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Pros: The exterior styling
Cons: the cheap floor coveringAfter looking at A Mazda 3s Gran Sport, Corolla XRS and Elantra SE the Forte had the most interior room, I think the best exterior styling, most horsepower in the group. It has a sport suspension huge brakes and it a blast to drive. It has the most standard equipment of all the vehicles I looked at. It also has a great Warranty. The craftsmenship was the best of the bunch. The gaps in sheetmetal and finish were superb. The interior was laid out the best with steering wheel controls and bluetooth standard.
Pros: you can play mp3 from regular flash-drive( no i-pod neded)
Cons: air noise, transmission
Advice: do not buy, very bad costumer serviceHi my name is Artem and I'm a KIA owner, I'm living upstate NY and I'm disappointed with my car. I don't know where to start. 1st air noise from all 4 doors. 2nd impossible stop car on snow. 3rd bad transmission shifting (I have manual) randomly stick shift go between gears and some tines freezes on neutral. Very unsafe!!! as far as I know am not only one who have same issue with KIA forte .
Pros: comfort for such a small car and good on gas and good safety
Cons: noisy engine at times
Advice: great car for the money' give it a shot youll like itnice car: nice ride alot for your money' good on gas and i say it beat its competitors hands down!!
Advice: Drive this vehicle firstI have just completed my first thousand miles and my Koup has been nothing but outstanding. I have taken two five hour trips and the ride and handling could be compared to larger sport vehicles.
Pros: sporty good looking good leg room
Cons: tires alittle rough until they warm up
Advice: buy the sx read up on other modles sx is bestonly had a few days but so far its quiet well built loaded and sporty also got it for my son lots of safty and good warrenty. good on power
Pros: Interior comfort.
Cons: MPG Average 25
Advice: Purchase the 2.7V6 EX edition.With nearly 15k miles on my 08 Rondo V6 EX, I couldn't be happier with my decision to purchase this vehicle. It has a quiet, roomy interior, gauges and controls are layed out well and visibility is excellent. I drive nearly 100 miles a day and the Rondo's performance and handling are better than I expected. Passing power is smooth and the responsive steering makes highway and driving on backroads pleasant. Loaded with safety features, I feel safe and secure in the Rondo. I'm 6'3' and traveling for long periods of time are not a problem in the Rondo. The steering wheel controls, door panels and dash board light up nicely at night. Stereo system, Aux. input work well with my IPOD touch. And again, the cabin is quiet and the engine hums at 80mph, with low 2500 RPMs. In idle, the engine is almost silent. Fit and finish are excellent. A great value for the dollar. With all the glass - I tinted my windows. I recommend this. Again. The 2.7 liter V6 EX Rondo is well worth a test ride! Note: I use to sell Kia as an Internet Manager and keep in mind that Kia's aren't 'cheap'. Their price is based on US Currency verse Korea's. You buy more with the US Dollar for Korean products. Kia is a fine name and product!
Pros: Sound System
Advice: great compact grocery getterThis is a great compact grocery getter. I get about 31 mpg on the road. The ride is not as great as other vehicles that I have but we got it for mileage & it does that great. The sound system is great. I would reccomend this car as a great tool for running around.