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lowpro
post May 11 2009, 10:44 AM

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QUOTE(acbc @ May 11 2009, 10:39 AM)
4 bad points.

a. Poor resale value after 3 years.
b. Expensive spare parts.
c. Lousy fuel economy.
d. The name itself is bad enough.

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a. Poor resale value after 3 years. - you don't know yet, you can't tell the future.
b. Expensive spare parts. - you don't know yet, its not even launched yet.
c. Lousy fuel economy. - you don't own the car (i'm assuming you're in malaysia). so, you don't know yet.
d. The name itself is bad enough. - this maybe is acceptable wink.gif


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post May 11 2009, 10:52 AM

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QUOTE(pixma_dude @ May 11 2009, 10:27 AM)
saying something or making statement like that is pretty much reflect your kind of brain cell. just last week my company brought in 2 used waja, december of 2007, how much? 25k only. 3 Gen2 December of 2007 too, how much? 23k.

Tell me which car is not loosing money? i am trying to say is, you are stupid for not knowing what is liability and what is investment. A vehicle is a liability.
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can be investment.if u rent it out and make money,or use for business.the forte looks decent enuff.i just want to know how it drives
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post May 11 2009, 11:02 AM

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On the contrary, my company did a survey of Spectra5, Optima and Sportage spare parts - fast moving, medium and accident repair compared to Japanese equivalents. The Kias were CHEAPER!

The Optima's GEMA engine is used in the Mitsubishi Lancer, Jeep Compass, Peugeot 4007, etc. but NO ONE talks about FC when other brands are used.

No point convincing the Kia haters. Let them buy Japanese makes and be happy with their 'Resale Value' and PERCEIVED 'lower priced' spares! For them, perception and speculation is more important than doing research.
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post May 11 2009, 11:09 AM

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QUOTE(acbc @ May 11 2009, 10:39 AM)
4 bad points.

a. Poor resale value after 3 years.
b. Expensive spare parts.
c. Lousy fuel economy.
d. The name itself is bad enough.

KIA - Killed In Action
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haih..typical malaysian mentality..cant be change...org pemikiran sempit susah mau ubah..

this the kia forte review by sgcarmart

http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=96

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amduser
post May 11 2009, 12:35 PM

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this car really good, but not sure about the engine spec and fuel consumption, as for the maintenance, i believe every car is almost the same, depends on your knowledge on cars, not just simply go in to a workshop say i want to do XXkm service...

and also what type of transmission this car use?

72k sounds tempting, but vios J still a bit cheaper, but if it is me i will choose this car over vios and city, since the new city are more expensive smile.gif
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post May 11 2009, 01:03 PM

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QUOTE(amduser @ May 11 2009, 12:35 PM)
and also what type of transmission this car use?

72k sounds tempting, but vios J still a bit cheaper, but if it is me i will choose this car over vios and city, since the new city are more expensive  smile.gif
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Vios and City are just B segment car, whereas Forte is a C segment car, meaning same class as Civic/ Corolla/ Sylphy/Lancer.....from value point of view, it is affordable and bargain...

In Singapore, Kia Forte is offered with 4 speed automatic transmission...

Other markets, 5 speed automatic transmission also provided
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post May 11 2009, 01:33 PM

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wow, just read the review .... can be that cheap meh ? got 6 disc cd changer and auto climate aircond wor ....

well, really good value for money, just buy it and don't think of selling it will be the right mind. It is a very nice car ....
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I think they're quite serious about it as they've brought some local journos to Namyang R&D Centre to drive the Forte and Koup.

http://paultan.org/archives/2009/04/28/kia...yang-rd-centre/
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post May 11 2009, 01:52 PM

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QUOTE(hazremi @ May 11 2009, 09:07 AM)
2nd hand value will be terrible as always and bad fc
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Are u sure?
Please don't think that all Koreans have bad FC..
This car is powered by CVVT engine, which is quite reliable and in par with VVTI and V-Tec


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QUOTE(lowpro @ May 11 2009, 09:52 AM)
biker,

what's the fc of the 1.6 forte? u hv info on this? at least the guys n gals here can c the comparison with malaysia's "favourite" models. is there a 1.8 forte? i know there is a 2.0. any idea if this is coming in?
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There's a coupe version of this car named KIA KOUP..
From what i heard, this coupe version is powered by 2.0 litre engine and the closest rivals are Hyundai Coupe 2.0.

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post May 11 2009, 02:07 PM

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http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/2008/07...tions-released/

This report says about 14.1 km/l for the 1.6L Automatic. Thats around Honda Jazz level I think. I remember driving a Jazz once with similar FC recorded on the dash. Kia will definitely save the 2.0L for the Koup for ASEAN region.

I believe the rated 1.6 AT figure is 7.1 litres per 100km. Very impressive! flex.gif

But I really like the Forte. I've joined the 'Kia Forte' fan page on Facebook even.

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post May 11 2009, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(michael_ckh @ May 11 2009, 01:33 PM)
wow, just read the review .... can be that cheap meh ? got 6 disc cd changer and auto climate aircond wor ....

well, really good value for money, just buy it and don't think of selling it will be the right mind. It is a very nice car ....
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everything will be different when in come to our shore, probably many things will be taken out
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post May 11 2009, 04:41 PM

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On the contrary I think they will have a high grade version with lots of specs put in. The latest Optima high grade for example has almost all specs the V6 Optima has - stability control, Infinity audio system, subwoofer, electric seats, in dash 6CD changer, motorised seats, Nappa leather + suede upholstery, 17" wheels, Michelin made in France tyres, etc.
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rm75k for the 1.6 or 2.0? brows.gif
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I seriously doubt they can achieve that sort of price for the 1.6L Sedan, as it's a Mazda3/Civic/Corolla competitor. I'd say high 80s to high 90s minimum. Must be pricier than the Latio, at least. Kia ain't cheap no more.
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should be for the 1.6 since 2.0 was planned for the coupe version.
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post May 11 2009, 05:28 PM

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122hp and 156nm...for 1.6...not bad...but very typical sedan with sporty look

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post May 11 2009, 05:34 PM

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I had a Kia Spectra once... Yeah, it was alright... Til the part where I almost died in it... F*cking thing's brakes weren't working! Almost smashed into a Mercedes in front of me... God damn Spectra... Good thing its gone now...

Now, the Forte and the Koup looks very nice... Kia's moving up in the automotive world... As long as the car dont try to kill you, its all good...

Now, for some actual information for you...

Actual Information For You

There ya go... Too long to read, couldn't be f*cked... Might come in handy for what your looking for...
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post May 11 2009, 05:35 PM

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QUOTE(almattitude_v1 @ May 11 2009, 05:34 PM)
I had a Kia Spectra once... Yeah, it was alright... Til the part where I almost died in it... F*cking thing's brakes weren't working! Almost smashed into a Mercedes in front of me... God damn Spectra... Good thing its gone now...

Now, the Forte and the Koup looks very nice... Kia's moving up in the automotive world... As long as the car dont try to kill you, its all good...

Now, for some actual information for you...

Actual Information For You

There ya go... Too long to read, couldn't be f*cked... Might come in handy for what your looking for...
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the 2.4L and 2.0L are the real deal nod.gif

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post May 11 2009, 06:44 PM

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QUOTE(BikerVoodoo @ May 11 2009, 05:23 PM)
I seriously doubt they can achieve that sort of price for the 1.6L Sedan, as it's a Mazda3/Civic/Corolla competitor. I'd say high 80s to high 90s minimum. Must be pricier than the Latio, at least. Kia ain't cheap no more.
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Forte should be in the range of a Hyundai Elantra. So if 2.0 expect it to be around 93K, if 1.6 expect it to be mid 70s to 80k.

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post May 11 2009, 06:50 PM

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But for the Forte they need to pay more for Peter Schreyer's design. Hehehe.

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