Andy bought this Kia Stinger in 2022 for $47,500 (including all on-road costs). Andy would buy this car again because: “I would buy this car again. To me, it’s basically everything I want in a car, and even more in some areas. My next The car will be the same, just a new model, although I must say I prefer the badging, wheels and taillights of the model, pre-facelift.
I love that basic Kia badge. It makes me smile, brave. That’s a success in my eyes, even if it wasn’t strictly a sales success. Stinger elevated the brand. Raised this badge to a new level along with many eyebrows around the world; Enthusiasts and journalists alike.
knock Knock. who is there This is us, what, and we’re not going to hang around.
By the way, there is something called EV6 in the mail.
Review of Stinger, Part 1: The Honeymoon.
I should mention here that I’ve owned it for just over a month. I can’t be trusted to give the nuts and bolts, hard yard ownership stories.
I can tell you that I needed the headlights adjusted, and the very busy local Kia service department was very nice.
My previous cars have all been older, more utilitarian chariots, not this Nappa-leather-sliding-reception-seats experience.
Upon arriving at the service center, I felt like I had joined the Kia club. *Patricia said her son was a Stinger man and Ceramic Gray was the right choice.
I wouldn’t have been surprised if they fitted me for a smoking jacket and we all hunkered down on the soft upholstery to laugh about the lack of chips and the 98 RON price.
In reality, the workshop might take the boys an hour or two so I was handed the keys to the new carnival and I took my mum down to the beach in this beautiful, floating thing to admire some calamari. High quality chips can be found.
The ownership experience has been fantastic so far.
This car is a family daily driver, with two very happy young children in the back, who cry out for Sport mode on every school run.
I’m not allowed to use profanity in this review and so I can’t properly transcribe myself as I loudly and vocally express my appreciation to the heavens through the sunroof. Is.
Honestly, I waited too long for this. People may laugh at me because it’s not a European supercar, but any enthusiast will slowly, gleefully look around the cabin, clutching the wheel in disbelief and realize it’s finally yours.
I’m trying to come to terms with the inevitable stone chips and long walks in car parks as I try to avoid my fellow man’s swinging doors and surging bumpers as much as possible.
Like walking your new dachshund, people are more than happy to just stop and chat, and I’m enjoying my new, unpaid position as a Kia brand ambassador, meeting fellow car admirers. Am – dealing Ceratos, Stingers and Carnivals like an overzealous. Croupier at Advice Casino
Oh, and I’ve become more invested in Bowden’s own car wash products than anywhere else. I am that man now.
Absolutely stock. Buying used.
My lengthy and embarrassingly deliberate cross-shopping process landed me on the wonderful Mazda 6 wagon, which would remain a dream for a few more years – but then, the ‘dream’ was only going to cost $6000 more. Pursue your dreams and sell some guitars.
I am glad that such a thing is available to me. I love that there is an ‘attainable’ dream car, like the Stinger.
I am practically not interested in Supercars and giant 4WDs. I don’t have the budget for a Porsche Panamera, and I’m not sure I’ll ever have to climb the mountain that would be deciding between an RS6 vs. an AMG E63 S.
It was aimed at me.
The list of features is long, with only a few premium paint color options as far as I know.
If there is someone I can personally thank for not having the ‘options pack’ and ‘subscription’ I would love to know their address.
The front seats are part of a very fun, immersive stereo system, with a subwoofer hidden under both positions. A careless whisper Never felt so good.
Now, add to all that some soft and supportive, sumptuously smelling black Nappa leather, and all sorts of adjustments and indulgences (including a gentle hug from the active bolsters in Sport mode), and you’ve got a recipe for long-lasting happiness. Is.
Would you like heating and ventilation with it? Great, we’ve got you covered.
Being pushed back into those seats by 510Nm of twin-turbo torque won’t get old anytime soon. (Unlike the Dachshund)
Being a sedan, a car in a dual cab and SUV world.
Simply being a low-slung, shark-looking GT car designed to cruise long and fast corners, it makes every drive feel like something. something good.
It’s brutally fast.
That’s all well and good, but speeding fines in Queensland are also brutally expensive.
Acceleration is a wonderful thing when facing deadly convoys and other heavy obstacles on country roads. And no freeway entry ramp will ever be fun again.
Economy depends a lot on how you drive the car: two tons, two turbos, and six cylinders rocking.
My wife, for example, cruises happily in Eco mode, sipping with gentle acceleration.
We live in a hilly area which is generally difficult for cars, either accelerating uphill or constantly heavy braking. A powerful car with superb handling and epic brakes is exactly what we needed.
I was expecting hefty fuel bills when I bought the car, and I average 10.5 liters per 100km, which works for me.
What doesn’t he have?
Surrounded by a 360 parking camera and my colorful friends like safety tech and driver assistance, I wonder what more I could want…
Well, some people really respond to a huge digital display behind the wheel, complemented by a huge digital display in the center of the dash. We don’t have that here, with a more classic looking instrument cluster and small/medium on-dash infotainment tablet. Muscle car style.
I’ve never felt less informed by a car. As I have never used a g-force meter. Maybe I should get out more.
It doesn’t have wireless Apple CarPlay, which is the only real fault I can put my finger on. It has a small charging pad for your phone complete with a small hidden roof, so minimal and clean, forever scarred by a USB lead dangling from a teenager’s leg. Is.
My favorite tech is driver-based.
The 360-degree cameras are brilliant and easy to flip through the views as this CX-9 tall saloon maneuvers around the daycare car park.
Equally useful are the rear cross-traffic alerts, with a small warning beacon that can spot oncoming traffic as I back my glorious, Coke-bottle-inspired rear end into the danger zone of oncoming lunatics.
The head-up display is clear and helps keep track of ever-increasing speeds, but also integrates blind-spot warnings and, more importantly, maps directions in concert with the infotainment display as a A small team is interested in getting me. Safely where I want to go.
The digital radio icon is a Gibson Explorer electric guitar, which is my spirit animal and makes me smile when I look at it.
It starts with sliding reception seats. I love this feature, it’s a little reward for swiping into the car instead of having to enter your SUV at hip level or higher.
There are two user memory settings for locking the seemingly infinitely electrically adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel. My driving position is exceptionally comfortable even on very long drives and it’s easy to add some side bolstering if corners are called for.
You feel planted on the road, the car is heavy and low and doesn’t lurch around corners looking for belly rubs, minding its own business and stability control if you push those rear wheels too far. work with
Interestingly, the off button for such ranges is normally in the right position of the gear lever and results in hilariously easy-to-control tire destruction.
The adaptive suspension has two settings, Comfort and Perfect Roads (Sports mode).
Perfect Roads are very tough and best suited to racetracks or roads that are nowhere near a poor or complacent council. I believe they have overseas.
Comfort is where it’s at most of the time, and feels nice and solid, though still a bit firm – allowing for those wonderful driving dynamics.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t occasionally wish for Super Cloud Lux mode on some of our more rugged levels.
I’ve thought about raising the tire profile for more comfort, but that would be like fixing Kirsten Dunst’s teeth – she’s beautiful just the way she is.
Seriously though, the Kia Cerato GT is the best value car on the road, and have you ever considered a minivan that looks like a badass SUV, and drives like a cushioned limousine? Well, do I have a story for you?