At the Austin Hot Sauce Festival today, KIA was there showing off their 2009 Borrego. They had 5 pre-production models out, and they were rewarding people with a $20 gift card to Amazon.com for going on a test drive. Since when do I turn down free money? Needless to say, when I started busting out with technical questions, all the reps were like "Um...... er...... duh..... I did the EPA testing myself." I'm not sure who was more confused, him or myself. I couldn't get a straight answer out of anyone. The epa rating was 15/22. Ack! I almost screamed and ran away at those numbers. Anyways, it seemed like the reps didn't care about fuel efficiency. They kept pushing the price of the car (starting 27,000, I wouldn't buy a car new anyways with the dogs), and all the luxury items (warm leather seats, satellite radio, etc..). One rep kept saying that customers were trading in their brand new Lexuses for a KIA Borrego. I honestly did not think the KIA was that nice. They must have been fooling themselves. When it seems like all the other car companies are pushing better FE vehicles, KIA was pushing power and luxury. What was most annoying was the lack of knowledge of the reps. they kept saying that they were "marketing, not sales." How do you market a car you don't understand? I left with a worse opinion of KIA than I had before.