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This is just a general question as to why all of us here are looking towards buying a Kia Stinger.

For me, it's majorly because it's such an aggressive looking video which I like and it's practical for me. Also because of the price range, and I really don't like many, if any, of the competitors that it's going up against. I don't need something much larger, and don't really want anything much smaller. It looks like it fits like a glove for me all while looking much more exclusive than the price tag does.
 

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I always liked the Porsche Panamera and have a long way to go before I can afford one. To me this is the poor mans panamera. Aside from that it fits everything i wanted in a sporty hatch/wagon, even in a sedan. It looks, performance and sounds the part. But with all those good things we still have a lot to learn.
 

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Definitely.. everything looks great on paper but when we get in there and really try it for ourselves, it could be completely different from what we think right now
 

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Definitely.. everything looks great on paper but when we get in there and really try it for ourselves, it could be completely different from what we think right now
This being a new spot for Kia maybe it means we will see them promote it heavily to show people what this all-new Kia product is about. Can't do it with any other Kia product.
 

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I would hope so. This Stinger is going to be what really brings the attention to Kia so I'm really hoping they knock this one out of the park. If this turns out to be as great of a product as I think it will be, maybe we can see an entirely new direction for Kia with them leaning more into these high-end looking products across the line.
 

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I would hope so. This Stinger is going to be what really brings the attention to Kia so I'm really hoping they knock this one out of the park. If this turns out to be as great of a product as I think it will be, maybe we can see an entirely new direction for Kia with them leaning more into these high-end looking products across the line.
i'm quite positive about it because they put a lot of money into developing a new sporty platform, with all those millions invested the least they can do is spend a bit more for the easy part which is getting the message out. they did the heavy lifting already by finally showing us working production models.
 

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I'm sure they'll be touring dealerships when they make it over to NA as well. Doubt they'll do more than that in a person to person environment, but Youtube advertisements should be being pushed out soon, well.. more of them at least. Call in the media to different dealerships and word will spread like wildfire anyhow.
 

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I'm excited for a non-German rear wheel drive sports sedan. I want to luxury and performance without the high price tag and maintenance costs. I also think the car just looks fantastic.
 

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The car is definitely a great looker. In regards to engine repairs and what not, we can also look towards Hyundai with part numbers and decipher which would be the cheaper route.
 

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I'm excited for a non-German rear wheel drive sports sedan. I want to luxury and performance without the high price tag and maintenance costs. I also think the car just looks fantastic.
Same here. Lucky for me i'm into Lexus and don't mind going used, so a used Lexus IS or a used Lexus GS could very well be on my list along with the Stinger. But more so the IS due to fuel efficiency.
 

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So I presume if you're going the efficiency route, you aren't looking at the 3.3 Turbo V6 engine option but more so towards the 2.0t ?
 

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Huuuuge respect to Kia for this inexpensive 4 door sedan with RWD and 365hp (!!!). Those characteristics are pretty rare for automotive market these days, which makes it unique and attractive.
 

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That's what it boils down to, no other car company will offer you that much power coupled with impressive drive dynamics for such a low price. Even the 3.3 Turbo V6 option is within reach for most car enthusiasts! The interior trim may not be the most luxurious, but that's fine because what's under the hood more than makes up for it.
 

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That's what it boils down to, no other car company will offer you that much power coupled with impressive drive dynamics for such a low price. Even the 3.3 Turbo V6 option is within reach for most car enthusiasts! The interior trim may not be the most luxurious, but that's fine because what's under the hood more than makes up for it.
Right words to say! People don't buy this type of car because of their interior design or whatever, it's mostly about horsepowers under the hood and Kia did a good job to get people interested in Stinger.
 

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I am looking at the Stinger to replace my failed 2017 fusion sport. 8700 miles and it just spent a month in the shop getting a new long block. That was on top of the many other issues/bugs/problems it had.

That sport hit all the right checkboxes for me. Cost, performance and enough styling differences from the other trim levels to make it stand out. Unfortunately, between the above-mentioned issues and the horrible dealership experiences(multiple dealers) that car is heading towards a buyback.

Luckily the Stinger should be available as that wraps up and it hits enough of those checkboxes, so far, to make it the obvious alternative.
 

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I am looking at the Stinger to replace my failed 2017 fusion sport. 8700 miles and it just spent a month in the shop getting a new long block. That was on top of the many other issues/bugs/problems it had.

That sport hit all the right checkboxes for me. Cost, performance and enough styling differences from the other trim levels to make it stand out. Unfortunately, between the above-mentioned issues and the horrible dealership experiences(multiple dealers) that car is heading towards a buyback.

Luckily the Stinger should be available as that wraps up and it hits enough of those checkboxes, so far, to make it the obvious alternative.
Well, it seems like Stinger will be a way better vehicle compare to Fusion. Overall, Fusion sport looks like a good car with nice specs and features, however, you are not the first unhappy Fusion driver I've met. I think Ford needs a few more generations to fix all those issues and make this car look nice from the technical side.
 

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I've test driven a Fusion before as a rental and it's actually not bad when it comes to performance, but as a Ford vehicle I don't expect the to be problem free and that's where they may be losing customers. Kia should have higher reliability standards and hopefully you'll enjo it more on the road than in the garage.
 

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I've test driven a Fusion before as a rental and it's actually not bad when it comes to performance, but as a Ford vehicle I don't expect the to be problem free and that's where they may be losing customers. Kia should have higher reliability standards and hopefully you'll enjo it more on the road than in the garage.
Agreed. Despite a long and famous Ford brand history, they still have some common technical issues, which I personally experienced.
 

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I've test driven a Fusion before as a rental and it's actually not bad when it comes to performance, but as a Ford vehicle I don't expect the to be problem free and that's where they may be losing customers. Kia should have higher reliability standards and hopefully you'll enjo it more on the road than in the garage.
I heard a lot of good things about the Fusion SHO and oddly enough some police departments and agencies have scooped it up. Funny they would do that when the Taurus Interceptor is already fast enough. In addition you can get a Lincoln version of the Fusion, called the MKZ, so that might be a route for some looking for more in a Fusion.
 
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