Self-Serious Startup Theatrics - 2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test

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edited June 2015 in Kia
imageSelf-Serious Startup Theatrics - 2015 Kia K900 Long-Term Road Test

The startup sequence of Edmunds' long-term 2015 Kia K900 reminds us of booting up a computer.

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  • locke42locke42 Member Posts: 25
    I don't have a problem with startup chimes. They walk a fine line, though. If done well, they can set the mood while also fading into the background, and in a luxury barge like the K900 I think it helps to have something set a relaxing mood to take the edge off before you start a tedious commute.

    I just don't know if this particular chime does that. I do know that as much as I love my Audi A3, its startup tones definitely don't set any kind of mood.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Our 13 Optima Hybrid has a similar startup routine; I've never liked the theatrics. After a year with the car, I just try to ignore it.
  • barich1barich1 Member Posts: 143
    For a few years, some Mazdas chimed 3 notes (zoom zoom zoom) of their commercial theme song at the time. My 2013 3 doesn't do it. I kind of miss it.
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