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so i heard on the radio...the new promo for the kia dealership in my area is having a...


buy brand new kia...get 1 kia spectre free of charge (13g's)

ridiculous right?

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I've been hearing it quite a bit, too. Desperation is quite powerful, I guess.
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i guess...this must be the last year they'll be in business..then we'll hear about some new car company (daewoo, haha)

but when i first heard this, i thought that was ridiculous

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Yeah, I don't blame you. Where did you hear it, TV, radio, etc?
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LOL i made a topic about the same thing actually like a year ago. Crazy! They must be desperate...

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=20943.0


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wow, my boyfriend's brother totaled his girlfriend's kia rio and they need a new car, that would be a sweet deal.

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I think it's a waste of money, personally. Kia doesn't have a lot of good things going for it. The crash safety scores are laughable at best. I'd say put the money toward something of better build that will last a while.


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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=65712.msg1125920#msg1125920 date=1167488205]
The crash safety scores are laughable at best.[/quote]

ORLY?

the ncap kia rio and kia spectra crash scores are better than the mazda3.

does that mean the mazda3 is shit?

come on, enough with this brand bullshit. judge cars on their technical merits not the badge. you people come off as elitist and stupid as the bmw morons. just because kia doesnt know how to market doesnt mean the cars are junk.

it's as stupid as when jeremy clarkson writes off excellently built, excellent handling cars simply because they carry a "honda" or "mazda" badge.


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Go buy a Kia then. The only thing "elitist" here is someone who can't accept an opinion that isn't his own. What is so elite about a Mazda 3, might I ask?

Kia was once in the news because they performed so badly on crash tests.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...car_tests.html

Perhaps they have since updated their design to try to keep from going under?


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what makes you think kia is 'going under'? kia just opened a $1 billion plant in West Point, Georgia on October 2006. kia is owned by hyundai. none of this would seem to indicate kia is in any danger of 'going under'.

every car maker has had problems with crash tests. eg the mazda mpv, mitsubishi lancer and the nissan sentra all received poor iihs crash test results.

you can't draw conclusions on car companies 'on the verge of going under' based on crash test results.

from the list above (mazda, kia, mitsubishi, nissan) only mitsubishi is on the verge of anything close to 'going under'.


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