The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

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    The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S
    The Sunday Times Driving
    29 March 2018
    By Jeremy Clarkson



    The Stinger is a very good car. Itís quite hard to climb aboard because the roofline is low but when youíre in, the driving position has that ďhang on a minuteĒ feel that lets you know youíre at the helm of something special.

    Which it is. Thanks to a twin turbocharged 3.3-litre V6, you get 365 horsepowers and that means 0-60 in less than five seconds. But itís not the straight-line oomph that impresses most. Itís the way this car feels as you go about your daily business: special.

    The steering is heavy. I donít mean itíll cause you to smell while parking. I mean, it has a meatiness and somehow you know itís guiding wheels that arenít troubled by the bothersome business of propulsion. Which means it also feels clean and pure and right.

    Iím going to move on to the comfort, which is sublime. I was expecting the ride to shake my eyes out but even in Sport+ nutter mode, it just glides. In the Comfort setting, it doesnít feel like a sports saloon at all. Jaguar should have a careful look at this car to see how itís done.

    The economy is a bit better than you might expect, the equipment levels are higher than youíd imagine, and itís hard really to find fault. Maybe the interior is a bit grey and maybe the exterior isnít quite as handsome as all the other Kias. I especially didnít like the fake bonnet vents. Or how hard it was to see out of the back window.

    But that really is about it. Everything else was either delightful or wonderful or better than I was expecting.
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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    How much did Kia pay him to speak nicely of the car? We all know Clarkson's reality, if its not European, it sucks...

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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How much did Kia pay him to speak nicely of the car? We all know Clarkson's reality, if its not European, it sucks...
    On behalf of KIA and All Things Good, I made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    On behalf of KIA and All Things Good, I made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
    I think the Stinger is an excellent machine, I am not convinced however that Clarkson has suddenly dropped his biases.. 'in the world'

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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I think the Stinger is an excellent machine, I am not convinced however that Clarkson has suddenly dropped his biases.. 'in the world'
    My homeboy Jerr is quite flexible when given certain choices in life!
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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    EJD1984, for member interest here's another Stinger test from the UK perspective:

    Honest John

    Btw this guy's been around a long time; both his site and personal reviews have a depth of credibility imo.
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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How much did Kia pay him to speak nicely of the car? We all know Clarkson's reality,
    Once he said he loved the veyron but he wasn't able to afford it. After that I keep on saying GM should bribe him by buying him a new Bugatti to shut his mouth. Maybe KIA listened to me and there's a new Chiron in his garage already?

    if its not European, it sucks...
    I'll be the first one who will point he loved Ford GT, liked Corvette (read his c7 review) etc. So things are not as black&white as You wrote

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    Re: The Jeremy Clarkson Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT S

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
    Once he said he loved the veyron but he wasn't able to afford it. After that I keep on saying GM should bribe him by buying him a new Bugatti to shut his mouth. Maybe KIA listened to me and there's a new Chiron in his garage already?



    I'll be the first one who will point he loved Ford GT, liked Corvette (read his c7 review) etc. So things are not as black&white as You wrote
    him on BBC top gear was "aimed" at british viewers where as the "NEW" top gear on Amazon IS a LOT more "American" and he has shown a liking to the Raptor F150

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