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Interesting Discoveries Thread (Good or Bad)

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by corradoMR2, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. corradoMR2

    corradoMR2 Canada Active Member

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    A test drive will only provide you with a limited amount of time with the car. As one then owns the car, discoveries on features, details, and experiences surface.

    Post your discoveries that surprised you in this thread, the great or not so great ones.

    I will kick it off with the fabric-based wind deflector I was pleasantly surprised to see since not even my current RX has it. Very nice detail! :thumbup: Of course, not to mention the power sunshade, again not in any Lexus/Audi I've owned.

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  2. Kazz

    Kazz United States 1000 Posts Club! Texas Stinger Swarm

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    Adaptive cruise control cannot be switched off to act as old-fashioned cruise control (unfortunately).

    Also, if you turn off traction control, adaptive cruise will not activate.
     
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  3. oxide365

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    not really interesting, but while driving it tells me to take a break and shows a coffee cup icon.
     
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  4. CO-bound

    CO-bound United States Member

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    A few I've come across:
    If you open the door and take off your seatbelt with it in gear, it automatically shifts to park.

    If you're low on gas, a pop-up appears on the nav screen asking if you want to search for gas stations.

    The panic horn is hilarious; sounds like something off a kid's toy car.
     
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  5. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    I think this must be a common thing, as my wife's Toyota behaves like that too. Shame too, I'd prefer the choice.
     
  6. AnyVare

    AnyVare United States Active Member

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    The Stingers horn is a joke, and deserves to be the first upgrade. I know KIA's cycling parts to save costs, but the Stinger should not sound like toy.
     
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  7. TomTom26

    TomTom26 Switzerland Member

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    It can...
    Push the distance change button long to change from acc to cc and back.
     
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  8. Gdank

    Gdank United Kingdom Active Member

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    +1 Correct.

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    I wish people would read the manual before throwing into the glove box, never to be seen again! :p
     
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  9. Euljiro1ga

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    This may be very trivial to most - the Stinger is my first car with a speed limiter function. The opposite of cruise control - set a limit, no matter how naughty your right foot gets, no speeding tickets! I actually find the limiter more useful than the cruise, lol. I don't have smart cruise control by the way.

    I don't know if this is just me, but for example, set the limiter to 100kph and on eco mode. It feels like I get better fuel consumption than using the cruise control. Plus, before I moved to Korea, I got speeding tickets from almost all countries in continental Europe. This is such a heaven-sent.
     
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  10. Waynerm002

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    This feature has been in my Optima for the 2014 and current gen. Can’t remember if the 2012 has it but I think it did. The powered sunshade was also on those cars as well, probably due to it being a panoramic roof.
     
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  11. Kazz

    Kazz United States 1000 Posts Club! Texas Stinger Swarm

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    I'll quickly admit to not having read the manual. But I've also held that button with no change. I'll keep trying. Thanks for the heads-up.
     
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  12. Fergalis

    Fergalis New Zealand Member

    We know what model parts bin the horn came from...

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  13. corradoMR2

    corradoMR2 Canada Active Member

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    A nice discovery regarding attention to detail. Take a closeup look at the headlights on the carbon fiber motif, mirrors, individual led blinker lights, and headlamp hooded casing which rotates. Very complex and impressive! :geek:

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  14. Plainolmoo

    Plainolmoo United States Active Member

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    If you lay your rear seats down, the seatbelts WILL leave marks on the face of the seats. No matter how well you tuck them down. I learned this the hard way recently. I'll use something to pad that area in the future.
     
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  15. bscheur

    bscheur United States New Member

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    That sounds awful. Have a photo to show what you mean? Will be carrying lots of hockey gear in the back... may need to carry a towel in the car at all times if that is the case.
     
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  16. Plainolmoo

    Plainolmoo United States Active Member

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    :mad::mad::mad:
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  17. Falaris

    Falaris United States Active Member Sustaining Member +

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    Ouch that is good to know! Thanks!

    -Fal
     
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  18. voon

    voon Switzerland Stinger Enthusiast

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    Reminds me of the mark in leather we had in some other thread ... I'm a bit worried about that surface quality atm.
     
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    Welcome aboard, @bscheur! Thank you for signing up...

    So... Does the indentation in the leather go away after some time? I hope so...
     
  20. Plainolmoo

    Plainolmoo United States Active Member

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    Not really. If you look at my photo you'll see a few lighter marks that were a bit worse than they are now. That big ugly one remains. This damage occurred 3 days ago.
     
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