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Also start stop is awful... 5mph or below engine just dies .. takes a full second to turn back on... who designed this shit?! Has to be turned off every time you start the car, naturally.

Kia completely copied VW gayges... identical to the mk6... :notbad:

Stereo is not bad... even though its the poverty base model, its passable.

Seats are decent...

Steering is fking dead.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:07 pm

:manuel:

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:39 pm
So ... I am sitting in a Starbucks waiting for an irish bar to open... as it is holding my cell phone prisoner from last night.

I am in a rental Kia Sportage, DIESEL :manuel: WAGON! (CUV) As the gods intended...

This has got to be one of the easiest car to drive with a stick... I am sitting on the wrong side of the car... shifting with my left hand... going through 500 year old screens and parking garages where people ram right against my ass when I pull up to get the ticket... No problems... not 1 stall...

But man this thing is pretty gutless as expected and the powerband is extremely short... 2000-3500... redline is 4500 but it sounds like a rattling box of nails above 3500... so :nope:
Gears are extremely easy to find... clutch is super forgiving.. but it almost feels disconnected. Overall really :notbad:

Good luck finding a :manuel: diesel CUV in the states... :lolgasm:

No pics as I don't have my phone yet... i hope these fucks open the bar soon. :oops:

:update: Got my phone... and Starbucks got flagged as SPAM.... couldn't post... :wtf:
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:03 pm

Also I don’t understand people that bitch about :manuel: transmissions in traffic... there are 0 issues. Some traffic here etc if you wanna row it doesn’t fking matter. Don’t be a god damn pussy... I don’t know why but my :manuel: want is super strong...

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No brown no care

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My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?

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I’ve never minded the :manuel: in traffic. I’ve sat in it pretty routinely in LA and SD in heavy traffic and it was never an issue or something I regretted.
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My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Ive used dfd as of recent in deutschland airports without an issue :iono:
I'm a nephew of a :plac:
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max225 wrote:
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My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Dave was just tired of this place.
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max225 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm
My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Ive used dfd as of recent in deutschland airports without an issue :iono:
2 blocks in Ireland ... some bs 3rd party thing pops up ... so odd

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Desertbreh wrote:
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max225 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm
My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Dave was just tired of this place.
Well that’s disappointing

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So I got 39.2 mpg hand calculated, over 300 miles. Which is better than my golf would have done. And this thing is slightly bigger and a whole lot slower. So guess it makes sense.

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Desertbreh wrote:
max225 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm
My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Dave was just tired of this place.
He's too cool to be tired of anything. He just left without a word.

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Desertbreh wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:13 pm
max225 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm
My shit keeps getting blocked in Europe maybe that’s what happened to Dave ?
Dave was just tired of this place.
:(
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 pm
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Ive used dfd as of recent in deutschland airports without an issue :iono:
2 blocks in Ireland ... some bs 3rd party thing pops up ... so odd
I had no issues in Ireland last fall. :iono:
:wap: Where are these mangos?

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So I drove a :manuel:
2017 trd off road
Options?
Blind spot, wireless charging, moon roof

How was it ?
Surprisingly good.

Common complaints:
Not enough headroom-
I was close to the roof but it wasn’t bad, and the new ones should be even better due to lower seat + no moonroof.

Bad brakes-
Def not an issue, front dove a bit, but overall better than JK and JL. But perhaps not as good as an FJ but close.

What did I like ?
Driving position is excellent
Room is pretty decent front and back, not cavernous but decent.
Ride was excellent, absorbed everything super well. And didn’t have a “Jeep” shimmy through the cabin after larger bumps.
Interior was quiet, very quiet almost no tire/road noise
Steering was very decent and not vague especially for an suv/truk

What didn’t I like ?
Seat bottoms seem a little short
The shifter sort of shakes a bit when you go over uneven pavement, the shifter is fugly too.
The bed seems rather short/small (5’)er

Didn’t have that much power, but it was ok for what it was. I can’t say this was a pos slow ass garbage :truk:

I can certainly see why people love these. Great utility vehicle.

I have nearly nothing to complain about ... nothing major...

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:57 am

Yep, they're good vehicles. I do want one. Have for a while. I don't know why everyone hates the driving position of these, it's really just like sitting in a sedan or small car.

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Yep, they're good vehicles. I do want one. Have for a while. I don't know why everyone hates the driving position of these, it's really just like sitting in a sedan or small car.
Far easier for tall guys to get in and out, and you don’t feel dwarfed by the rest of the assholes on the road. :manuel: keeps you engaged.

:notsure: who anyone is ... I know AMR Detroit hates the headroom but it was no worse in the JL Which wasn’t that great in terms of that

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max225 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:09 am
Johnny_P wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:57 am
Yep, they're good vehicles. I do want one. Have for a while. I don't know why everyone hates the driving position of these, it's really just like sitting in a sedan or small car.
Far easier for tall guys to get in and out, and you don’t feel dwarfed by the rest of the assholes on the road. :manuel: keeps you engaged.

:notsure: who anyone is ... I know AMR Detroit hates the headroom but it was no worse in the JL Which wasn’t that great in terms of that
I find them really cramped feeling inside.... I also have a really long torso, I am 6'2" with only a 32" inseam. So it could be the headroom issue as my torso is probably as long as Chris's despite not being as tall. My head touches the ceiling in :tits: Fusion which is really my only complaint with that car but I can't quite ever get comfy in there, which is asinine considering I owned an NA Miata.

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:29 pm

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This is yuge ...

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This is yuge ...
Are you going to :doit: ? Join the :truk: Brigade? :truckyeah:

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This is yuge ...
Are you going to :doit: ? Join the :truk: Brigade? :truckyeah:
I’m seriously considering it... but kind of hovering due to corona panic.

Also it seems like the taco won’t have led headlights in the spec I want. but it has led fog lights. Also I think crawl control is for automatic only which is also :disappoint:

I have 100% no use for it or need. I don’t tow, I don’t need the bed 99.9% and I would much prefer an suv, but frankly this makes more sense with decent resale, up front pricing in case I change my mind which I’m sure I will. I also prefer the styling of the taco to the base 4runners and it is about 10k cheaper.

So :doit: and light almost 40k in cash on fire or invest it in the market and take that gamble ...

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This is yuge ...
LWB frontier was a barge for turning. Taco was a lot more maneuverable.

This or a JL?

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:51 pm
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This is yuge ...
LWB frontier was a barge for turning. Taco was a lot more maneuverable.

This or a JL?
So... I sort of want to draw a lot of comparisons but it will ruffle some feathers 🥴

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LWB frontier was a barge for turning. Taco was a lot more maneuverable.

This or a JL?
So... I sort of want to draw a lot of comparisons but it will ruffle some feathers 🥴
Why? Because the taco is better for everything except rock crawling?

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