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Does the optional exhaust for the Kia Stinger GT make this a more appealing performance package? Paul Maric finds out.
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2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Okay I am two years into my Stinger GT experience and I thought it may be time to sit and pen a review. Of course a mind numbingly boring Melbourne lockdown and three weeks of annual leave may have also contributed. So it's mid-2018 and I'm looking at a performance sedan; a bit of an all-rounder that won't break the bank...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I’ve been tempted to write a Stinger review for a while, but since so many people have already reviewed it, I thought I would wait a while, pile more kilometres on it and focus more on a longer-term ownership review. An ownership review of a newish car or something that you’ve owned for only a couple of weeks is maybe pointless since the purchase of the vehicle in the first place is a sign that you have a preference for such vehicle or maybe the brand in general...

2017 Kia Stinger GT (Red Leather) review

After months of consideration about what my next car should look like, I finally arrived at the non-negotiable selection of a four-door high-performance coupe with enough practicality to be a daily drive around town. This meant taking the leap of ruling out all SUVs and wagons, which really doesn’t leave you with much of a shopping list...

2018 Kia Stinger GT (Black Leather) review

This is a car that is just plain fun to drive. It’s wonderful on corners and acceleration is never an issue – there is just zero lag off the mark. If, like me, you like the note from your exhaust to actually make a decent sound, instead of the whisper-quiet factory version, then pay the extra and get the mod done by the dealer – totally worth every cent...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  Before you start, this is the first of numerous reviews I plan to write regarding a 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This review includes my thoughts on numerous vehicles, why we bought the Kia and our first 5000km. For context, the cars I previously owned include a 2.4L Mitsubishi Lancer, an 0.9L T Alfa Mito, a 1.6L Hyundai Elantra SR and a 2017 Subaru Forester...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Generally being a Calais V/Statesman owner, amongst others, I recently sold my 18-month-old current-model Audi A4. A lovely car with heaps of added extras and magic to drive, but it was too old-fashioned for me, even at 66 years of age. Just nothing extra to look at, and like driving a box on wheels. As soon as I saw a review of the Stinger late last year, I started my research...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I’d like to start by saying I'm a 20-year-old Kiwi and an ex-Holden revhead, so converting me from a brand that I absolutely loved and had huge amount of passion for was going to take a special sort of car. In early 2017 when the Stinger was revealed, I instantly thought 'wow, this car is amazing' and thought to myself this can’t be true – a Kia sedan with 365hp, surely not? For the rest of the year I was eager to jump in one and see for myself...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  We turn our cars over every three years, however I am no longer on the road all the time, so I can now spend a bit more on a car and keep it for a longer period of time. I looked at all the different options in this category, such as the Chrysler, Mustang, Holden (for about five minutes max'), Audis, and BMWs, but this car was by far the most bang for your buck you will find out there in its class...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I purchased the 2018 Kia Stinger GT 3.3 in November 2017 from Kia Yallah. It was an easy, pleasant transaction, and at the same time I ordered the bi-modal exhaust (this also came with the Kia seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty). I was told it would be ready for installation by the end of January. I was number-one on the order form...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

After owning a luxury European sports car for a brief period prior to purchasing my Stinger GT, I was left with a strong taste of dissatisfaction and disappointment with the brand. Problem after problem resulted in the dealership having my car for almost eight weeks in total of the four months of ownership...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I was introduced to the Kia Stinger GT early on, before production and release in Australia. I had never owned a Kia before and knew very little of the brand, but the idea of a 'family sports car' at a reasonable price had me interested. As a single-income family of four, the seven-year warranty and capped-price servicing were especially attractive...

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