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Has anyone inquired at their local dealership on when the order books will be open or if you can even leave a deposit. I can imagine the deposit won't be anything over $1000.

My local Kia dealership isn't too far but I just can't find the time to really get out there. Having a good relationship with your dealer could also open you to some information that would be beneficial for all of us!
 

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The Kia Stinger isn't a limited edition vehicle so I'm not going to rush in a put a deposit. But there are those who have, I believe Kia sold around 2,000 of them through preliminary orders and around 42% of them are the 3.3 twin-turbo model.
 

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With the sales Kia is anticipating you might want to get on a waiting list before order books open. It's going to be tough getting in on that initial order batch, then there's all the waiting you can save yourself from.
 

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For those looking for a Stinger and aren't sure which ones the local dealership was in stock, there's a handy tool on the Kia USA site that you can use. I used some random search parameters so you can change those to suit your location and specifics.
https://www.kia.com/us/en/dealers/inventory/stinger/2018/10001
Thanks for posting that link.
I think setting google alerts is also a good way to find the latest listings and to be the first one in line at the dealers that show up. But that's if they even get indexed on google.
 

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As incredible as the new Stinger looks, I'm always weary to buy into the first generation of a new model. There's a lot of risk involved in purchasing a vehicle on a platform that hasn't been proven. I suppose a lot of the worry can be alleviated by the factory warranty, but I think id like to wait to see what kind of recalls come along.
 

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As incredible as the new Stinger looks, I'm always weary to buy into the first generation of a new model. There's a lot of risk involved in purchasing a vehicle on a platform that hasn't been proven. I suppose a lot of the worry can be alleviated by the factory warranty, but I think id like to wait to see what kind of recalls come along.
I totally agree as I sit here with no new car because ford had to buy back my 2017 fusion sport... That car had so much potential but engine and electrical problems plagued the first model year.
 

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Sorry to hear that you're lacking a car right now, but at least Ford bought it back and you're not stuck with a problem riddled vehicle. Are you planning to just go for the Stinger or lease something int he meantime?
 

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I am driving my G8 again until I feel comfortable with the Stinger. My son starts driving in a few months so I think that I will get him a car soon and drive that for a bit to save miles on the G8.
 

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I am driving my G8 again until I feel comfortable with the Stinger. My son starts driving in a few months so I think that I will get him a car soon and drive that for a bit to save miles on the G8.
Wow, what a move from owning a G8. I thought maybe that someone in your position would want the Chevy SS because to me it seems to be just about the best super sedan out there. Have you driven one?
 

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Yes, the SS is a really nice car but the price point is way above what it is worth to me. I also felt disconnected from the driving experience in it. Even though it is the same car for the most part, the G8 just feels more visceral and exciting to drive.
 
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