Got the car a week ago, have noticed that as it gets colder the ride gets stiffer. I did not like the plastic gas filler cover on a car at this price. Car handles well even with summer tires on icy roads. the ESP and ABS systems keep the car on track when accelerating or breaking, as I passed numerous vehicles in the ditch on their sides. Quality of fuel makes a considerable difference in fuel mileage.
Car is very quiet and has a smooth ride, the ESP system works great and heater starts warming the car in less than 1/2 a mile at -15f.
Lower the price of extra rims, $1,700.00 is a bit much, replace plastic gas filler cover with a metal one, include remote start, Have a display on the radio for frequency, volume, etc. if the 4" lcd ever quits then you have no reference for the radio.
Just got car today, 94 mile drive home averaged 24.1 mpg at 65mph, temp outside - 24. Roads very icy, car drove excellent, stayed on track and stayed comfortable temp inside. Did not feel ice lumps on the road and didn't hear much road noise.
Smooth quiet ride, good heater, handles well, ESP system is great.
I have purchased several luxury automobiles over the years and almost always had problems that needed immediate attention within the first few weeks of ownership. With the Kia Amanti I have had zero problems during the first several months. My Daughter also purchased a Kia Amanti and has had no problems during the first year.
Interior and exterior of car is great. Gas mileage is very good and have had many people stop me and inquire about the car.
Now this is what I’d call love at first sight! This is a true dream car; we love it, so smooth, quite and comfortable. We had no intention of buying a car, but after a test drive, we were sold. I think the gas mileage is great at 27.8 highway; local driving, not so good. But overall, huge trunk space and a wonderful sound system, good acceleration, back seat ride, and those heated seats, wow! This is a great car for the money.
Great looks, ride, sound system, seat controls on door panel, heated seats, mirrors that lower as you back the car, so many great features.
The KIA Amanti is a well built car. The ride is very smooth and quite. Handling and visibility is excellent. Interior is roomy and comfortable. Sound system is superior (Infinity} with cassette and 6 cd changer. It is equipped with many options found in cars costing much more. Started out to buy a Chrysler 300 and test drove the KIA Amanti and was very impressed with it.
Auto stick shift transmission is a nice feature. Also radio and cruise controls on steering wheel are great.
It would be a plus to add automatic door locks and a compass.
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