Kia's with a manual transaxle are typically more fuel-efficient and can be more fun to drive. The more things change, the more they stay the same, especially when it comes to the types of transmissions that people prefer in their cars. Standard Bluetooth® connectivity enables hands-free operation for compatible cell phones. Especially because I'm the 3rd car owner and still no problem is pretty impressive to me! The Forte's Bluetooth phone system is the same as the one we saw in the Soul, and it's one of the best in the business. The 2010 Cobalt sedan is powered by an Ecotec 2. Whereas the Soul stands out for its unique body style, the Forte hides behind a relatively plain exterior.
But is it better than the most successful compact cars on the market, the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic? Tuned for fuel economy, that automatic transmission upshifts quickly, keeping the engine speed below 2,500rpm. Fuel economy is competitive as well. In the 2016 Kia Forte Koup, which is the 2-door model of the Forte, the car has a manual option with both engines. I went off on my way and later on my way home I stopped to get food and when I got back in my car I tried starting it and it struggled to start. Build quality and fit and finish of interior is top notch. The engine and transmission are fairly run-of-the-mill, amounting to fairly average-performance tech. I was half in road and tried to restart car and it would not start, engine wont run.
The Koup aims to do the same versus other two-doors, but unlike its four-door counterpart, there isn't as much value in this new model. However, the interface design helps it out a bit, as we found it easy to browse music on an iPod or satellite radio. The car is not pumping fuel to the engine. We have not driven the car severely, this should definitely not happen. There's 23,000 miles on my kia and it's under full warranty.
Our Take on the 2010 Kia Forte Koup Kia introduced its new Forte sedan in 2009, re-establishing the company as a player in the compact-car segment with an affordable alternative to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. It was amazing on gas millage, reliable! The kia owner's manual says to inspect the transmission fluid at 40,000 and only change then if needed, so the very expensive fluid should be good. The voice recognition is very good, and the system will ask which number to use for contacts with multiple numbers. No doubt it is the best looking in its class. The wire harness in the fuel pump assembly is a bad connection causing it to overheat and damage the terminal. They do not seem to take the complaint seriously. More likely, the oil filter was over tightened and the gasket got a little tear in it and is now leaking.
Also, the speedodometer worked erratically. Best money I ever spent!! Well, budget-friendly Kia seems to be starting to turn a corner. It shows typical automatic slushiness when forced up or down a gear. Unfortunately, there is no navigation option for the Kia Forte at any trim level--you will have to make do with a portable navigation device. The contact stated the gear would switch from one gear to another and the tires would skid. Conclusion With the 2010 Forte, Kia has made a step forward.
This is some unique fluid you have to buy from the dealer, normal auto parts stores don't have it. The times this happened to me my right foot was completely off the gas pedal and my left foot was depressing the clutch fully. Too bad, so many nice features to the car. The contact stated after five minutes of driving, he could smell rubber burning. Kia follows up its stylish, boxy with the all new 2010 Kia Forte, further evidence of Kia rebranding itself as a maker of practical, well-built, and economical cars. This model has heated side view mirrors, wiper blade defroster! The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2009. I am an experienced manual transmission driver and I do not accept that this was driver error.
Downsides include a stiff ride, noisy engine and mediocre driving position. It has the looks, enough performance to be fun without killing me. I am an experienced manual transmission driver and I do not accept that this was driver error. Despite a hood and front end that resemble the Civic, the rest of the car's design looks familiar, yet. The Kia-engineered body achieves high torsional stiffness giving Forte better handling, smoother ride quality and greater refinement than its competitors, with a specially tuned suspension adjusted perfectly for responsive handling on curvy roads. I was driving through a reduced speed zone of 35 mph and went to set my cruise control, about 3-5 seconds later I felt the car go dead. Cabin tech has a couple of very good highlights, giving its score a boost, but lack of navigation hurts it.
The thing that is just mind boggling to me is that when the car has sat all night and the engine is cold, within 1 min, the heat is nice and warm even though it's 23 degrees outside! What I really like about the Kia is the added features for the money. It is not the fuel pump, but a faulty fuel pump assembly system and the whole system needs to be replaced. The only times it turned off during normal driving were during hill climbs or passing maneuvers. The optional Fuel Economy Package, available with the 2. Those cars are the 2016 Kia Forte, 2016 Kia Rio, and the 2015 Kia Soul. . The Bad Navigation isn't available.
As a small sedan, this version of the Forte is a good notch below the best in the class, though it handles responsively and comes with standard electronic stability control. I love the exterior styling and have read that the designer is formerly of Audi, which would explain the great looks. Once my car came to a stop I proceeded to turn off the ignition. This Forte looks great inside and out compared to the Spectra it replaces, and so our hopes are high. It also has a good turning circle since it's so short. Industry-Leading Warranty Like all Kia models, Forte is covered by a comprehensive warranty program, which offers unprecedented consumer protection. Would you rather be driving a stick-shift? Had my adult kids in the car, all three, and no one complained of the rear seat room, in fact they were surprised at the room.
That is why they still make three different cars that have their engines mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. An aftermarket shift kit could go a long way toward alleviating our reservations here. Now that you know what Kia vehicles have a manual transmission available, we suggest you come try one of them out for yourself. I may look for a fix. The is erasing the memories of the soulless , and now the Forte is adding style that the Spectra never had.