2008 KIA AMANTI

Used Sedan - 2008 Kia Amanti in Tampa, Fl

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    About This 2008 Kia Amanti 
    Vehicle Location:
    Tampa, Fl
    Year:
    2008
    Make:
    Kia
    Model:
    Amanti
    Price:
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    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    68,251
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Exterior Color:
     Beige (Tan)
    Interior Color:
     Beige (Tan)
    Engine:
    3.8L V6
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Drivetrain:
    Front Wheel Drive
    Fuel Type:
    Gasoline
    Doors:
    Four Door
    Stock Number:
    A37761
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    17
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    24
    Combined MPG: 20
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $118.13*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Located at Bond Auto Sales - North Tampa in Tampa, Fl.  Call Bond Auto Sales - North Tampa today at 813-932-2851 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Am/fm Stereo
    • Cassette Player
    • Cd Player
    • Wheels-aluminum
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Tilt Wheel
    • Brakes-abs-4 Wheel
    • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Tire-pressure Monitoring System
    • Security System
    • Engine Immobilizer/vehicle Anti-theft System
    • Cruise Control
    • Steering Wheel Stereo Controls
    • Steering Wheel-leather Wrapped
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Wipers-variable Speed Intermittent
    • Fog Lights
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Bucket Seats
    • Seat-lumbar-driver
    • Seat-rear Pass-through
    • Cloth Seats
    • Mirrors-pwr Driver
    • Heated Side Mirrors
    • Mirror-electrochromic In-side Rearview
    • Mirrors-vanity-driver
    • Mirrors-vanity-driver Illuminated
    • Mirrors-vanity-passenger
    • Mirrors-vanity-passenger Illuminated
    • Air Bag - Driver
    • Air Bag - Passenger
    • Air Bags - Head
    • Air Bag - Side
    • Air Bag-side-body-rear
    • Air Bag-side-head Only-rear
    • Rear Defrost
    • Air Conditioning
    • Climate Control - Auto
    • Climate Control - Dual
    • Built-in Garage Door Opener
    • Floor Mats-front
    • Reading Lamps-front
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Trunk-emergency Release
    • Power Steering
    • Power Windows
    • Power Door Locks
    • Additional Power Outlet(s)

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    2008 Kia Amanti Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2008 Kia Amanti
    Exceptional value.

     

    Introduction
    The 2008 Kia Amanti is a nice car that delivers exceptional value in its class of larger sedans. The 3.8-liter V6 engine has big, smooth power, the ride quality is near-luxury, and the cabin is whisper-quiet on the road.

     

    Amanti is packed with standard features that the American, European and Japanese manufacturers simply can't offer at such bargain-basement prices, fully exploiting the labor-cost advantage the Korean automaker enjoys relative to its competition.

     

    The Amanti competes with the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, and Buick LaCrosse and Lucerne: a formidable group when it comes to interior package size and value.

     

    Kia crossed into the near-luxury segment when it launched Amanti for 2004. Initially, its upright, vaguely retro-modern look polarized buyers, but a redesign for 2007 has softened the Amanti's styling statement. The 2007 revisions upgraded the V6 engine and suspension and shaved 250 pounds off the curb weight.

     

    The engine delivers strong power when accelerating onto busy freeways. The ride is nice on rough highways and the steering is very light. The suspension is tuned to obtain a smooth ride quality.

     

    The Kia Amanti was launched as a 2007 model in early 2006. There are no changes for 2008.

     

    Lineup
    The 2008 Kia Amanti ($25,495) is offered in one trim level, equipped with a 264-hp V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission.

     

    Standard equipment includes cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, tilt steering column, power seats, power express windows, power heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, power locks, an AM/FM/CD/cassette sound system with eight speakers, a keyless entry system, and fog lights. Standard tires are P225/60R16 on painted alloy wheels.

     

    Options include a Leather Package ($2,500) with leather upholstery (gray or beige), heated seats, memory function for seats and mirrors, Infinity sound system with subwoofer, six-CD changer, and a trip computer with four-inch monitor. Also optional are a sunroof ($900) and an Electronic Stability Package ($500), which consists of electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist. A Premium package ($1,300) is available with black leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, a more deluxe gauge cluster, power-adjustable pedals, and P235/55R17 tires on 17-inch chromed alloy wheels. Pearl White paint ($200) and a trunk mat ($55) are available.

     

    Safety features include front air bags, side air bags for front and rear seats, full-length curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), tire-pressure monitoring, seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, and a LATCH child-seat system.

     

    Walkaround
    Fresh styling sets the current Kia Amanti apart from the 2004-06 models, and it looks contemporary. For 2007, the front and rear styling revised, and it's a much better looking car than the original. It's somewhat reminiscent of the Lincoln Town Car in a smaller scale, with a dose of early-postwar British eccentricity thrown in. The fact that the current model is 251 pounds lighter than its predecessor also counts when it comes to engineering refinement and fuel mileage.

     

    Interior
    Like the exterior, the interior of the Kia Amanti was significantly revised for 2007, trading a kind of Jaguar-meets-Buick look for the currently more fashionable solid-and-massive motif.

     

    The Amanti we drove was a festival of black leather upholstery and solid, functional shapes, with white marking on all the switches, controls, and gauges: a simple, well laid out and very appealing interior scheme with very little crowding of controls. Everything was well placed and easily understood. Everything we touched and used felt like quality, with smooth actions and positive stops on everything that moved.

     

    The cabin is quite roomy front and rear, with plenty of leg and head room for six-footers in the rear, along with separate air conditioning circuitry and a second 12-volt power point. The seats are thick, supportive and nicely coved, front and rear, and the driver's seat has plenty of adjustment range including lumbar support.

     

    There is a 3-D effect to the Premium instrument package that we liked a lot, with a centered gear indicator that switched back and forth between manual and automatic modes. We particularly liked the layout of the buttons on the steering wheel for the cruise control and sound system, beautifully integrated and easy to use.

     

    The Infinity sound system was easy to use, though it was lacking an auxiliary input for digital music players. Music sounded clean and powerful through the system's nine speakers.

     

    Another feature we really liked was the top center digital display screen with trip computer, a large display with large, easy to read markings for time, day, date, temperature, mileage, distance to empty, etc.

     

    A navigation system is not offered, however.

     

    Driving Impression
    The first-generation Kia Amanti was a step up from the Hyundai XG350 upon which it was based, but a step behind the competition in several areas, notably engine performance and refinement. This time around, that has been fixed, in spades.

     

    The 264-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine is competitive with just about everything else in the class in terms of power output, smoothness, and quietness of operation. It sounds virile and healthy when booted or downshifted, and accelerative power is prodigious, even with 3770 pounds to motivate. Yet, in fifth gear overdrive, you can hardly hear it running. The transmission shifted quickly and quietly, and is equipped with a manual-control gate for performance driving.

     

    The EPA classifies the Amanti as a large car, and it is, with 106 cubic feet of interior volume, but the Amanti drives and feels like a smaller, more nimble car overall.

     

    The fully independent suspension handles bumps and potholes nicely. It leans a bit when driven around corners quickly. The power steering assist is related to engine speed, not vehicle speed. We thought it felt a bit on the light side, overboosted and uncommunicative, but it was fine.

     

    The brakes are as powerful and as quick to act as the throttle, which means they're very good and very linear, with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) as backup.


     

    Summary
    The 2008 Kia Amanti is a worthy alternative among family sedans. It's compact on the outside, big on the inside, and it is loaded with standard features and amenities, all at aggressive prices. The engine has big, smooth power; the car is whisper-quiet on the road; and the suspension is near-luxury in its ride quality. Combine all those attributes with a superb warranty, free roadside assistance and the possibility of an honest 24 miles per gallon, and the Amanti is a real contender.

     

    NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Jim McCraw filed this report from Detroit.

     

    Model Lineup
    Kia Amanti ($25,495).

     

    Assembled In
    Hwasung, Korea.

     

    Options As Tested
    Leather Package ($2,500) with leather upholstery, heated memory seats, memory mirrors, Infinity sound system with subwoofer, trip computer and monitor screen; ESC package ($500) with electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist; power sunroof ($900); Premium package ($1,300) with black leather and aluminum interior trim, added gauges, power-adjustable pedals, 17-inch wheels and tires.

     

    Model Tested
    Kia Amanti ($25,495).The Amanti is the flag-ship of the Kia line-up and provides luxury, style and performance in a value conscious package. The Amanti offers numerous amenities in this full-size sedan: dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power driver's seat, one-touch power windows, heated power mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels. It is powered by a 264-hp 3.8-liter V6 and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, eight airbags, active front head restraints and tire pressure monitoring. There is also the option of an electronic stability control system. For 2008, the Amanti is largely a carryover.


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    Bond Auto Sales - North Tampa
     
     

    10500 North Florida Avenue
    Tampa, Fl. 33612

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    Phone:   813-932-2851
    Contact: Chuck Robins


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    10500 North Florida Avenue
    Tampa, Fl. 33612

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