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Thank you fellow members on the support of information I have been asking around. I decided on a slightly used Smokey Blue with 13549 miles.

So far the ride is what I wanted in smoothness and I couldn't be happier right now.

I will most likely be more active on the site as I enjoy keeping up with the info as I perform all my own work to my vehicle. It gives me a sense of knowing what is going on with the vehicle.
 

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I have a smoky blue Limited with grey interior. I only have 9k miles and have had it 19 months. So far no problems, I have only gone back to the dealer for oil service. Love the car, use it for when the kids come to town and trips. I track every gas fill up and so far have averaged 27mpg overall. I saw this color at the Miami auto show, it's one of the best colors in my opinion.
 

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It was a certified Kia, which I'm investigating what exactly that entails, I have some concerns over a possible bent rim issue that is only felt at high speeds.

It is a basic package with black interior. It was a challenge to find a used Cadenza with the features/price combo I was comfortable with. So far so good only issue I have had is brakes needing replaced (did myself) and all tires were unbalanced and possible bent rim which I'm getting looked at next week. I also suspect a need for alignment.

I wish I was able to take the car for a 24hr test drive so I could find these things out before purchasing. Didnt feel anything except brakes on the test drives. :(

So far i love the car, it is what I was looking for versus my Honda Accord.

So far I detailed the interior and changed my badges. Have HID on the way and looking for a deal on the full LED interior swap for a cool white 6000k. Debating on regular tint or the ceramic tint for heat reduction purposes.

I love the rarity of the Cadenza right now as not too many people know what it is. I removed the Cadenza name off the trunk just to make people guessing more now I swapped badges.
I am a hands on guy and look forward to doing all the work to my car.
 

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dearmosd, I'm a little concerned for you on one point. Please don't shoot the messenger but the dealer, in order to sell it as a CPO car, would have given you a lot of paperwork concerning your warranty transfer and a detailed checklist of the items inspected on the car before the sale. For one thing, how could it possibly needed a brake replacement with just over 13K miles on it? Bent rim? That should have been replaced! Something does not wash. I wish you well, but I smell a rat.
 

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I agree on the rat, thats why I'm waiting to hear back from Kia and the dealer on the issue. I did get this paperwork, attachment.

The brakes fell within spec (thickness) but the rotors were not smooth and rough. Since I did my test drives on non smooth roads I never felt what I felt when I had time to drive on multiple road conditions.

Well, its my fault for not paying more attention and the bent rim can be fixed for $85 so I'm not 100% furious but I will be investigating with dealership and have send some emails to Kia certified people asking questions. They asked for dealer info so we will see where that ends up.

Everything else on the vehicle seems solid just this little issue that pops up when I go above speeds +50MPH
 

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With this paper you are looking pretty good dearmosd. You had me worried. All that needs to happen now is for the dealer to step up and give you the Nav SD card and a new rim. Did you get two Smart Keys? Key lock code? So far I am short the Key Lock code for mine but I am working on it.
 

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No key lock code I know of. What exactly is that?
Did get two keys
From Page 4-4 of the manual:

Record your key number
The key code number
is printed on the bar
code tag attached to
the key set. Should
you lose your keys, this number will
enable an authorized Kia dealer to
duplicate the keys easily. Remove
the bar code tag and store it in a safe
place. Also, record the code number
and keep it in a safe and
 
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