Technology in these cars has sure put a pinch on the aftermarket repair guys that's for sure. The dealers have big advantages now-a-days in the repair business. Which begs an obvious question: Which is more expensive to replace, a BMW water pump or a Kia's?...
Are Kia parts reasonably priced? I have yet to visit the dealer because I made an anonymous call to their service department and asked if a loaner vehicle would be available if I needed service. I got a lot of 'Ums" and "Ahs" but they said they would accommodate me based on the fact that I want to buy a $52000 car.
This was about two months ago and ever since, I have been getting phone calls and emails from Kia dealers, loan companies, etc. I don't know how they did it because I dialed *67 before I called the dealer.
My SPAM folder overflows... Pisses me off.