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ok... my lease is up in a year and im always bouncing back and forth about what's next... here are my considerations.... please stay non biased towards KIA.

Option 1...
2015 Ford F150 Platinum




Option 2...
2016 Chevy Camaro SS/RS(official design and pic not available)



Option 3... K900


Option 4... keep the Cadenza and pay it off once the lease is up
 

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Depends on what your needs are of course. For the Ford, I was looking with my dad for him but he opt'd to just get a GMC Sierra, although he gets new truck every 3-4 years since he drives 30k a year. Although those new Ford are nice with the aluminum body and 2.7 eco boost. The Camaro is nice, although my buddy always complaints about the size of the trunk opening/trunk size, otherwise is a nice sport car. If you going to stick with a KIA, I would go with the K9 with the lists of standard features and looks awesome. But like I said just on what you want most.
 

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Now that is really a broad category of choices. I gave up a really nice Ford F150 Lariat when I picked up my Cadenza. It was a great truck and I had no complaints (and no problem selling it) but I wanted better gas mileage and I wasn't really needing a truck any more. I really looked hard to replace it with another truck initially but the costs have gotten so crazy on trucks - that's where Ford and the others make most of their profits. I just couldn't justify spending so much and decided on the Cadenza for the fun and the price points. So that was choice for me.
Now I love the Platinum but man it's expensive but if you need a truck it's a great way to go. But if you want a sports car, I love the Camaro and I drove a 69 for years. The new ones are great but at over 6ft it's just hard to see out of the low profile windows. I would think if you were into luxury at a value price the K900 is a great choice but you'll have to deal with the depreciation - and Kia has some pretty tough first year depreciation.
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If you need (or really want) a truck - get the Ford
If you want a sports car - the Camaro will fill the bill
If you want luxury - the K900 is a really good choice (depreciation aside)
But if you value your money and still like your Cadenza - stick with it.
 

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My wife has a 2012 Texas Edition Silverado so I don't have to have another truck but I love the new one.. the 3.5 ecoboost would be my engine of choice for that route. The k9 is amazing in all aspects... the camaro would become a toy and keeping what I have would only be if I want to pay off and keep... wife and I are in a 3 year plan to buy some land and build a nice house with a tropical pool and set up sooooo.... this is why I ask. The cost isn't all the much... cadezna to own will be $16,000, Camaro about 45k, F150 about 53k and k9 about 57k after rebates and what not.
 

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IMHO the K9 is not worth the increased cost over the Cadenza. If you want a sedan, keep the K7. Just my 2 cents worth!
 

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Smart money on the Cadenza

My wife has a 2012 Texas Edition Silverado so I don't have to have another truck but I love the new one.. the 3.5 ecoboost would be my engine of choice for that route. The k9 is amazing in all aspects... the camaro would become a toy and keeping what I have would only be if I want to pay off and keep... wife and I are in a 3 year plan to buy some land and build a nice house with a tropical pool and set up sooooo.... this is why I ask. The cost isn't all the much... cadezna to own will be $16,000, Camaro about 45k, F150 about 53k and k9 about 57k after rebates and what not.
Since you don't need another truck and you plan to build a nice house, the smart money will be to keep the cadenza. If you buy a K9 you will most likely be upside down with depreciation and that lost money will go nicely toward the home, which should not be a depreciating asset like a car.If you really do want a K9 I would wait until they have really great sales (which they will have as the car is out longer) or maybe buy a demonstrator or slightly use and let someone pay the extremely high depreciation that will certain happen on thevK9. JMO.
 

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I've driven several of the newer Camaros... Honestly they feel like they're lacking power. The HUD is nice on the windshield, but I would trade that for a sportier feel... If I were to get a truck I'd invest in the 3/4 ton F250, as opposed to the little F150... But that's because I'd tow my toys around with it and I'm in the process of closing on a ranch, so I could use the extra power.

The K900 is beautiful. No doubt there, but it does not really hold its own value wise compared to the K7, which is why I went that route. Honestly, I'd stick with the Cadenza, pay it off and then in a couple years, once the house is built, revisit your choices.

-Scynthyace
 

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I have no need for a 3/4 ton truck... that's overkill..


the new 2016 Camaro has yet to be revealed to the public


**I'm the guy who gets a new car every 2 years... sometimes 2x in 1 year... I just don't like having them for very long. We'll see what happens to the market in a year.
 

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I'm voting for the K900; not sure of your residual, but I'm guessing it will be best to let the finance company eat the margin. If you really want a Cadenza you can probably acquire one at a bargain price (even if not the same as your baby).

Which leads to the K900; you should be able to leverage current market conditions and get one for near the price of a Cadenza (new or used). That will leave some free cash for the other things in life (that never seem to have a demand limit).

I just hope you stay on the board to keep it going!
 

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I'm not going anywhere... a lot depends on what happens in the next year... my wife's Silverado will be paid for in 3 years along with additional things we've invested in for the house we are currently living in. The timing kind of sucks because when I got this car we weren't looking into another house... now we're decided to buy a few acres of land, build something nice and also build out a tropical lagoon/pool for the backyard. We're excited but at the same time I'm not sure I want to keep the K7... it's been a good car but like I mentioned... I don't keep cars very long... drives the wifey nuts.
 

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I have a friend who's shopping so here's my lunch time test drive wrap-up:

1) 2015 K900 (Sport mode is wow), extremely quite car with smooth effortless power. Very nice road feel for something not German. More luxury than sport but I could get used to it.

2) 2015 Genesis 5.0; might even like this better. 5.0 version is a better value than 3.8 with options (everything is standard in 5.0) and again there's that V8 smooth power (Genesis has better exhaust note when you step on it). Nice quad rear pipes. Sportier with luxury elements.

I'll take one of each and keep the "K7" for daily use.
 

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Just curiosity you would only be leasing the ford, k9 and Camaro i'm guessing. So the depreciation would be irrelevant. But if you are going to buy then the depreciation would be killer on the K900 because when I looked at cars I saw the Equus and they were only couple years old and depreciated greatly.
 

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Regarding changing cars; a "vice" I can relate to and drives my wife nuts too. But I told her a while back; "I don't gamble, have a motorcycle or a boat." So a trading cars is a just a minor distraction and I always get a great deal.

She got her new kitchen so I'm good to trade for a while. Now about that K900....
 

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Have you looked at the hyundai Equus? For the same money you get air ride and a great rear entertainment system 2 - 9.2 inch lcd screens. If you have kids it is great.
I'd rather have the Cadillac CTS
 

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Used 2014 Hyundai equus signature addition 1697 miles $45,200.00. right here in Phoeniz,az. I thought about it
 
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