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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I don't own any Samsung products, but their site doesn't look all that "rookie" to me. Their HDTVs are the Official HDTVs of the NFL. That must say something.
[edit on 2005/11/20 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by PlausibleDeniability
KIAs are horrible horrible cars. Im amazed that people actually buy the damn things. I feel sorry for the guys dad that bought the new one, he'll regret it soon enough, unless he lives in total denial like those who drive the new beetles. Don't get me started on those.
There's a reason they're so cheap. Its the stuff you dont see. Ooooo wow a nifty interior, fancy plastic molding and stuff. Your not going to care too much about it when your pushing your little kia down the side of the road. Or after you hear how much you have to pay in labor alone to get it repaired. Low quality parts, terrible design...its all under the hood.
I think the only people that buy kias are those who dont do their research, or those who know absolutely nothing about anything automotive, they see the nifty interior and feel the car has a steady kick to it, so they buy it because its a couple thousand cheaper then that toyota,honda,etc...thats just my opinion though I guess.
Japanese cars are the best cars hands down. Nothing beats them in reliability. Better designed and enginered, far superior to any domestic, korean, GERMAN, etc etc etc...You want something worth your money, you buy japanese. My nissan has close to 200k on it and the only thing Ive done heavy repairs is put in a new clutch and alternator (both of which I screwed up) and it still runs great.
Guess Im a little off topic, the kia thing kind of triggered me Move along...
Originally posted by NothingMakesSense
That's a personal attack.
For your information both my parents are engineers, and I'm going to be one. We're not stupid. I built a full sized hovercraft for a school project. 35 mph on 8 hp.
Anyway, we did our research and the KIA came out on top. All that stuff you say isn't "under the hood" is bull. The thing runs just as well as our 97 dodge caravan, which is what we had before now. Unless you've gone around dismantling KIAs or can link to some place that does, and show me "all the stuff it doesn't have", stop attacking people who buy KIAs.
There's no question Honda and Nissan make better cars, but the Koreans still kill them as far as pricing. The price difference was not a "couple thousand dollars", it was about $6000 difference between the dodge and KIA, and the dodge was the closest one in price. We had several chronic problems with the caravan, including a bad transmission.
Have you acually LOOKED at the KIAs recently? OR are you operating off of 5 year old data and experience?