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I acquired my Cadenza back in late June. It was the smoothest vehicle transaction I've ever made. Hats off to George Gee Kia in Spokane, WA for their excellent service. It may have been the hour of the day, but I didn't even have to face the dreaded F&I Manager. I believe it helped that I worked for Nissan Motor Acceptance for 10 years and knew all the tips, tricks and terminology.


I immediately took the car on a 3,000 mile road trip to Central California. What a joy to drive. The comfort exceeded my expectation. The car is a head-turner. The lines are beautiful and sleek. It gives the appearance of a car $20-$30K higher. My favorite feature was and is the ventilated seats as I drove through temperatures approaching 110. My pet peeve is the lack of a height adjustment on the passenger seat. My wife looks like a little girl sitting so low, although my good friend, who is 6'7" can actually sit in the car without kinking his neck. The cruise control also was a bit annoying in that it wouldn't hold my downhill speed. I guess had I opted for the tech package, it would do that, but there weren't any models with the color combinations I liked that included the tech package.


All in all, this is a great car. I do find myself doubting at times as I drove an Audi A6 (4.2L) and as much as I would love to say it's an Audi knock-off, that just isn't the case. This is most noticeable in the curves. I do smile when I make the monthly payment and I love the fact that I'm into my third week on the same tank of gas and when I do fill up, it's with regular.


I know that probably sounds snobbish and that isn't my intent. It's just that when you drive a car that should be compared to other near-luxury models, it still has that KIA badge that is shared by even the cute, but value-oriented Forte. I may have to opt for the new badge I'm reading about on this forum.
 

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I acquired my Cadenza back in late June. It was the smoothest vehicle transaction I've ever made. Hats off to George Gee Kia in Spokane, WA for their excellent service. It may have been the hour of the day, but I didn't even have to face the dreaded F&I Manager. I believe it helped that I worked for Nissan Motor Acceptance for 10 years and knew all the tips, tricks and terminology.


I immediately took the car on a 3,000 mile road trip to Central California. What a joy to drive. The comfort exceeded my expectation. The car is a head-turner. The lines are beautiful and sleek. It gives the appearance of a car $20-$30K higher. My favorite feature was and is the ventilated seats as I drove through temperatures approaching 110. My pet peeve is the lack of a height adjustment on the passenger seat. My wife looks like a little girl sitting so low, although my good friend, who is 6'7" can actually sit in the car without kinking his neck. The cruise control also was a bit annoying in that it wouldn't hold my downhill speed. I guess had I opted for the tech package, it would do that, but there weren't any models with the color combinations I liked that included the tech package.


All in all, this is a great car. I do find myself doubting at times as I drove an Audi A6 (4.2L) and as much as I would love to say it's an Audi knock-off, that just isn't the case. This is most noticeable in the curves. I do smile when I make the monthly payment and I love the fact that I'm into my third week on the same tank of gas and when I do fill up, it's with regular.


I know that probably sounds snobbish and that isn't my intent. It's just that when you drive a car that should be compared to other near-luxury models, it still has that KIA badge that is shared by even the cute, but value-oriented Forte. I may have to opt for the new badge I'm reading about on this forum.
Welcome to the forums!!!

I 100% know where you're coming from with your new purchase. Having owned 3 audi's previously, I too was overly impressed with what Kia had done. They've really stepped up their game over the last few years. I'm sure that Peter Schreyer probably helped quite a bit as well!
 

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Yes, welcome. I too wanted an Audi for many years but not making that kind of cash and only being 25 now I'm not quite into that category yet. Plus over the last few years I've seen Audi vehicles slip into obscurity in the looks department. That's subjective of course. Other than the DRLs on the Audis I couldn't pick them in a parking lot side by side with other cars because they all look bland and the same. The Cadenza stands out. I also think you pay too much for what you get in Audis, or maybe I'm just spoiled for how much I get with so little money in the Cadenza ;)
 

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Welcome to the forum. I am a recent owner and I can't be more pleased with my choice. I was looking at much more expensive vehicles when I realized that the Cadenza had everything I was looking for (and more). Great car - enjoy.
 

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Hello there, welcome to the Cadenza forum. Kia definitely stepped their game up with some of their newest models. I just recently traded in my Optima for the new K900 VIP addition, I cannot tell you how happy I am. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

David
 
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