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Got a nasty flat yesterday (sidewall gouged to belts) and '
stopped at 5 tire shops for purchase. 4 of them wanted an
hour or hour & a half wait. I told them in times like these
you should hire more people so customers don't have to
wait so long. I left them all. Wally-World ALMOST got
my business but wanted me to wait 2-3 days for the right
size tires to come in. I left there also.
NTB had a computer problem and could not figure prices. I left.

When I got home I jumped on line and went to Craigslist. A guy
had a set of 4 brand new Yokohama tires (100 miles from a new car)
mounted & balanced with TP sensors in the wheels for a
Mitsubishi Lancer. The tires were 205/60-16 a tad larger than
205/55-16 of our KIA Souls.

The sensors work on the KIA to, I think it's an industry standard?

After reading posts here I knew they most likely fit. I even tried a pair
on the front to make sure they fit. Yep. Man what a deal!!!

$400 with rims and sensors. I know someone who makes very little cash; works
at a coffee shop and is raising a son. Both Husband and Wife
cover the morning shift 6 days a week. Figured I'd pass on the deal
and sell them my 3 good tires (2K on them) for $75. That makes my purchase even
a better deal. $75 ea. tire, rim, & sensor mounted and balanced, no less.

Gotta love Craigslist. No shipping cost or waiting to have them mounted.
I put them on the car front of the garage.

Next I have to deliver the OEM Kia tires and rims to the guy who
is buying them for his Subaru. He can pay to have them taken off
the OEM rims and mounted to his wheels. I'm saving my rims for a
set of winter tires, maybe Blizzaks or similar? All around good deals
are flying here...
 

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Well that's great that you managed to get a great deal on tires! Some people can be very helpful!

However I don't agree to the Craiglist...Just had to deal with a very irrate man that was jipped $6,000 US dollars trying to buy a car he had never seen in real life that was actually sitting on a lot in Arizona. Just be very careful when you buy stuff! Make sure you've seen it first!
 

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I agree about seeing it first. These tires and wheels were as advertised. I even mounted one of the wheels onto the car to make sure it fit before I turned over the cash.

I did get ripped off by a regular KIA dealer and Kia did nothing about it. You can get screwed no matter where you buy. The guy should have paid with pay pal, at least he would have got his money back. At Kia you are just as vulnerable; if not more so. I would never recommend KIA to anyone after my experience with the company and dealer. (Century III Kia in West Mifflin, PA)
 
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