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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 3:56:46 PM
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What does this phrase mean?

Most Americans will have to check their expectations of the Kia brand at the door.

Source:
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/225429/bmw-430i-gran-coupe-kia-stinger-comparison/
thar
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 4:18:34 PM

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This is a coat check.


You check your coat at the door, rather than bring a bulky coat into the room.



And this is baggage check



Quote:
3. To deposit or consign for safekeeping or shipment: checked his coat at the door; checked my bags and boarded the plane.



So, what does it imply, to check your expectations at the door?
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 6:48:56 PM

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Aventador LP700-4 wrote:
What does this phrase mean?

Most Americans will have to check their expectations of the Kia brand at the door.

Source:
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/225429/bmw-430i-gran-coupe-kia-stinger-comparison/


As one cannot literally hand one's expectations to some factotum for safekeeping at a car dealership, something else is in play here. Fortunately, the metaphor of checking expectations at the door is fairly commonly used to explain that preconceived notions of value should be set aside and the relevant product, procedure, or idea ought to be considered on its own merits.

In the specific case of KIA, the South Korean brand is still relatively new to North American markets, and KIA's attempt to sell up-market or sporty cars in competition with long-established luxury/sports brands is even more recent. The writer is suggesting that KIA's Stinger is worthy of serious consideration by buyers who would normally buy that particular 4-series BMW.
Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:24:20 PM
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So, what does it imply, to check your expectations at the door?

Does it mean to be conservative about your expectations?
palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:06:45 PM

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Aventador LP700-4 wrote:
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So, what does it imply, to check your expectations at the door?

Does it mean to be conservative about your expectations?


In short, yes.
twinsonic
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:49:37 PM

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Check your expectations at the door. It's a warning that nothing will be as you expect. You may just as well throw out any ideas you have on what your future holds. Your experiences may be better or worse, but most likely nothing will be as you think they will. Better to go into an experience with no preconceived notions. `In reference to the Kia brand, I am not sure how that applies!
Hope123
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:04:19 AM

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Twinsonic,

It is in the last paragraph - As Orson says, "The writer is suggesting that KIA's Stinger is worthy of serious consideration by buyers who would normally buy that particular 4-series BMW".

But although it's good for a first offering and is an exciting car, just don't expect the KIA to be quite as good as a well established brand.


The Kia Stinger is clearly the more exciting car, with that hellacious motor, punk rock looks, and a big presence on the street. The BMW 430i GC, meanwhile, couldn’t be more different, with refinement, restraint, and access to a far more grown-up version of driving fun.

The subtle goodness of the BMW offering will probably be more rewarding over time, however.


Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer
taurine
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:18:24 AM

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Hope123,

That "don't expect" seems to be going too far as suggesting the outcome.
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