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Ride of the Week: The Kia K900 is a concentrated sleek cruiser from the future

Pictured is Fireball Tim with the Kia K900. Photo submitted
Fireball Tim Lawrence
2:36 pm PDT August 4, 2014

Cars are being built every day from tons of manufacturers — futuristic, technologically poofy and full of doodads and whatziglobitz. And many are cool, but Kia’s all new 2015 K900 is a cut above the rest and in the week that I had it, I was constantly doing double-takes every time I got out and walked away. It was stunning.

But let’s talk about concentration for a moment. 

Attention: As you know, Malibuites, success comes from your ability to focus, to concentrate on one thing to it’s conclusion and not be distracted mentally from the millions of thoughts and things that are happening in this world. And your ability to concentrate is a use of the will. The will has to always see the bigger picture and not, again, be distracted by little things or things that are not part of the principles of life; stuff like beauty, love, joy, peace and prosperity.

Many car companies concentrate on making money. Oh sure, they say that they have your best interest at heart and that they make the world’s best, but you and I both know about that bridge they’re hiding. The bottom line is to make money with their products. That’s not a bad thing, but if it’s their sole focus, then there’s going to be Fireball trouble. 

Few companies at least go out of their way to make you feel like they actually are concerned. Kia is one of them. The K900 is a 420-horsepower 5.0l V8 just like superlux cars like Mercedes. The style and size is similar, the interior is insanely luxurious, with comforts like heated everything, all packaged in a beautiful design and solid form. It’s got a better ride than most of them and it’s quiet as all heck. Yes, they are all basically the same cars technologically with plenty of the whatziglobitz. But here’s the difference:

The Lexus LS460 is $74,000. The Audi A8 is $80,000. The BMW750i is $87,000. And the Mercedes S Class? Forget about it. The Kia? Only $60,000. What? Seriously? You know what that means? It means that with the extra dough, you can get that new beehive hair transplant you wanted. Or maybe open the raccoon zoo that you promised your cousin Hyme with the gimpy leg. Or how about the banana ice cream farm where you were going to genetically alter them to be three feet and make the ultimate Malibu split. Uh, huh. You get me now, don’t you?

And what does all this have to do with concentration from Kia? It’s their intention to give you the best and not have to pay more for it. What a concept. They focus on you having the best possible and not jacking up the price just because they think they can or let me even go so far as to ripping off your plans for banana spilt Heaven. 

They even came to the Malibu Arts Festival so that ya’ll could see the K900 up close. Always giving more than is expected. I like that and that’s why the K900 is this week’s Ride of the Week. Boom, now if I could just get a deal on ice cream.

Peace out, baby!

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