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2012 Kia Forte - Consumer Opinions

 

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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 29 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
Love the Forte
Source: Cars.com

..."This car is fantastic! The features on the Forte are comparable to features of much more expensive cars.
The Forte has some real getup too; now I never have to worry about getting up to speed to merge on to the highway like I did with my old Mitsubishi Lancer.
After test driving a lot of other cars before my purchase, including the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and 2012 Hyundai Accent, this is the best car for the money."...

#2
Good Value and Kinda Fun
Source: Cars.com

..."I was looking for a new car for over 3 months and had test driven 11 different compact cars that were on my list. A KIA wasn't on that list until I saw a photo of of a Forte SX 5dr...

#3
Best car so far!
Source: Cars.com

..."I'm a 23 year old recent grad and this is my 5th car.
I originally wanted the optima turbo but it just got a little to pricy.
Saw the Forte SX Sedan on the lot, fully loaded. Nav, Backup Cam, Leather, Auto Dim Mirror, and Bluetooth.
I was just thrilled. Car drives very nice and the warranty is even better.
I love the push button start and the little beep it makes when I lock the door.
I especially love the auto headlights. It's one less thing I have to worry about. I walked away at a 25k price tag but I'm very pleased with my Forte."...

#4
Gotta Love the New Koup!
Source: MSN Autos

...Talk about the looks, gosh, the car still draws looks in Yerevan and Tbilisi. I like the fierce look and the flashy interior, although I could see how it could be just a bit too bright for some people. Great fuel economy, if you drive it the right way. Good safety features, with enough airbags, and bluetooth, which is an expensive option on most luxe-class cars here. Cons: The factory tires (Kumho Solus KH17) are horrible- noisy, stiff and not durable at all, first thing - I changed those to Continental for summer and Michlin Pilot Aplin for winter. I'd have appreciated automatic adjustment...

#5
Love My Kia
Source: Cars.com

..."Favorite color, low to the ground for excellent turning, easy to park and plenty of room. 2nd Kia I have bought and great incentives, too."...

#6
Great Car!!
Source: Cars.com

..."I took this car on a road trip to Missouri. It got 38 mpg. Very comfortable car, handles very well and roomy enough for us. I made a great choice!"...

#7
Great value at a very good price!
Source: Edmunds

...The Kia Forte is a well engineered vehicle that I believe is best in class for the price.
I paid $17,713.00 out the door for a EX 5-door in Titanium with stone interior.
My car was equipped with auto-dimming mirror w/compass, wheel locks, rear bumper applique, cargo net, cargo tray, spashguards and an i-pod cable.
I had no trade-in and the price included 6% sales tax and all dealer fees.
I did get $2,000.00 in rebates. This car is fun to drive around town and on the interstate.
I'm very impressed with the design, quality and functionality of this car. I don't think...

#8
Found My Forte
Source: Cars.com

..."I narrowed my search based on price and reliability.You can't beat 100k miles.
Most cars I looked at had most of same features, so it came down to price.
The size of the Forte is deceptive. I rides like a high end sedan, but looks sporty and easily fits five passengers with lots of rear seat legroom.
It is luxury without a high price. It fits my needs."...

#9
Forte in PA...
Source: Edmunds

...Bought a 2010 Forte Koup SX on a great deal. Brand new on the lot with the two features I wanted (Moonroof and auto-dim mirror) for $16,500!
Driving on Northeastern PA roads does put this car at a disadvantage: Between too stiff of a ride and 45 profile tires, you REALLY feel everything.
Also had the misfortune of busting two tires within a month on the area's wonderful roads...
That aside, it handles like a dream, has fun acceleration,
is one of the best looking sub-20k cars on the road,
and the accelerator pedal can be tweaked to feel better through this guide:...

#10
A car for a BOSS!!
Source: Cars.com

..."Simply amazing.... Great style, comfort and amazing performance. All combined with affordability, truly an amazing experience..."...


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