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Old 10-27-2000, 10:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation AutoX'ing a Kia Sephia

I put my car in for a one day repair on Wed. Of course it is still in the shop and will probably be there till next week.

The dealership gave me a 95 Kia Sephia (automatic) to drive.

Having missed my first autocross in 8 years last week (rain) and looking forward to this weekend, but being without my car, I CANNOT wait to see how a Kia does on a cone course.

Not much other to say, just venting.

By the way, if you live in the Dallas area, please stay away from Central Subaru.

Drive to Lewisville and rent a car if you need, but don't use these guys. Their service is horrible and they are a very small time dealer.

/em feels better

Matt
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Old 10-27-2000, 12:46 PM   #2
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Haha,
Tell us how the Kia holds up.


The rally edition of the Sportage is just badass.
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Old 10-27-2000, 02:12 PM   #3
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you should Auto-X it.... in reverse. Get crazy turn-in =)

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Old 10-27-2000, 02:27 PM   #4
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Didn't someone have a Kia rental story a while back? It was hysterical...something to the effect of putting sand in absolutely everything and driving the car until it almost burst.

Can you break the 100,000 mile warranty?
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Old 10-27-2000, 02:33 PM   #5
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Put it in reverse while going forward and accelerate. Do this in dirt or on wet surface.
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Old 10-27-2000, 03:35 PM   #6
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I've been at a few autocrosses where people were running rental neons..

also, I've heard of people adding cheap NOS setups to rentals, hiding the tap.. and having a little fun for a day or two..
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Old 10-28-2000, 01:08 AM   #7
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Last weekend I got to autox Kelley's rental automatic Focus and it was a blast. Not so much the car just the fact that it was a rental and you will have no fear trying some really dumb stuff with it I used the handbrake to make it around a pivot cone and floored it while it was really leaned over, that one inside wheel smoked for a good 3-4 seconds.

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Old 10-28-2000, 01:57 AM   #8
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I thought this post was some kind of joke!
But its actually true!

BWAhahahahahaa...

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Old 10-28-2000, 07:01 PM   #9
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You could try all those "neutral drop burnouts" everyone warns a/t drivers against. Neutral, gas pedal to the floor, wait for the engine to start warbling at the limiter. Now slip the little lever into "D" with the handbrake full on, and away you go (or not).

Obviously don't do this more than once or twice or the drivetrain will probably explode.

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Old 10-28-2000, 10:31 PM   #10
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I hate Kias, dealships and rental companies so much, I just can't stop laughing at this one! Give 'er hell! And hey,don't just take these suggestions, make up some of your own, and come back with the results!
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Old 10-29-2000, 03:06 PM   #11
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Matt, everyone on this board wants to know if its a ringer for the class so we can sell our RS's.
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Old 10-30-2000, 06:42 AM   #12
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Sorry to say I didn't even go to the AutoX. It was raining and I was in a poopy mood.

I ended up having a barbeque at my best buddie's house and watching a movie.

But I have been properly mistreating the Kia.
 
Old 10-30-2000, 10:10 AM   #13
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I guess what amazes me most is the local regions don't check for ownership anymore. Used to be if the entrant's name wasn't on the registration, you had to have a signed release from the owner to let you enter the car. Running a rental or a loaner was heavily frowned upon.
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Old 10-30-2000, 10:11 AM   #14
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Heh, my friend brought a rental Sunfire to the last couple of Glen autoxes, & everybody thought that was pretty cool.
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