Unfortunately, that is how things are. Many of us are going out of state to place orders with Dealers that does MSRP for custom orders. You may have to go that route if you don't want to pay heavy premiums on these.I'm interested in purchasing a SX or SX-Prestige in Central FL, my local dealership is stating that I can't get a Carnival without going around 10k over MRSP for a SX or 12-15k over MRSP on a Prestige. Frankly, based on the supply / demand, I'm not opposed to paying MRSP or even a bit above for a custom build, but going 10-15k over to me seems a bit ridiculous / almost like false advertising.
I'm reaching out to other dealerships, but wanted to hear from anyone else on the forum about your experiences with Kia - did you have a similar experience in having to pay this much above MRSP?