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Hi all, I’m new to this forum. I’m sorry if this has been asked but, I found a really good deal on a beautiful k900 but where I am located there aren’t any k900 authorized dealerships. If I had a warranty problem, the closest one is around 2 hours away. Would Kia pick my car up from my house and give a loaner or tow my vehicle, or would I have to drive there to get it serviced?
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Hi all, Iím new to this forum. Iím sorry if this has been asked but, I found a really good deal on a beautiful k900 but where I am located there arenít any k900 authorized dealerships. If I had a warranty problem, the closest one is around 2 hours away. Would Kia pick my car up from my house and give a loaner or tow my vehicle, or would I have to drive there to get it serviced?
I would ask your local dealer what they are authorized to do. KIA probably initially limited authorized dealers to the more ascetically pleasing ones with the thought that K900 owners would be expecting a better experience. Also It is probably a factor of having a KIA master mechanic on staff who has taken some sort of K900 orientation classes. However, now that most of the K900 niceties have been cross pollinated across the KIA brand and there are so few K900's floating around, there is no reason you can't get an oil change or basic service at the same dealer that can service a Telluride or Stinger. If you need a complicated warranty thing that your local dealer is scared of, drive the two hours.


Side note, my local dealer is an authorized dealer, however the cars turning radius is so big they have to plan ahead when pulling my car in.


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Ok, thank you. I'm also wondering why a 2019 with only like 15,000 miles on it is like 20-30,000 dollars off. I've never test drove one either so I'd have to go to the closest dealership to test drive a 2020. Are there major changes from 19 to a 20?
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Usually KIA will pickup for no more than 50 miles. If dealership gives you a deal on pickup, make sure you have it in writting
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Ok, thank you. I'm also wondering why a 2019 with only like 15,000 miles on it is like 20-30,000 dollars off. I've never test drove one either so I'd have to go to the closest dealership to test drive a 2020. Are there major changes from 19 to a 20?

The changes from 19 to 20 are incredibly minor, I believe they added a new shade of gray, moved the AWD badge to the back and probably included a firmware update in the background. The reason for the $20K off is due to the notoriously poor resale value associated with KIAs. Also, KIA only managed to sale less than 400 of these total last year, some sat on the showroom floor for almost the whole year. There is nothing wrong with the car, KIA has just opted to make put no advertising dollars behind it. I think they decided to push it the US market, "just because they could". As stated on every YouTube review, every car magazine who have touched it, and probably every member of this forum. "sure the S-Class/LS/7 Series/and A8 have the brand cachet and are marginally better cars in most respects, however not the $30K-50K deferential better". If I wreck mine today, I would go right back out and get another
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I have a 2015 VIP V8 K900 with 77K miles. I get my oil changes at an independent shop. The authorized dealer screws up more than they fix. But I love my car and intend to keep it.
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I hate going to the dealer. The assumption is that you'll get reliable service there, but they always try to talk me into air filters, cabin filters, brake pads, etc. I take mine to independent service stations.

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The unauthorized dealers in my area will do nothing more than an oil change and that is because the generation two K900 shares the same powertrain as the Stinger GT. They will not touch the V8. I'm fairly lucky I have one authorized dealer about 12 miles away and another about 25 miles.
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Ok, thank you. I'm also wondering why a 2019 with only like 15,000 miles on it is like 20-30,000 dollars off. I've never test drove one either so I'd have to go to the closest dealership to test drive a 2020. Are there major changes from 19 to a 20?
Hey what was the outcome..? Did you grab the 19’ or 20’? Keep us informed about dealers feedback on the warranty/service work locally and as stated GET IT IN WRITING...!
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