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I'm shopping for a car that will be used for commuting and I want comfortable seats, and a nice quiet and relatively soft ride that will absorb bumps in the road.
I'm thinking of getting either a new or a pre-owned 2014 Cadenza.
Primary features I want are cooled seats on both sides and white interior.
Looks like to get white interior, you need to get both luxury and tech packages. This includes a few things I don't want such as 19 inch wheels that may hurt the ride and cost a lot more money in future tire replacements.
Looking through the warranty coverage, I see that second owner only gets 50K miles powertrain warranty and radio/navigation system is only covered for 36K mikes.
I looked at a Platinum Kia Protection Plan and saw that is says laser cruise control is excluded from coverage. So, I assume that means the dynamic cruise control is not covered by extended warranty if that is considered "laser cruise control. Is this true?

Also, what are best prices you can expect to negotiate for the best KPP with the most coverage and zero deductible?
 

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I've found it best to make the extended warranty part of the "deal" rather than negotiate with F&I separate from the sale. The challenge is that in most dealers Sales and F&I are different profit centers. Once you've made the purchase decision F&I is often reluctant to negotiate on extended warranties.

I'd suggest asking Sales to quote the "deal" including KPP and make the total price something you are comfortable with. That will Sales will have to lower their price or negotiate with F&I on your behalf.
 

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Thanks, I'm not interested in haggling the price of KPP with the F&I guy, but I still would want to know what a good price is. For instance if a good price for a 2014 Cadenza with 15K miles plus Luxury and Tech package was $25K and I said I wanted 100,000 miles of the best available KPP for 7 years/100K miles, I would be able to see if the final price was still a good deal. The salesman can easily tell me that a KPP plan adds $3500 to the cost of the deal even if they could really sell do it for $1500 and still make some extra money on adding the KPP.

There are some car dealerships that make a side business of selling extended warranties online at a no hassle small markup price that would itherwise take painful back and forth haggling to get out of a typical car dealership during a car purchase.
Clearly, these other dealerships are making enough profit doing this for it to be worth their time spent of the paperwork or they wouldn't do it.
I'd like to know what a good price is so that I would be able to recognize what is a good price and what is not.
Are there any Kia dealerships that sell KPP online at low markups?
 
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