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  2. Kia News: 2018 Kia Stinger to Begin At $32,800, GT At $39,200

    Be interesting to see how it does in this day and age or people changing from cars to CUVs and from ICE to EV/Hybrids. I think it will hit the right note, but just not sure how many will buy.
  3. ..and Detroit's response with Generic Detroit Appliances--like the J-body, N-body, etc., K-cars, etc...forgettable excrement... I'm sure they can tune them to make loud noises.. I'm sure eventually EVs will have tunable soundtracks so you can customize them...make them sound like a Cat diesel or F1 v10 under full throttle, for instance...
  4. “But it doesn’t make a loud noise when you stomp on the gas pedal”. Thats just one of the many weak excuses I’ve heard regarding EVs
  5. That's actually a very valid point! Too bad I don't have the skills for that...
  6. Kia has revealed the pricing for the 2018 Stinger and Stinger GT that will be arriving at dealers next month. The base Stinger with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder will begin at $32,800. The twin-turbo 3.3 V6 Stinger GT kicks off at $39,250. Prices include a $900 destination charge. The Stinger comes standard with 18-inch wheels, limited slip differential, leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats with heat, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Stinger GT models add adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes, and a nine-speaker audio system with external amplifier. All-wheel drive is available for an extra $2,200 with either engine. “Although the Stinger is unlike any other Kia that has come before it in terms of pure driving enjoyment, it is still very much a traditional Kia in that it offers consumers a very compelling value proposition, providing excellent performance and handling, premium features and functionality when compared to its much higher-priced competitors.” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for Kia Motor America. Source: Kia Press Release is on Page 2 KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2018 STINGER PRICING Fastback Performance Sedan Brings Kia to New Heights While Maintaining Remarkable Value Stinger delivers head-turning design, premium amenities and heart-pounding power at an incredibly value-packed price Combination of aggressive pricing and spirited performance makes Stinger a compelling alternative to substantially more expensive luxury sport sedans IRVINE, Calif., November 16, 2017 — Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the highly anticipated all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan. Expected to arrive in Kia dealers in December1, the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history will be offered in five trim levels – Stinger, Stinger Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. Stinger starts at $31,900 Stinger Premium starts at $37,100 GT starts at $38,350 GT1 starts at $43,250 GT2 starts at $49,200 All-wheel drive: $2,200 Destination: $900 “The Stinger is a prime example of Kia’s commitment to surpassing consumers’ expectations in everything we do,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “Although the Stinger is unlike any other Kia that has come before it in terms of pure driving enjoyment, it is still very much a traditional Kia in that it offers consumers a very compelling value proposition, providing excellent performance and handling, premium features and functionality when compared to its much higher-priced competitors.” Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring, and built by the brand ranked highest by J.D. Power in initial quality3, the Stinger is offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and luxurious accommodations. All Stingers come standard with a leather-appointed interior, though ultra-soft Nappa leather is available. A thick hand-stitched multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters sits front and center of the driver, while the GT trim gets a flat-bottom steering wheel. All Stingers are available with a large color TFT instrument cluster with performance gauges including a track timer, and in true gran turismo fashion, the Stinger has a generous 23.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space that can be accessed via a power liftgate with available Smart Trunk functionality. The base Stinger rides on a passive suspension tuned to offer a balance of handling and ride comfort, while the GT is available with Kia’s first electronically controlled Dynamic Stability Damping Control and standard high-performance Brembo®4 disc brakes. Two turbocharged engines are available: The base Stinger and Premium trims get a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower at 6,200 rpm with 260 lb.-ft. of maximum torque available from 1,400 – 4,000 rpm. Stingers wearing the GT moniker get a more powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 which produces 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and offers 376 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,300 – 4,500 rpm. Both engines are matched to a second-generation eight-speed rear-drive automatic transmission. All-wheel drive also is available across all trims. Multiple Advance Driver Assistance systems work together to enhance the driving experience, including Driver Attention Warning (DAW)5, Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)6 with pedestrian detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)6, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) 6, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) 6, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)6. A height-adjustable color Head-Up Display (HUD)7 display is also available. The base audio system for the 2.0-liter turbo features six speakers and a seven-inch color touchscreen with the latest version of UVO, Kia’s award-winning telematics systems8. The standard system found in the GT trim ups the speaker count to nine and includes an external amplifier. A premium Harman/Kardon®9 audio system that features Clari-Fi™10 and next-generation QuantumLogic™11 Surround Sound technology is also available. View full article
  7. 2018 Kia Stinger to Begin At $32,800, GT At $39,200

    Kia has revealed the pricing for the 2018 Stinger and Stinger GT that will be arriving at dealers next month. The base Stinger with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder will begin at $32,800. The twin-turbo 3.3 V6 Stinger GT kicks off at $39,250. Prices include a $900 destination charge. The Stinger comes standard with 18-inch wheels, limited slip differential, leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats with heat, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Stinger GT models add adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes, and a nine-speaker audio system with external amplifier. All-wheel drive is available for an extra $2,200 with either engine. “Although the Stinger is unlike any other Kia that has come before it in terms of pure driving enjoyment, it is still very much a traditional Kia in that it offers consumers a very compelling value proposition, providing excellent performance and handling, premium features and functionality when compared to its much higher-priced competitors.” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for Kia Motor America. Source: Kia Press Release is on Page 2 KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2018 STINGER PRICING Fastback Performance Sedan Brings Kia to New Heights While Maintaining Remarkable Value Stinger delivers head-turning design, premium amenities and heart-pounding power at an incredibly value-packed price Combination of aggressive pricing and spirited performance makes Stinger a compelling alternative to substantially more expensive luxury sport sedans IRVINE, Calif., November 16, 2017 — Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the highly anticipated all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan. Expected to arrive in Kia dealers in December1, the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history will be offered in five trim levels – Stinger, Stinger Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. Stinger starts at $31,900 Stinger Premium starts at $37,100 GT starts at $38,350 GT1 starts at $43,250 GT2 starts at $49,200 All-wheel drive: $2,200 Destination: $900 “The Stinger is a prime example of Kia’s commitment to surpassing consumers’ expectations in everything we do,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “Although the Stinger is unlike any other Kia that has come before it in terms of pure driving enjoyment, it is still very much a traditional Kia in that it offers consumers a very compelling value proposition, providing excellent performance and handling, premium features and functionality when compared to its much higher-priced competitors.” Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring, and built by the brand ranked highest by J.D. Power in initial quality3, the Stinger is offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and luxurious accommodations. All Stingers come standard with a leather-appointed interior, though ultra-soft Nappa leather is available. A thick hand-stitched multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters sits front and center of the driver, while the GT trim gets a flat-bottom steering wheel. All Stingers are available with a large color TFT instrument cluster with performance gauges including a track timer, and in true gran turismo fashion, the Stinger has a generous 23.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space that can be accessed via a power liftgate with available Smart Trunk functionality. The base Stinger rides on a passive suspension tuned to offer a balance of handling and ride comfort, while the GT is available with Kia’s first electronically controlled Dynamic Stability Damping Control and standard high-performance Brembo®4 disc brakes. Two turbocharged engines are available: The base Stinger and Premium trims get a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower at 6,200 rpm with 260 lb.-ft. of maximum torque available from 1,400 – 4,000 rpm. Stingers wearing the GT moniker get a more powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 which produces 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and offers 376 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,300 – 4,500 rpm. Both engines are matched to a second-generation eight-speed rear-drive automatic transmission. All-wheel drive also is available across all trims. Multiple Advance Driver Assistance systems work together to enhance the driving experience, including Driver Attention Warning (DAW)5, Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)6 with pedestrian detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)6, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) 6, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) 6, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)6. A height-adjustable color Head-Up Display (HUD)7 display is also available. The base audio system for the 2.0-liter turbo features six speakers and a seven-inch color touchscreen with the latest version of UVO, Kia’s award-winning telematics systems8. The standard system found in the GT trim ups the speaker count to nine and includes an external amplifier. A premium Harman/Kardon®9 audio system that features Clari-Fi™10 and next-generation QuantumLogic™11 Surround Sound technology is also available.
  8. Start up potential then for you to build custom sounds for the EV generation.
  9. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    Washington state from a County and City standpoint has gone all SUV with the occasional Mustang or Camaro chaser. State Patrol still has thousands of Crown Vic's and the occasional SUV from Ford unless you're on one of the passes and they are all Ford SUV's then. WSP has stated they are currently reviewing for a new 10 year contract to supply WSP with Patrol auto's. Be interesting to see what they choose.
  10. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    SRX. China.
  11. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    Neither... if I were shopping GM, I'd rather have an Enclave.
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  13. I've heard the Harley bike and I've heard EV performance cars and they all sound like garbage compared to an ICE. Ming ming zing zing.
  14. So our regular client and mega baller who graces us with all kinds of great specialty used cars just worked out a deal for us to get 7 of his cars, and among them were a Focus RS and new TT RS. I didn't get a really long drive in either, but here is a brief review and my impressions of each- Focus RS- This car was actually a positive surprise. The interior is markedly inferior to a Golf R. But it's really not terrible. It's not quite as intuitive or quality feeling, but it's miles better than an Evo, and still better than an STI, imo. The ride is definitely stiff and way rougher than a Golf R even in 'Race'. But it's not unbearable. It really is only a problem on roads with lots of heaves or expansion joints. As well as the stiff ride, it's also very noisy. Part of that is due to the Sport Cup 2 rubber. The payoff here, of course, is driving excitement. I cannot lie, it is a cut above the R in terms of driving dynamics and drama. The engine sounds raw and guttural, the power delivery is thrilling, and the car just goads you into driving like a buffoon. The steering is much more direct, sharper, faster, and more wholesome in feel than that found in the R. It was definitely more focused on outright 'fun' than all-around usability, like in the R. And I like that about it. It's a very different feeling car, with a very different mindset. That said, I couldn't justify this car as a DD, personally. Although I loved it's visceral nature and playful character, it's quite an aggressive to companion to live with everyday. Sport Cup 2's are pricey, and don't last long and you're looking at some pretty high running costs for a compact hatchback. In short, it's a better sportscar than a Golf R, but I hesitate to say it's a better hatchback. I'd buy one over an STI, however, no question. TT RS- This was was somewhat of a negative surprise. Let's start with the good stuff. The looks are fantastic. It looks squat, aggressive, purposeful, and just generally ready to terrorize the road. And it happily will do so. This car is a beast on the streets. It's mega traction, diminutive size, approachable demeanor, and ballistic acceleration all come together to obliterate traffic and stretches of pavement alike. I struggle to think of another car that is as devastatingly effective and quick on public roads. It's one-generation-ago 911 Turbo like explosiveness, and few cars short of a Tesla or the latest crop of boosted 911's are going to be much of a match for it. Your C7 Stingrays, Mustang GT's, 335i's, and Lexus F's are laughed at and disposed of with ease by this car. For someone that didn't have people hauling needs, but wanted a do-it-all fun car for the road, you'd be hard-pressed to top this thing. It's supercar like performance in a usable, comfortable, nicely equipped, easy to exploit package. But if you looked at from a different perspective- one as a value equation, or as a weekend toy when your lux sedan is in the garage, it becomes somewhat hard to justify. Let's talk value. This car was 75K. That's a pretty big chunk of money. It's pretty close to 2x the cost of a Golf R. It is not 2x the car. Not in performance, driving fun, or equipment/luxury. In fact, it feels like a Golf R turned up to '13'. Which, in a way, is pretty much what it is. There is painfully clear connection and familiarity that anyone who has driven a Golf or Audi A3 would instantly recognize. For better or for worse. And for the price, as a toy, it's a little lacking in excitement and tactility. This car is not as engaging as a 75-80K Cayman S or GT350R. Fun as it is, it's not as pure, immersive, involving, or thrilling as some other options this kind of money presents. Even the sound needed a little more edge and aggressiveness, and this car had the Sport Exhaust option. I think I would be totally happy going down 17K in price, and getting what has to be 95% of what this car has to offer from it's stablemate the RS3. Or spending 75K and getting a new GTI and a Camaro SS 1LE. But still an awesome car that I'm glad I finally got to drive!
  15. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    I see a lot of Explorers in use in the Cleveland suburbs..an AWD SUV makes a lot of sense in this climate. My little suburb has a mix of Caprices and Explorers...some of the surrounding burbs and Cleveland itself still have a lot of Crown Vics in use, amazing considering how old they are now...also Impalas and Tahoes.
  16. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    Not so much they will not do their job, more of a situation of they can only do so much when searching a suspect. They can miss items from time. Source: A cousin who is a police officer.
  17. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    While I love Cadillac, the Envision has way more room inside especially for big guys like me.
  18. Ram News: Spying: Ram 1500 Sporting A Split Tailgate?

    I'm sure the Ford Man Step works well..I can see how it would be useful in loading boxes, furniture, etc in and out of a pickup bed.....back around 2011-12, I rented an F150 from uHaul to haul some furniture to the storage unit, and the damn thing was so high off the ground I had to position a stepladder behind the open tailgate to walk stuff up and into the bed and vice versa...it's absurd how high even 2wd pickup beds are today.
  19. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    Around here departments seem to be going to SUV vehicles.
  20. Yet the tuning of EV's can offer a wide variety of noises and sounds. Look at the Harley-Davidson Livewire bike. In fact all the new EV Bike builders have created their own sound based on how they built the motors. I totally expect some silent EV auto's and many will love it, but I also expect some screaming EV performance auto's which plenty of YouTube video's to prove this. For the noise of this Corvette, click around 1:50 if you want to skip all the techno talk. Start at 1:10 to hear this car. They show off the Test Drive as you ride along with passenger David. 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds. you hear everything and nothing. Tesla is very quiet compared to others but the inside of the car and the over all experience is amazing.
  21. Would you buy an Envision or an SRX?

    For some reason, the Buick Envision is not liked as much as people might think. Where I live, there are a LOT of Cadillac SRX models on the lots right now, but only about a dozen (new) Envisions. I have posted a poll to see which CUV you prefer to buy for your next vehicle. Sure, the SRX has been replaced with the XT5 but there are a lot of lightly used SRX model from 2011-15 at very attractive prices. The Envisions top out at $50K while even a 2015 SRX can go for about 35K or less. Please vote and explain your vote in the comments below.
  22. Quoted for Truth and if you hit the Performance button, even more Scampering fun!
  23. Ford News: Ford's Newest Police Vehicle Plugs-In

    It is more likely that FCA will keep the Charger and modify that for police duty even more than they do now. I doubt GM will do much for police CARS. SUVs, on the other hand, GM might compete in. Around here, I have seen some Ford Explorers converted to police duty as Sheriff Department vehicles in the last three years.
  24. My SS AWD Trailblazer has one, it has a Performance Division metal plate on it, underneath is sound deading material plus funky vents that flow air from the top under and out the sides to take away heat. This is not from mine, but the web, you can have GM plastic or there is a company that builds a Carbon Fiber one. I was told by one engineer friend at GM that today's engines use the cover to help with warm up time so it gets off the high emissions of being cold and the engines are designed to deal with the heat better. Interestings thought.
  25. Toyota News: Toyota Prius V To Cease Sales In U.S.

    My stepfather traded in his Prius for a Prius V a couple of years ago, and he really likes it. I am not surprised that the Prius V will no longer be made because it seems everyone wants a crossover these days. A RAV4 hybrid does make a whole lot more sense than a Prius V from a room and comfort perspective, and the same goes for a Highlander hybrid.
  26. Toyota News: Toyota Prius V To Cease Sales In U.S.

    Toyota should just kill off the Prius line and roll it all into their existing products. No reason to have it as they did kill their other line. SImplify and put all the Hybrids and EV's into Toyota and call it a day.
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