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I recently purchased new to me 2014 Cadenza SXL with 4K miles, build date 5/2013. I noticed it doesn't say KIA on it only the K logo.. Did early Korean build SXL come from the factory (or dealer add-on) with K logos or did someone change them after delivery. I'm surprised someone would do it for the 10 months and 4K they had it...

Three questions/observations looking for other owners thoughts:

1 - Anybody find a way to open sunroof while keeping the sunscreen only partially opened - seems like it is an all or nothing setting and I would love to just tilt the sunroof and keep sunscreen open just a little..

2 - Radio seems to increase volume a little by itself when going from idle to power. I have the auto volume setting turned off but it still does it at least a little - anybody have that issue ? Only a minor annoyance...

3 - Tranny shift from first to second seems just a touch "jerky" as compared to all the other gears which are silky smooth...

Thanks in advance - I test drove a lot of cars (Acura, Audi, MB, BMW) and really enjoy the Cadenza.. New TLX V6 was my second choice..

Unfortunately I do not have the passenger cooled seat...
 

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Hello. These are nice cars and I love mine. Nice job on getting the K7 logo from a dealer, I'm guessing they didn't notice. I want to get some for my car eventually. They are aftermarket stickers that you can put on, Karbon Koncepts and I think the K5 Optima store (both have reps here) both sell them. For your other points:

1. Not that I know of. The fabric up there doesn't seem to be the most durable stuff and can't imagine it would last too long with the wind whipping it all the time. I got a car that had a panoramic roof for the reason of having it open fully normally.

2. I believe that this is an error in the head unit, I think there is a fix for this that your dealer can do for you. It's only for the unit, not the maps. Some others here had this problem and think they had it fixed, I'll let 1 of them chime in. I like my volume change feature and use it.

3. Haven't really noticed but I will try to feel today. I have about 5.5k miles right now and usually drive pretty conservative and like a granny. It may be that 1st gear is so short and is meant pretty much to just get you into 2nd and above. I threw it in manual 1 day and shifted into 2nd doing 15 and accidentally burned out trying to get to 40 (trying to get high revs at low speed to clear our exhaust system)

I believe any car built prior to 10/2013 does not have a cooled passenger seat which sucks but I don't plan on sitting in the passenger seat :p Someone in the "New Cadenza Owner" thread that if your sticker says that there is a passenger cooled seat on the SXL that you may be able to have 1 installed for free. I asked him to clarify already because I have always heard that they cannot do it due to HVAC ducts already in the car (would be incompatible).
 

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Welcome to the Cadenza Forums.

Yes we do sell the K emblems on our site.

That's pretty neat yours came with them already.

Let us know if you have any questions we can help out with.

David
 

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Do you have a better picture of the white one? The site had a weird watermark in it...
I apologize, but we do not have these emblems available for sale in white, we soon will be offering the white vinyl inserts. However at this time, the emblems are only available in black, carbon fiber, red wine, and sea blue colors.

Sorry for any confusion.
 

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I have the same issue with the 1st to 2nd shift.
 
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