late build 2014 because it has passenger ventilated seats. Before I checked to carfax another salesman told me it was leased from this dealership and serviced there. I was turned in early because the owner got a K900.

After some negotiations we agreed on 23,700. I usually don't make rash decisions, but I don't think I can pass this up. I like the little changes to the 2015's like the around view camera and the extra chrome in the interior, but that's not enough more me to let this go. I read about the passenger seat issue, but that wont be problem, because I always get my mother to make me bottom cushions for my seats.

This was all yesterday, I been ruminating over this all day today. I told them I'd call Monday morning with a decision. She even gave me her personal number to call her early to get it off the lot. What do y'all think?
Adam, that's a heck of a deal; definitely do it. I've enjoyed my Cadenza immensely; your purchase price is excellent. By the way, I use Keffer Kia in Mooresville and the service advisor I use ( Justin S. ) is awesome to work with; some of the dealers in Concord and Charlotte are not so great; there is a good one across the line in SC I think.
Who were you thinking of for your service dealer?
Good luck!

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Adam, that's a heck of a deal; definitely do it. I've enjoyed my Cadenza immensely; your purchase price is excellent. By the way, I use Keffer Kia in Mooresville and the service advisor I use ( Justin S. ) is awesome to work with; some of the dealers in Concord and Charlotte are not so great; there is a good one across the line in SC I think.
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I'm basically in Gaston Co., and I work in Hickory most days, so I'll probably use Paramount Kia in Hickory since its in the same company as the purchasing dealer.
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Have you had any issues so far?
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36.5K miles and 1 repair (replaced rain sensor). Other than that - zero, zilch, nada - no problems at all. Still get soot on white rear bumper but I've gotten used to it - comes off with a little elbow grease. I've even grown to like the Nav system!
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No issues; have owned two years as of last October but only have 5,000 miles ( retired with two cars ). No other car in the price range has the options, style, and quality. Just a great car!

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makes me sick that you can buy a 2 year old limited for 24k... my almost 3 year old with 34k on it is worth about 18k

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Its good to hear these cars have been trouble free for long time owners!!! This especially since I just rolled her in the garage!! I did it. I wasn't really ready to take on a car note just yet, but I couldn't pass up this deal.

It does suck that these cars don't hold their value in the market, but that makes it an awesome buy for second owners. At least for me, that's not an issue, since I tend to keep cars for a while. My other car (2001 Saab 9-3se) ive had for almost 12 years. Plus since I was able to get it for almost 4k below blue book, that takes some of the sting away.

I had about a 85 mile drive home from the dealer, so that was a nice first drive. They are deceptively fast. I was cruising at 90 and didn't realize it. I've heard some folks complain about the ride with the 19's. To me, it feels like floating on a magic carpet compared to the Saab. I hope this care gives me years of trouble free service.
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