Thread: 2021 Kia Optima
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:44 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BeepBoop View Post
I never understood why they bothered making a stinger instead of just a hot optima. It seems it was just to be able to attach a higher price tag, which (around here at least) has only caused all the ones our local dealership to languish. No one is dropping 50k for a "sporty" kia.
I was talking to the sales manager at one of my local Kia dealers just this past weekend. They have two Stinger GT2s on the lot that have been there a year. One's AWD and one RWD.

That dealer is part of a half-dozen owned by the same group, and he said Stinger sales tend to be regional. Some dealers sell a lot of them. Some sell very few.

Then he tried to sell me one. I did drive the AWD one - great drive, but I don't need all that power, especially not for $780/month.

I've been hoping they'll bring the Stinger drivetrain to the Cadenza line, but it would make a good addition to the Optima line as well (maybe detuned slightly).
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