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Old 21 Oct 2018, 13:17 (Ref:3858133)   #1
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Nice new Kia

I was @ Rockingham yesterday for a 'Sprint' meeting and got the chance to drive a Kia Stinger 'GT S' 3.3 T-GDi 365bhp 8-speed auto ISG which is new to the market @ just under £40K.

Got to say I was impressed, accelerated well, stopped well, was smooth and even with 4 adults in the suspension coped perfectly.

As a demonstrator it had all the bells & whistles of course -heated seats front and rear, cold air
blower on front seats, cameras everywhere, heads up speedo etc.

Nice car,

Would I swap my Range Rover for it?

No of course not
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Old 21 Oct 2018, 18:45 (Ref:3858186)   #2
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Old 22 Oct 2018, 09:27 (Ref:3858346)   #3
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It's a Range Rover thing, once bitten etc.

I wouldn't even swap it for the 911 I had @ the start of this century.
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Old 22 Oct 2018, 13:00 (Ref:3858405)   #4
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It's a Range Rover thing, once bitten etc.

I wouldn't even swap it for the 911 I had @ the start of this century.
Judging by my coworkers, it's once bitten...until you drive something German, then you laugh at the those Range Rovers.
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It's a Range Rover thing, once bitten etc.
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And Kia owners aren't entitled to believe they own the road. All of the roads. And every part of all of the roads....

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Judging by my coworkers, it's once bitten...until you drive something German, then you laugh at the those Range Rovers.
Yes, but you have to be careful not to frighten the kiddies in the child seats on the 'offroad' school run.....

Sorry, but I have an overdeveloped dislike of 4x4s, particularly Range Rovers, the majority of which appear to me to be driven by people with molluscs for brains. Present company excepted, of course....
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Old 23 Oct 2018, 22:01 (Ref:3858726)   #6
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Sorry, but I have an overdeveloped dislike of 4x4s, particularly Range Rovers, the majority of which appear to me to be driven by people with molluscs for brains. Present company excepted, of course....
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I agree with you to a large extent. I have an intense dislike of Chelsea Tractors as well, I have no kids and at 59 not likely to, my car is a practical working vehicle not a fashion accessary.

Living in rural Leicestershire come the winter the council don't send people out to clear the 'normal' roads, so you need something to get around in.

It's also handy for my hobby as well, we do a lot of rally radio (Jupiter 11) and have to drive the stages to get to and from position.
On Wales Rally GB last week for example our stage was over 19 miles long and we were on a post best part of in the centre of it, driving at 11pm the course was interesting in the dark, getting off it was even more fun after over 300 cars had ripped the forest apart, certainly couldn't have done it in a 'normal' car.

Yes I enjoyed the Kia, but it wouldn't suit my lifestyle!
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Old 23 Oct 2018, 22:13 (Ref:3858729)   #7
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Well, bearing all of that in mind, you're exactly the kind of person who needs a 4x4....

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Does anyone really pay 40k in her majesty's finest British pounds for a KIA?



The Stinger is here too, but its like something is missing. Sure, you can fry the tyres almost at will if you want to, and it steers okay (feels quite heavy on change of direction actually) and looks kinda okay, til you see the Kia badge..

The soul seems missing somehow...

No thanks..
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Apropos the mention of Range Rovers (and my comments about them), I did rather chortle when I saw this today.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...ntral-45964816

That's two that won't be on the road for a while......
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Old 24 Oct 2018, 15:35 (Ref:3858887)   #10
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Apropos the mention of Range Rovers (and my comments about them), I did rather chortle when I saw this today.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...ntral-45964816

That's two that won't be on the road for a while......
Brilliant, now if I need some spares
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Old 24 Oct 2018, 18:06 (Ref:3858915)   #11
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The Stinger is here too, but its like something is missing. Sure, you can fry the tyres almost at will if you want to, and it steers okay (feels quite heavy on change of direction actually) and looks kinda okay, til you see the Kia badge..

The soul seems missing somehow...

No thanks..
That's because it's a Stinger, not a soul.



To be honest, in terms of soul I wouldn't even count the Range Rover as having a pulse. That to me is completely void of any sort of personality. Of the two, I wouldn't even hesitate in choosing the Stinger.
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Apropos the mention of Range Rovers (and my comments about them), I did rather chortle when I saw this today.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...ntral-45964816

That's two that won't be on the road for a while......
Well they had an RR HighLine, welcome now to the LowLine!
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The Stinger is here too, but its like something is missing. Sure, you can fry the tyres almost at will if you want to, and it steers okay (feels quite heavy on change of direction actually) and looks kinda okay, til you see the Kia badge..

The soul seems missing somehow...

No thanks..
No manual gearbox = no soul.
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