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Old 11-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new ride.....

Am retiring the 2002 Infiniti Q45 Sport w/IMPUL body kit.

Will be driving a 2006 Kia Sportage EX V6 FWD w/ 100,400 miles. I inherited it from my daughter who got a 2011 Ford Edge limited.

pics to follow

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ECO MODS PERFORMED:
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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any other reasons for the change? I would prefer to drive the infinity and i'm sure it gets better gas mileage
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Wow...., Infiniti to a Kia.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the Q45 has 275,000 miles on it.
The Kia is in GREAT condition. Almost showroom condition. My daughter kept it spotless.
The Q still runs well, but after the front bumper got damaged I just lost the desire to keep trying to keep it pristine.


In the back of my mind ......I'm thinking about doing a show car (with eco-mods).
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Any other reasons for the change? I would prefer to drive the infinity and i'm sure it gets better gas mileage
I have gotten 27mpg on the road in the Kia Sportage.
If I up size the tires.......
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Verry CLEAN!

Just drove from NORTH Austin Texas to Boerne Texas. 85 scenic miles thru the backroads of the hill country. Avg speed 53mph avg mpg 30.6.
No mods (not even psi)
Just 'adjusted nut'

Just put 43psi in tires. will hook up GPS and scangauge this coming weekend
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice, congrats on the new ride. It looks super clean.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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In a comparison w/ the infiniti......
If it was a 4 door Kia car, I probably would be disappointed.
But it's an SUV so a less 'car ride' is acceptable.
This model has every option that Kia offered in 2006 so on the obvious stuff...power widows etc...it's ok. I do miss the infiniti's electronic suspension....
I will say that the biggest complaint I've had w/ the kia V6 is the flat torque curve. Which is to be expected when an entry level manufacturer offers 100k warr.

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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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