2015 Kia K900: It's Not You, It's Me
May 21, 2015
I put a few hundred miles on the long-term 2015 Kia K900 in the past few days and it prompted me to leave the following imaginary note inside the K900.
We've spent the last couple of days together, traveled hundreds of miles and I've had a great time. But I'm writing to say that, well, how can I put this delicately? I don't really see a future with you in my life.
I want to point out that this isn't a reflection on you. You've taken me to the far corners of the county in comfort. You've isolated me from the annoying sounds of the outside world and you have just about every option I'd want. But there's something missing.
I'm looking for a car with a bit more prestige. Some people would call me a badge snob, but I can't help it. I never said I was perfect. You make a great first impression on my friends and family, but they all gasp when they find out how much you cost. I could get a moderately optioned Audi A6 diesel for roughly the same $66K. Sure, I'd give up a few options, some rear legroom and the executive seats, but I'd have the sweet four-ring badge and a better resale value to show for it.
Don't take this personally, K900. There are plenty of people out there who will appreciate the value you can bring them. I'm just not one of them.
I wish you all the best,
Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 14,864 miles