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Thinking of purchasing/financing a car that may be discontinued? (KIA Stinger)

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Nov 12, 2010
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Thinking of purchasing/financing a car that may be discontinued? (KIA Stinger)

Hi,

So I am seriously considering purchasing/financing a 2022 KIA Stinger this year but there have been rumors that it may be discontinued by next year. So I do have a couple questions regarding a car that will be discontinued:

What happens if you need a part to fix the car but the cars discontinued?
Will the repair be unfixable or if not will the repair cost a lot more since parts are more scarce now for a discontinued car?
And lastly would you guys purchase/finance a car that very well may be discontinued in the not to distant future?

Thanks!
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May 23, 2009
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The model (Stinger) being discontinued is different from the brand (Kia) going belly up.

It is no different like when a new redesigned model is launched by Kia or any other car brand. The old model gets discontinued but Parts availability for the older generation will continue both through Kia, their OEMs and aftermarket even after the warranty period.
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Mar 31, 2011
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Cambridge, ON
10 years supply must be maintained by the manufacturer after model ceases to be sold.
Buying things you don't need is what RFD is all about.
Deal Expert
Mar 23, 2004
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RedBlaze wrote: What happens if you need a part to fix the car but the cars discontinued?
You get the part and fix the car.
RedBlaze wrote: Will the repair be unfixable or if not will the repair cost a lot more since parts are more scarce now for a discontinued car?
No. Would be very unlikely for mechanical parts at least. For body/trim parts, yeah they might disappear but then you could get used/yard parts.
RedBlaze wrote: And lastly would you guys purchase/finance a car that very well may be discontinued in the not to distant future?
Sure, and with a name like "RedBlaze" it seems like buying a Hyundai/Kia is right up your alley :lol:

j/k :D
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Aug 29, 2011
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I bought a Pontiac G8 the year GM killed off the division. I had no problem getting parts though they were sometimes expensive because the car was technically a Holden Commodore and were unique to GM Australia.
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Jan 17, 2009
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It's not really an issue as KIA is in no danger of going out of business.

I didn't purchase the Stinger for other reasons. It no longer being produced would actually be on the plus side for me, would help with resale value which KIA is HORRIBLE at.
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Oct 21, 2006
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resale will go down the toilet... it is going from bad (kia) to worse (discontinued kia)
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Dec 21, 2013
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As others have said you won’t have any issue with parts.

Depreciation/resale will likely be your biggest challenge. Might be an opportunity to see if you can score a great lease with the option to own it afterward or walk away if the car is not what you want.
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Apr 5, 2016
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I don't think the Stinger will get a resale hit as bad as its regular cars. It may even help when it's discontinued. It's the last of its breed and later on when people regret not buying these cars, will boost up its price.

Don't worry about parts. It's engine is shared with existing Genesis cars so you'll always have the important parts available.
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Aug 21, 2020
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Blustreak wrote: 10 years supply must be maintained by the manufacturer after model ceases to be sold.
Myth. No such law exists
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Aug 20, 2011
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Lease it for 5 years and decide after 5 years if you want to keep it
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Mar 21, 2010
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mrweather wrote: I bought a Pontiac G8 the year GM killed off the division. I had no problem getting parts though they were sometimes expensive because the car was technically a Holden Commodore and were unique to GM Australia.
Right, tons of people still have Pontiacs. Lots of people also have cars that are 15+ years old that definitely aren't made the same anymore even if the model is the same. OP, if that's the car you want, you'll be fine in terms of getting access to critical parts. By the time parts start to be a problem (if ever), the car will no longer be cost effective to repair properly anyway.
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Sep 10, 2008
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The Stinger GT AWD is surprisingly quick, gave my Model 3 RWD a run for it's money. Stinger resale is crap though, nobody wants a used Kia sports sedan. You'll notice that most car guys who buy Stingers pick them up used because of the terrible resale.
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Rob_EV wrote: The Stinger GT AWD is surprisingly quick, gave my Tesla Model 3 RWD a run for it's money. Stinger resale is crap though, nobody wants a used Kia sports sedan. You'll notice that most car guys who buy Stingers pick them up used because of the terrible resale.
Do they drop in a Tesla power train or do an LS swap?
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Sep 10, 2008
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Canuck2fan wrote: Do they drop in a Tesla power train or do an LS swap?
It's pretty comparable in factory spec.

How fast is a Kia Stinger GT 0 to 60? 4.7 seconds
Kia says the Stinger GT, equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and launch control, will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds
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Jun 4, 2020
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Canuck2fan wrote: Do they drop in a Tesla power train or do an LS swap?
No, but Rich Rebuilds did/is doing such to a Tesla. LS3 "frunk" mounted.

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