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Howdy y'all.

Okay I don't really talk like that. I transplanted myself from California to the wonderful state of Texas four years ago.

Last week I bought a 2016 K900 V6 luxury with VIP package. Beige interior and black exterior.

Out of 36 previous cars this is only the second one in black. I would've preferred white but I couldn't pass up the deal. CPO for just over 23,000.

I've only had my butt in the seat for a few hundred miles, but I just love it!

I've been looking for my replacement car for two years.

My last two sedans were a 2011 4.6 V8 Genesis fully loaded, and a 2013 3.8 V6 fully loaded. So I've been driving Korean cars for seven years.

I had a really long list of potential candidates.

I probably drove a dozen different K900s over that time. Of course there were BMWs Jaguars Cadillacs Genesis Equus etc. etc. but I kept coming back to K900.

I've owned seven sports cars, a couple of minivans, a big SUV, and lots of sedans over the last 56 years of driving.

The best sedan suspension ever? The three infiniti first generation Q45s with active suspension that I drove over an 11 year period.

The best handling and responsive sedan? The Pontiac G8 that I only drove for a year because I couldn't stand the road noise.

The most luxurious sedan? The 1995 XJ12 long body.

What I bring forward into the K900 from those that I have had? Just the suspension from the infiniti.

I am thrilled with this car! Given the number of miles I drive each year this car will last me for a very very long time.

Boy howdy I'm proud to be a Texan in honor to be at K900 owner.

Bruce

oh and to some of the other guys on this forum, Semper Fi

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Welcome to the forum from a fellow Marine
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Thanks Gene,

I posted three questions to the general forum. Haven't seen any response yet.

Do you have any ideas about those three questions?

I found that most Marines are much younger than I.

When were you in?

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Welcome to the forum from a fellow black 2016 owner!

Reading your post was almost like reading my own thoughts--I also was looking for a white one, but bought black because the right deal came along. I've had my car about 10 months now, and I continue to be quite pleased with it. No serious issues at all.

BTW, I just recently got a bumper bang from somebody in a parking lot (grrrr!), but I will say this, it's not conspicuous on the black. On a white one, I have a feeling it would really stick out. And the whole car does match in black, with the black roof.

The ride quality is one of the things I do think could be improved. The car was available with air suspension in many markets outside the U.S. and that probably makes a big difference.

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Thank you.

Parking lot idiots. I agree Grrrr

Yes I would think that air suspension would be good too. But I drove a number of Equus and was not impressed.

Continuously damping computer-controlled dampers/shocks would be nice.

So the ride is just what it is. Not bad just not the best.

What can we do?

1. Better tires

2. Maybe poly bushings on the sway bars. But then again I might not improve the ride.

3. Possibly different compression and rebound settings in the shocks.

4. Or just live with what we have and enjoy it. That's probably what I will do.
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4. Or just live with what we have and enjoy it. That's probably what I will do.
Yes! I can plan all kinds of mods, but when it comes to car cost vs. everything else, I tend to say....well, OK it'll do.

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The OEM tires tend to flat spot but in about 6 miles they are back to as good as they get.

Yes they still have a tiny bit of vibration. I think some of the Hankooks are better than others, quality control. I will live with that until it's time to replace them

I think at that time I will either get Bridgestone serenity plus, which may no longer be available by then, or their replacement quiettrack.

When I put serenity's on my 2009 4.6 Genesis sedan it made a tremendous difference in both ride and noise.
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