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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-31-2016, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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I was excitied about the new Kia Niro :(

With my first post on this forum I talks about my excitement about the new Kia Niro. That excitement has sadly turned to disappointment. With more news coming out about prices it looks like Kia will price the Niro too high for me. I still like the Niro but was hoping to get into a midrange model for less then what the base model will be selling for. $28,000 to well over $35,000 is just too much for a daily driver I am going to beat the **** out of. I think Kia is screwing up pricing the Niro higher then the Prius.
Now I'm stuck on what to buy, I wanted to get something this winter or spring. Trying to stay away from Chevy (Cruz Hatchback). The Civic HB is going to be too ugly and they are not going to redo the Honda Fit until 2018. Sorry Kia unless the prices are lower I am out.
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Possibly wait a little and buy one used maybe ? or even a demo model that they could have ??
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What's your budget for a new car?
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Would you consider the Honda HRV? That to me seems like a great option for someone who was originally interested in the Niro.

Fortunately those HRV's have been out for a while now, so there's a good chance you can test drive one.
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post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-19-2016, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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I was hoping to get into something nice in the less then $28,000 range. I can get a nice Prius for less than that.
The H-RV doesn't get the MPG's I want or need, besides they only sell the AWD around here.
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I'm not too fond of the Prius but if it'll be purposeful for your travels, it'll work out. What about the Ioniq that's coming out ?
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I will be looking at the Ioniq and waiting on the Cruze hatchback also. Cruze rated at 42 mpg highway for mid 20's. It's not worth $10,000 more to gain 8mpg with a Niro.
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I will be looking at the Ioniq and waiting on the Cruze hatchback also. Cruze rated at 42 mpg highway for mid 20's. It's not worth $10,000 more to gain 8mpg with a Niro.
Good choice.
I think Hyundai also has plans to do fleet programs for some car sharing companies and some transportation companies like Uber, so there's a good chance parts for the Ioniq will be cheap enough, even on a aftermarket OEM spec level. Another way to benefit. Keep us posted.
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Never thought of price per mpg actually.. that's a good way to look at this as well. Hyundai was teaming up with Lyft if I remember correctly ?
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I am always thinking about price/mpg. When I was looking at a used Chevy Volt I ran figures until I was blind but the figures just don't work for me. If I could plug it in at work for free I would be golden.

Something else I noticed about the Niro the back seats don't fold flat.
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