100% agree on the NVH stuff. It's where manufacturers of city cars go wrong. IMO don't fit stuff like automatic headlights (which you really don't need) or even alloy wheels & instead spend the money on sound deadening as that's what makes the most difference when you actually use a car regularly.Wow, this is some dedicated project you have going - well done! Send your results to Kia so they can add this to the factory cars from next MY. OK, I know they won't but I wish they would. What I find with inexpensive cars is that it wouldn't take much to make them a lot nicer but I guess when you can save $1, you do (the car maker I mean). NVH is perhaps one of the biggest things that makes a car feel either really pleasurable to drive or a right royal stressful pain (unless you are in the right mode, like a race track).