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Often wondered why an outstanding car like Cadenza is selling so poorly - hardly ever see one on the road.

Thought you might be interested in some insights from "USA Today", which labels Cadenza as one of the "10 worst selling cars"

> Days in inventory: 138.8
> 2014 unit sales: 9,267
> MSRP: $35,100
The Cadenza was reviewed favorably among large sedans by Consumer Reports magazine in 2013. Despite the favorable review, a Cadenza, like other slow-selling car models, spent well more than four months on dealers' lots before it was sold. The Cadenza is not especially popular among Americans, but neither are most large sedans. As consumer preferences have shifted towards mid-sized and entry level luxury brands, large vehicle segments are doing considerably worse this decade than they did in the previous one, according to KBB's Fleming. Cadenza sales made up less than 2% of Kia's overall unit sales last year. Despite poor turnover rates for the Cadenza, overall Kia sales grew by more than 7% over that period, even while sales of many automakers declined from the first half of 2013 through the first half of 2014
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In spite of this I still think my Cadenza is great - best car I've ever owned! Just wondering how long it will be part of the Kia line-up.
 

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I struggled with the Optima and Cadenza decision during my purchase experience. I just couldn't make myself buy a buzzy 4 cylinder that was either too under or too over powered. Also the Cadenza just seemed to have a more solid road feel and a more evolved interior.


I'm pleased with the purchase so far and think the car will last longer than the Optima.
 

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Here to stay

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The K7/Cadenza is a very popular world car; big sales in home market. So I don't think you need to worry about it disappearing.

KIA USA announced big changes in sales leadership last week so lets see the new leaders will place more or a different focus on the luxury models. I don't see KIA backing down anytime soon more like they are doubling down on the US market for the future.
 

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I trade cars about every two years and have had my cadenza almost 2 years.
I'm not at all happy with the way they have treated me, so they lost a customer for my next car.They don't know how to treat luxury or near luxury car buyers
I will keep the cadenza for the granddaughter as it is a nice car. Kia doesn't understand the American consumer, they left to much stuff off the car to start with, then add some things but will not let us upgrade our cars to include the new equipment and tech. When I purchased the cadenza, was told and in manual, didn't need a manual for parts or repairs as one was free to me on line www.kiatechinfo.com. Then they decide we don't have to furnish what we offered to get a sale. I asked about the free roadside service if they might stop that and was told if they want to they will. Even if it was sold to us when we purchased the car.
Thought about the K900, but they left off equipment that I can get even on the Hyundai.
No air ride, and no rear seat entertainment just for the ones I would want.
Cadenza is a nice car but I'm done with KIA they aren't even fixing problems that have come up on the one I own now. This is my 5th KIA, so they drove me away
 
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