Although we have only had our Kia Amanti a few months, we love it and are very happy we bought it. The steering is so "light" and easy ... so simple to drive. Feels like a "luxury" car to me, but very affordable. The trunk is huge; very important to me. The interior is roomy, back seat comfy, and very attractive interior. Other reviews say it's slow on take off -- well, I find I must watch my take offs as it seems to really GO! Very easy to glide along on the highway and loose track of your speed. We think it's a beautiful car and so far, no regrets.
Large trunk, comfy seats and back seats, very easy steering, very different looking.
Don't like the analog clock. We don't quite understand why it's not digital, although the leather editions have digital.