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with Growing Family we want to move to a seven or eight seater I've been looking around for minivan since February and carnival was the first choice for the kind of splendid look & the VIP lounge seats but after a lot of search we realize that it's almost impossible to get hold of a carnival anywhere near future, spoke to all dealers across the country and we eventually started looking to the other rival models but couple of weeks back I got a call from one of the KIASouthATL and she told me they have a carnival coming in three weeks and I can put in a deposit to reserve it . It had a markup of 3k, which was okay. Initially I didn't believe it I thought it might be just a scam but no why not try it and eventually in three weeks I got a brand new SXP just the model that we were looking for , when we booked it it was a 2022 model but when I went for delivery pick up they gave auto create a 2023 model. Looks like all the new models are coming in are only 2023 . There was one shocker when you picked up the 2023 model did not have the VIP lounge seats instead of that they give a bench in the second row this was the main USP of the car I don't know why KIA would make it as optional feature . but we were a little disappointed and the dealer had no clue about it , no one had seen 2023 before this. We discussed with the dealer & after all discussions, they took 2k off the price. Now we are driving the SXP experience & we have been pretty happy with what we've got here
 

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Sounds like it worked out pretty good. The second row VIP seat delete is a $0 savings from what I read, so your net was about a $1K markup, which, in this market is really good. Congratulations on your car and welcome to the community!
 

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with Growing Family we want to move to a seven or eight seater I've been looking around for minivan since February and carnival was the first choice for the kind of splendid look & the VIP lounge seats but after a lot of search we realize that it's almost impossible to get hold of a carnival anywhere near future, spoke to all dealers across the country and we eventually started looking to the other rival models but couple of weeks back I got a call from one of the KIASouthATL and she told me they have a carnival coming in three weeks and I can put in a deposit to reserve it . It had a markup of 3k, which was okay. Initially I didn't believe it I thought it might be just a scam but no why not try it and eventually in three weeks I got a brand new SXP just the model that we were looking for , when we booked it it was a 2022 model but when I went for delivery pick up they gave auto create a 2023 model. Looks like all the new models are coming in are only 2023 . There was one shocker when you picked up the 2023 model did not have the VIP lounge seats instead of that they give a bench in the second row this was the main USP of the car I don't know why KIA would make it as optional feature . but we were a little disappointed and the dealer had no clue about it , no one had seen 2023 before this. We discussed with the dealer & after all discussions, they took 2k off the price. Now we are driving the SXP experience & we have been pretty happy with what we've got here
happy for you with just a touch of envy..
 

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Well lucky you.. to find SXP with just $1 markup. I took the same route after waiting on Toyota sienna for 6 months with factory order. Finally bought 2022 Carnival with VIP seats but paid approx. $6k for dealer package instead markup.
 
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