There's a $35,000 KIA???
Now, I'll grant you that it's a sharp looking car, and it comes with a nice list of amenities.On the other hand, IT'S A FREAKIN' KIA. They're a company that got their start in the US selling cars that were cheaper than Hyundais. Think about that. These are the less-refined versions of the Hyundai. And someone thinks that they can put "leather" interiors in and charge $35K? Good luck to you and the Red Sox, pal.
Especially considering that I can get a Honda Accord hybrid with leather interior and premium sound system for several thousand dollars LESS than the price of that Kia. Comparably sized car, WAY better gas mileage, MUCH better reliability, all for less money? Hmmm. Let me run the math on that: Kia + $3,000 larger price tag = BUY THE DAMN HONDA.
I guess I just don't get it. I'm not impressed by "badge engineering" - one of the touted competitors that the Cadenza is aimed at is the Lexus 350, basically a re-badged Toyota Avalon. Why on earth wouldn't you just get the high-end Avalon rather than the 350? You're going to pay more for a freakin' "L" on the grill? Then again, people throw money away on Cadillac Escalades and Lincoln Navigators, so I guess there's no limit to how quickly a fool and his money are parted...
But $35K for a KIA? Apparently the position of "Fool" pays well...
That is all.