Wasn't too long ago, Kia was a bad joke, later Hyundai was introduced, new marketing and engineers attempted to change all this to gain a stronger market share.
Built two new plants in Alabama, body and engines are built there, steel is galvanized, regardless of what you buy up here, will be a pile of rust up here.
One problem in the entire state of Wisconsin, only have a total of 7 dealerships, closest to me is 37 miles, got them all to due a competitive bid for the lowest price. The one closest to me finally came down to the lowest price. But I sure good tell the quality difference between they Hyundai/Kia compared to other vehicles.
How about getting the Infinity sound system, improved rear end, factory GPS, electrically heated vented seats, power lumbar, a sunroof for a thousand bucks. Finally went back to a radiator cap, and all new neoprene coolant hose with clamps on them, others are using plastic. Double weather strip on all the doors, even door sill plates, others are painted. Just a host of these little things.
Did lie about 38 mpg on the highway, more like 50, can put up with a lie like this. Bugs on the paint with other vehicles required a clay bar and elbow grease, on this thing, a hose gets most of them off, rag for the tougher one.
Had four loose screws, four on the door handles, one on the negative battery cable terminal, outside of this, perfect.