Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

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    Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Today we look at a pair of sedans, the Kia Amanti and the Pontiac G8. Kia has positioned the Amanti as an affordable luxury car, while Pontiac bills the G8 as a performance machine. Both are worthy entrants in the sedan segment. Here’s our breakdown:

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    thats a weird comparo why would they compare a sporty car like the G8 versus the Amanti which has luxury rather than sportiness in mind?. It would have made more sense if they compared the G8 to an Altima or some other car in its segment
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    i think it's another bias report, who actually buy that Kia Amanti? If u compare it with Hyundai Genesis I wouldn't surprise.
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Purely subjective garbage going on in this review. Impala LTZ/LaCrosse CXL or Lucerne CXL V-6 would have beenm a better comparison. Can't wait for the Ford Econoline/ BMW 5 series comparison.
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    This comparo isn't as bad as it seems, yes one is more aimed at performance and the other is more aimed at luxury.

    I think that the G8 V-6 should be replaced by the 3.0L DI V-6 making 270BHP and the 5 speed replaced by a 6 speed and maybe give it like a V-6 sport package.

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    I would cross shop a Chery with the G8 before ever giving consideration to a Kia...

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    WTF is that thing? Thank the almighty [insert favourite deity here] that it doesn't come to our shores. On the up side, Mercedes E-Class owners now have somewhere to go for cheap headlight replacements.

    **** review, but valid points. Except for head room. When he says tall is he referring to people over 7 foot? I fit no problem @6'6". In fact i have room to spare. Perhaps he wasn't aware that you can actually adjust teh seat up and down.
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    WTF is that thing? Thank the almighty [insert favourite deity here] that it doesn't come to our shores.
    The antipodes are spared. Kia doesn't build right-hooked Opirus/Amantis.

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Kia - LOL

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    WOW is that a stupid comparison.

    Next up lets compare a Kia Rio to a Ferarri ....

    Winner: Kia Rio because its cheaper, uses less gas and has 4 doors. It doesnt matter that they are not in the same class and the winner will depend on what you what in a car, the Rio is a better car because I said so.

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    OK, this Rob Douthit (sounds made up) thinks that the Kia out performs the G8 Did he notice one is FWD and the other is RWD? I want him to define Performance, because right now I'm under the impression that his definition of performance probably is which car is a little peppier. "Curves, what are those?" That article is what happens when a news paper doesn't have an automotive journalist and they get one of the sports reportrs to drive a couple of cars. G8 matches or beats the KIA in every category except comfort so this guys gives the KIA the hands down win? What an idiot. Oh and don't forget the one he tested was $4000 more than the G8, but guess what, if you decontent the KIA all the way down to nothting but the stability control, it's $2000 cheaper. The more I read it, the more I think he's mentally handicapped.
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    I hope they compare a Mustang and the NEW G3 soon!
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Quote Originally Posted by civilzues View Post
    I hope they compare a Mustang and the NEW G3 soon!
    or a comparo of the dodge challenger and the smart fortwo
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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    Quick, someone email him and tell him that the G8 is imported too!

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    Re: Bizarre Comparo: Pontiac G8 loses to Kia Amanti

    It's not completely infathomable that a person shoping in this size/price class wouldn't look at both vehicles.

    This isn't on the same level as a Challenger v. a Smart, or Kia v. Ferrari. This is about a mid-priced, mid-sized+, V6-powered four-door sedan vs. a mid-priced, mid-sized+, V6-powered four-door sedan. It's not beyond the realm of comprehension, guys.

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