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Old 27th November 2005, 22:26   #1
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Default Pic : Oddball Kia Opirus spotted

Spotted this oddball Kia Opirus at Nariman Point today. Obviously could be none other than the Consulate car for South Korea. Who else would use this car for private use.




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Old 27th November 2005, 22:50   #2
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I respect their patriotism.
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I respect their patriotism.
It sure must take some thick skin to be seen in THAT! I've see this THING only in Saudi Arabia so far.....its hideous.
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left h drive oh thats strange who would import this, except for the embassy
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Oh, the Kia E class you mean!!! LOL

Look at that piece of %$#^.

And to show it who came first, there's a silver E class lurking in the background.

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cheap cheap!!! man the Kia Amanti looks much better...

but you know what?even though i wouldnt want to be seen in one , Kia cars are not as bad as they look...
they are cheap, very FE and reliable...and they do sell a lot ...
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That reminds of a comment Jeremy made on the Kia.

He mentions something about KIA sponsering a programme, where parents were being encouraged to gather a large group of childeren and walk them to school. Then he goes "I can see why. If I had a car like this, i'd want to walk as well". LOL

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I second nitrous on that. We really don't have much to show for one billion people, except the Reva.

Shouldn't this thread be moved to Shifting Gears, just like the Dodge Neon thread? Considering that this isn't a supercar either?
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I second nitrous on that. We really don't have much to show for one billion people, except the Reva.

Shouldn't this thread be moved to Shifting Gears, just like the Dodge Neon thread? Considering that this isn't a supercar either?
It sure is an Import, but a mindblowingly disgusting one at that.

I see an E-Class, a Lincoln Towncar, and a pile of doggy doo.
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I second nitrous on that. We really don't have much to show for one billion people, except the Reva.
Reva was designed by a Californian company called Amerigon. But we got other TATA and Mahindra products to show.
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Plenty of these in the US
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Easy guys, 'korea' won't be happy to see your comments
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Yes, while saying all that, we ignore the Santro and the NHC!

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Oh boy! Did Hyundai and Kia drink from the same glass before launching Sonata(old) and Opirus?? And "Opirus"....what kinda name is that?? Man this is such travesty!
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Does XG or so called frm Hyundai look a bit like this? Atleast the grill aint like the old sonata type. phew.And any guess abt this cars price?

I like the styling of Kia Rio and their SUV.
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