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great car by George, Tulsa on 01/06/2011. Trim: 2010 Kia Forte EX, Owned 1 year.
Pros: style, comfort, pep
Cons: haven't had any
Overall review: great car
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Fantastic Car, Man! by Brandon from Fern Park, Florida on 12/20/2010. Trim: 2010 Kia Forte SX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is my very first Kia. I was a Ford guy, had problems with a Chevy and this car has put me back on the road in modern style! The 2010 Kia Forte SX 6 speed manual had only 57 miles on it, and at 505 miles, I am still very happy with this car! The SX is equipped with the effective 2.4L engine. The car is very capable passing other cars on the road, very smooth and quiet at highway speeds. Handling is efficient, the interior features are great! Sound system options and the XM radio, plus blue tooth are all pluses. Kia broke a lot of barriors with this car both in appearance and convenience! Kia offers so many of their interior features STANDARD! No Honda or Toyota can match this at all.
Cons: There are very few things I can say I 'dislike' about the Forte. The SX model in particular I have lacks the auto-dimming rear-view mirror I fell in love with when I tested the EX model! Also, there is a trade off in gas mileage if you are considering either the EX or SX. The EX offers better city mileage with its underpowered 2.0L engine but the SX offers better highway mileage. Unfortunatelly I do not use the highway as much as I would like to so the car is getting only about 23 miles per gallon in the city. Also sometimes I have a hard time feeling where the first gear is, careful you do not try to pull off and you are in neutral instead.
Overall review: This is a very well designed machine. The price of the car makes it great for high expectations on lower budgets. This car does not ask for a lot to fill up (about $34 average on $3.07 for 89 octane), a lot of fun features for both driver and passengers. Also, good HIGHWAY GAS MILEAGE, good safety ratings, good agressive style, love the copperhead color. Night visability is great with the fog lights and everything is easy to use! At least test drive the car and give it a chance!
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Kia's new products, they are serious now! by Martin on 09/08/2009. Trim: 2010 Kia Forte SX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Good handling 2.4L engine is nervous and powerfull Nice looking car A lot of equipments
Cons: The transmission is a bit slow. The friction point of the clutch is to high. First gear to short.
Overall review: Good car, good price, nice look.
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Kia Forte SX --Great Bang For The Bucks!!! by Windman69 /Wash DC on 12/26/2012. Trim: 2010 Kia Forte SX, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I have had the SX Model for three years with 101K Miles. There have been Zero Problems or Issues. Several sets tires, 1 battery replacement and normal 30K-60K-90K Mile Maintence. The brakes are in perfect wear with 60% of remaining brakepads. Average MPG ranges between (28-36) on Interstate/Hwy Interior/leather/sunroof/controls function perfectly. Dollar for Dollar this SX Model is Great!!! Well worth the Price for a solid built Korean Vehicle!! Kia should lasts approx. 250K miles plus with regular maintenance!!
Cons: Vehicle needs to have additional sound proofing/road noise insulation added Powerseats-10 Way Lumbar Support adjustment Tighter suspension Higher quality stereo system HID Lights
Overall review: Kia Forte SX is an incredible vehicle...for the Dollar$$--To pay for the standard added features, such as; Traction Control, Heated Seats, Full Controls on steering wheel, Homelink System and additional features, would cost $$ 0000's more, Great Job Kia!!!
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Great Sporty Car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/07/2011. Trim: 2010 Kia Forte LX, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love the gas mileage.
Overall review: I would buy another Kia tomorrow. I have always driven American made cars and this is my favorite.
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