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Category Archives: Kia

Screen Dreams: Automotive Infotainment Systems Part 1


While fumbling with the infotainment features on my Focus, I began to wonder about the long-term sustainability of my car’s primary driver distraction. As an early adopter, my experience with … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

2011-2014 Kia Rio: Beyond Base


While walking around the Columbus Auto Show a few weeks ago I noticed that nearly all the entry level cars had stepped up their game. Once a penalty of being … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

2010-2012 Kia Koup: A C-Segment Coup?


There was a time not long ago when cars made by Kia (and its parent Hyundai) seemed destined for the automotive cut-out bin. The price was low, but so was … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

2011 Kia Optima: A Clone No More


You’d be forgiven if you did not know what a Kia Optima looked like. For years it was merely a clone of Hyundai’s Sonata. In some years it was the … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

2003-2009 Kia Amanti


Life is full of imitations. We see them with mp3 players, handbags and even movies. Americans aren’t used to seeing blatant Chinese style imitations of cars. Sure everyone wants to be … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 · Leave a comment