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Does anyone publish a repair manual for these cars? I have a 2010 Forte Koup SX, but these manuals would be the same for all 10-13 Fortes.

When I bough the car the KGIS system was free, but as we all know it's a pay service now with some frigging ridiculous prices. Seems that none of the usual Repair Manual Suspects made one when the car was new because that system was available. Warranty is about to run out and that's when maintenance really starts to pick up, no way am I going to pay $20 every time I need access.

I had access to another online repair database that IIRC had the car, so I wasn't too worried about not being able to get into KGIS. The login for that site had been the same for the last 10+ years, but it seems that they finally changed it so can't get into there anymore.

If no one is going to put out a repair manual for this car I'm afraid that is going to be the death blow for me and this car, if that happens there will never be another KIA until someone pulls their head out their ass. Sucks since it's been trouble free for the last 85K miles and held up really well.

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Pay for KiaTechInfo? WTF

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yes they do, search and you shall find
Search can bite me, it sucked 4 years ago when I was regularly visiting the site and it's even worse now.

FWIW I did search, I did find the "Pay for KiaTechInfo? WTF" thread. I did find the "http://kia-fsm.blogspot.ca/2013/11/kia-koup-2010-service-repair-manual-pdf.html" link. The "http://factorypdfservicemanuals.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=78&product_id=420" is a new one on me but appears to be the same as the other one. Both look like someone ripped off KGIS before it went subscription, and there are 15-20 more of them that seem to be the same spread between those sites and ebay. Don't trust them to be complete and I like being able to look at something like this before I buy. Don't judge a book by it's cover, but in this case you can't even see the cover.

Those are not what I was/am looking for. Where are the Chilton and Haynes manuals that are at the auto parts store for near every other vehicle out there? I like having a printed book to look through and at while I'm working. That does not mean printing off the pages every time I need to do something.

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Sorry I replied to you, and I won't make that mistake again in the future.

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Hi,
Anyone has the soft copy of the service manual for the Kia Koup 2012.
I searched everywhere but you have to purchase it.
Anyone willing to share a copy?
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