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Dont worry about it Taffy,done the same thing meself about the same subject,hope you enjoy your Tempest as much as we enjoy ours,all the best.
 

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Cheers Colin,


Can't wait for it. Love the look, going for the CDRI Auto. I drive a C4 at the mo and was after the new Airdream version but problems with supply & demand with Citroen forced me to change. Bit suspect at first but I hope it was worth it and reading all reviews, I think it will be.



My brother lives in Moreton on the Marsh by the way so'll be making a few journey's there soon.



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the tempest dosent have the fire breathing speakers so you will be fine. Just read the other posts about keeping it chip free.
 

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Cheers Tempest, been reading them. Hopefully KIA will have solved the problem for the 2011 model - fingers crossed otherwise there'll be no paint on the car with the condition of the roads around here,
 

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Hope all goes well with your Tempest Taffy. I have spent many a happy hour in Moreton in Marsh - I used to be in the fire service so went to the college there! The paint problems for the Tempest must have been sorted by now, it was identified quite a while back. I haven't had any paint issues on my Shaker at all, drives really well. Achieving 51mpg now. (Diesel manual) Good luck. Nat
 

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the actual paint protection on the car hasnt improved on the 2011.....lets hope the paint itself has. You definately need the bigger mudflaps by the sound of it at the very least.
 

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Bit of a coincidence then Nat as that's where my brother is - been a fireman for 20 years. He's been lecturing there on& off for about 3 years and took on a more perminant roll there back in March - small world.


Thanks for the warning Tempest.
 

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i drove through there a couple of months ago. And one of the other blokes i know with a tempest visits that neck of the woods regularly scaring the sheep.........
 

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Ha ha, someone has a "Shaker" around here but not seen it for a while - then last week seen my first "Burner" but not seen the Tempest " so expecting it to turn a few heads - along as the little munchkins can keep their mits off it.
 

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Hi Taffy Hi Tempest. You will love the Tempest Taffy,I don't have any paint problems at all on my Tempest diesel my problem is trying get my wife from behind the wheel. Just sorting out the 12k miles service after buying it new in March this year.I have hold no problems with it,a few very small chips on the leading edge of the bonnet which are difficult to see,not bad after 12k miles at all. Had a shock the other day after seeing very few Souls I went into my local supermarket and there was three parked side by side,all Shakers.Don;t know where or why but all gone when I came back after shopping.I lookeg at the new2011 Tempest and it looks good,I would have liked the handsfree phone setup,it would have saved me putting in my Parrot system.You enjoy the car it is great and much better than the Citroen,I liked my Citroen but what a pain at times it was.
 

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Cheers Dave,


To be fair, my C4 is brill and have had very little problem with it. I change my car every 3 years and test drove the new C4 Airdream 1.6 HDI in July and was well pleased. Ctroen says it'll do 64+mpg combined and the technology is amazing - flappy paddles, clim./con, bl/t, cruz/con, etc - everything for the little boy and his toy and the dealership here is one of the best but hey ho, time for the next chapter in my motoing life. Someone posted somewhere the upgrades to the 2011 models and thought i'll be handy here - http://viking-kia.blogspot.../2010/06/new-kia-soul-2011-models.html

It's all looking good so far.
 

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Hi Taffy. I have always had company cars since as far back as remember until around 2001 when I changed career and have now to buy my own car.I boughtmy wifea new C3 on a 03 plate to replace a R reg Rover 420 (got it at a good price)that she ran from new and the C3 was a complete load of rubbish,the motor just cut out when least expected,sometimes the power steering stopped working and once when my wife was driving both the brakes and the power steering cut out.Never was constipated driving it.We ran it ,or to be precise Citroen UK ran it as they had more than we did,they gave up on in the end and did a very good deal on another new C3 on 54 platewhich to be fair was OK.We changed it in March this year for the Soul. Love the Soul don't ask me why but it just has something that makes it good to own and run.I am 63 but must have a mid life crisis as my carhas 2 seats anda soft top but I use it for work only now. Only drive local now butpassed my test at 18 and drove 20k per year until 1973 and from 73 to 2001 drove around 70k per year but since then I only drive around 15k per year now. My wife has driven more than I have this year as my daughter has had several operations and the specialist hospital that she can only go to is a long round trip in miles. She loves the Soul which I bought realy for all the safety features it has.It did a 5 star NCAP and beat most of the cars in the Thatchem tests inc some very up market expensive cars,this was the handling section . I am going on a bit now so must go. Take care and enjoy.
 

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I have to agree, the Tempest has something special. I have two cars now which i run weeks about. My other car is actually a better car in all round ability, ride and refinement. But the Tempest is the one i wait to get back to.....it has that nuggety puggy character that i love.....its more than a car - its becoming a belligerent pet!!!.

There is mention in other posts of extremely high mpg figures on Diesel cars. Dont expect that with the Tempest. Its a very heavy car and has the aerodynamics of a barn door. Once its run in you will get 48-52mpg........and maybe 58mpg if you drive like a nun. The 65mpg and above figures are fallacy.
 

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Hi both


If I get 45 - 50mpg i'll be chuffed - better than the 32 - 35mpg I'm getting from my 1.6 petrol at the mo. Also after the pulling power as the present car is crap on the hills around here. I live in Dowlais, Tempest, and work in town so you know the hill I have to climb every day.



If my Soul looks half as good as yours Tempest - I'll be well pleased. (sneaked a look on the 4x4 site)



Roll on Nov.12th
 

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Hi all. I don't know if the auto will be a little lower than the manual but 45-50 mpg Taffy should be the norm,it pulls like a train and if you keep it on the turbo providing you read the road well in front it will keep up with the best of them.MInd you if you drive like this which I tend to do much to my wifes disgust, then 42mpg is about what you get out of it.I have put the standard mudflaps on it but we don't have the same problems in South Yorkshire with the dirty roads like you have Tempest.If we go into the Peak District which is only 20 mins away then it can be but here in S66 we only have potholes and awful roads that need a lot of work on them.
 

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Hi Taffy 49.

Just to reiterate my situation with my Tempest. I got mine in the middle of last december, smack in the middle of the snowy spell we had. It had the normal kia mudflaps fitted. It would seem that Flintshire Council run out of road salt and resorted to using grit and gravel on the roads. In 3 weeks very careful running in use in these conditions the damage to the lower rear doors resulted in a quotation for £2000 in repair work........which Kia initially decided was my fault and not the fault of the paint. Whether the paint has since properly cured or dried or toughened up - i dont know. But over the summer i have suffered no further chipping (however i have taken many precautions and drive very defensively)....this next winter will be the big test.

The point i am making to you - is that a very simple cheap modification (the bigger mud flaps) could potential save you a lot of grief and not spoil your enjoyment with the car.
 
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