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The Official Stinger Feature Wishlist

Discussion in 'Open Letters to Kia Motors' started by MikeyCanuck, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. MikeyCanuck

    MikeyCanuck Canada Active Member

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    I've had my Stinger for over 9 months now and I still smile when I drive it! However, no car is perfect... This thread is for listing our desired features that are missing on our beloved GT. Try to keep each post to a single feature wish or change and please agree or disagree with those that you see! Maybe Kia will listen!
     
  2. MikeyCanuck

    MikeyCanuck Canada Active Member

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    I would like the lane keep button to toggle through the modes as you push it instead of having to set your desired mode while you are parked! So it would be Off -> Standard LKA (Lane Keep Assist) -> Active LKA (Lane Keep Assist)... simple!
     
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  3. Allmanb

    Allmanb United States Member

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    It would be nice to disable to auto brights for the headlights. Mine like to flash people sometimes and pushing it forward twice to bypass it gets annoying
     
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  4. Ruturaj

    Ruturaj India Active Member

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    Nice to have remote and HVAC control from the phone for the USA as rest of the world.
     
  5. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    Not really a Stinger thing, per se: but the stereo will not play seamless tacks without inserting a c. half to one second pause between tracks. So music I've been listening to for decades now has pauses where none have ever been. Grrr!

    Stinger related: I would like the drive mode to stay where I used it last when I start up next time.

    I would like to see how much of the power is going to the front and rear wheels displayed with the drive mode. Or even have it a selection (probably redundant though, since the drive modes include power to front and rear already).

    I can probably think of more later.
     
  6. Socalstinga

    Socalstinga United States Active Member

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    I would like to be able to lock my damn door from outside while the car is running... my MBZ and G37 both can lock from outside w/ the engine running so long as the key isn’t inside the car
     
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  7. tofu

    tofu Canada Active Member

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    Honestly all just nitpicks, but:
    • LTE instead of 3G for UVO
    • Decoupled firmware updates from map updates
    • Touch sensors instead of buttons on doors for lock/unlock
    • Soft padding by knees
    • Better looking steering wheel airbag plastic cover / bottom shiny black plastic part
    • Grocery bag hooks in the trunk
    • Nicer infotainment UI?
     
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  8. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    Add: ISG (Idle Stop and Go) in the default DISABLED position, instead of having to turn it off every time you start up.
     
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  9. Stingkia

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    Make the ISG (Idle Stop and Go) default mode off. What a pain to have to always manually depress ISG (Idle Stop and Go) to off every time you drive.
    Hoping someone will come up with a fix for this.
     
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  10. haveyoumetcp

    haveyoumetcp United States New Member

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    Won't try to mention previous items. I've only had my Stinger for 2 weeks, so here's some initial thoughts.
    • All windows had auto up/down
    • Keyless entry on all 4 doors (with just a touch and not a button)
    • Better looking engine cover (Turbo? haha. At least do Twin Turbo or 3.3TT)
    • Ability to fold down rear headsets to have better rear view visibility
    • Mesh inserts in the brake air ducts to not potentially have rock chips on door
    • Map/firmware updates via WiFi
    • Hold unlock button on remote to roll windows down/hold lock button on remote to roll windows up
    • Customizable RPM for launch control
     
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  11. NickUK

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    auto hold on as standard
    slightly less bright screen at night (especially when changing radio station or adjusting the climate control)
    design the trunk lid better - when opening the trunk after it's been raining, the water drips slightly inside onto your luggage
     
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  12. AV8R

    AV8R Australia 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Authorized Vendor Moderator

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  14. Metalmania82

    Metalmania82 United States Active Member

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    -Bigger screen, left to right. The one in the GT reminds me of the first iPads with a case. Small screen, big bulky packaging.
    -Less wheel gap
    -Wider wheels on the GT, at least a 235 all around
     
  15. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    Water only drips onto my bumper, unless there is a breeze at your back, of course. I don't see how a redesign would solve this unless the trunk lid didn't open as far, which would of course produce worse problems by getting in the way.
     
  16. MerlintheMad

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    Tougher paint. The thickness isn't the problem.
     
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  17. Stingkia

    Stingkia United States Member

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    I absolutely HATE the idle/stop/go feature. You have to remember to defeat it every time you start the car. Kia should make OFF the default position with ISG (Idle Stop and Go).
     
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  18. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    With wired Car-Play, the gaps are gone! I hate having to plug in but am happy to not have the gaps again.

    Will never happen (in the US), EPA rules. Someone did find that if you wedge something in to keep the button down, it will stay off. Also if you have less pressure on the brake pedal as you stop, if won't trigger. Personally, I hated it on my ex's car and a colleagues SUV, but find it very unobtrusive on the Stinger. I rarely turn it off.

    I too wish the screen and dash could be dimmer.

    You can "program" the hatch opening height, if you don't need all that room, that helps.
     
  19. Ucinn

    Ucinn United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member

    There is a brightness adjustment for the display.
     
  20. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    That has nothing to do with listening to USB drive sourced files, though, is that right? There is never going to be a way to get the gaps gone while listening to my ripped CDs on USB.
     
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