Why do you avoid turbo engines?My 19' Santa Fe 2.4 GDI runs excellent at 17.4k. But if I were car-shopping today and wanted a South Korean model, I'd shop their MPI engines-only.
I hate the sooty/carbon engines and our other South Korean model (Soul MPI engine) exhibits clean exhaust, not black smoke upon cold startup, like our 19' Santa Fe 2.4 does. It does run fantastic and the dipstick oil doesn't smell like fuel at 3.5k, which is the furthest mileage I will go on an OCI.
When shopping, I was smart enough to avoid the turbo engines. Just not GDI-smart at the time (October 2018).
Never-ever again. If someone were to steal our Santa Fe GDI tomorrow, I would not send a private search party out looking for it. If the police never recovered it, I'd be satisfied with an insurance company settlement.
I have plenty of money and could easily absorb a monetary (today's value) loss. Regret not buying the new RAV4 or CRV at the time, for around $3k more. Found a couple on the lot and neither had the turbo GDI engine