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I feel jipped after buying my 2010 and come to find out a month later the 2011 came out with a 6sp auto. Anyone see any real difference between the 2 and if so which do you prefer so I feel better about my 2010. Also not to mention to outside temp display too. Anything else no biggy. lol
 

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I feel jipped after buying my 2010 and come to find out a month later the 2011 came out with a 6sp auto. Anyone see any real difference between the 2 and if so which do you prefer so I feel better about my 2010. Also not to mention to outside temp display too. Anything else no biggy. lol
I had to make the call as well when I bought mine. The 2010's had the great 0% intrest and were 3k cheaper. We talked about it and decided to go with the 2011, and glad we did. I love the new 6spd.

Ohhh sorry I guess that doesn't help... :(
 

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Well, hopefully the '11 auto transmission doesn't have the same defect that the '10 does. Over a year now and still no fix. Rather disappointing. I was expecting more from KIa.
 

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I love my new 2010 sedan! I say new, has 5k miles on it now. It's just a 4 speed auto but it runs great. I do a lot of manual shifting though because of the way it shifts automatically (too quick). Like Boom said, go enjoy your new car! Crank up that bad ass factory audio and roll on....
 

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For those who have a problem with the 4 speed transmission (quick shifting), give your dealership a call for a fix. I went to see them
last week so they could fix all my rattles and they told me there was a new reprogramming for it. My next visit is scheduled for next week... Sometimes I get tired of the manual shifting...
 

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Don`t worry about it. What`s done is done. The 2010 model still works fine the way that it is. Go enjoy your car.
It works fine the way it is as long as you don't mind that it thunks into 3rd gear the first time it shifts into third. And everything is fine and dandy as long as I don't try to sell my car to someone or trade it in. A malfunctioning transmission will hurt resale and tradein. I plan to keep it for a while, but if I wanted to get rid of it, it's my financial problem.
 

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haven't noticed any shifting problems. I drive thru a few tolls plazas on my way to work here in Tampa and I use the manual shift for that to get back up to seed more quickly. So there is programming fix to adjust the shift time?
 

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blanthony, I went to the dealer last week and said: my car is shifting to quickly and when I'm between 50 and 60 km/h the car is already on the 4th gear. I also told them that my consumption was awful (10L/100km). They called Kia Corporate the same day and he scheduled a programming fix for next week. When I get the fix I will post the results back here!
 

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blanthony, I went to the dealer last week and said: my car is shifting to quickly and when I'm between 50 and 60 km/h the car is already on the 4th gear. I also told them that my consumption was awful (10L/100km). They called Kia Corporate the same day and he scheduled a programming fix for next week. When I get the fix I will post the results back here!
Can't wait to hear about this!!!
 

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I had the same thoughts when I bought my 2010. I knew the 6speed was comming for 2011 but for the difference in cost I can buy a lot of gas thats makes up the few miles more per gallon.

Also to be honest with you this is my first Kia and from the mixed bag of reviews you see I'm not sure whats going to happen with this car. I may just drive it for 3 years and get something elese but if it its looking like its going to hold togather I may just drive it.

I will say for now I really like my Forte had it for 2 months, 34 months to go!
 

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I test drove the 2011 (have had my 2010s for 1.5 years) -- the six speed didn't provide any more performance over the 5-speed but the paddle shifters are nice. I don't like that they got rid of the "slapstick" floor shifter on the 2011 so I like my 2010 better -- Makes no sense to me that you still have to move the floor shifter to the left to make the paddle shifters work -- why didn't Kia offer both as a choice -- floor shifting and paddle shifters? Would have catered to everybody that way.
 

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Ive driven both the 2010 and the 11 .....my 2010 had 15k Miles on it before it got totaled...so now I have an 11 and I have 2k miles on it...and TRUST ME!! the 6spd is all the difference in the world. I love it. How ever...when I had the 10 I wouldnt have known about how a 6spd felt....so just enjoy what you got...I was super glad wit my 10
 

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Just courious if any of the Kia techs on this forum would have access to the 6spd auto's gearing ratio's, just wondering how they differ from the 4spd and the 5spd.
 

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Just courious if any of the Kia techs on this forum would have access to the 6spd auto's gearing ratio's, just wondering how they differ from the 4spd and the 5spd.

You can find this information out on the Kia Global Information System -- register for an account and you can get the service manual free too - and TSBs...and campaigns (recalls). Nice of Kia to make this available -- never heard of another car company to do this!

Because of the final drive ratio the 6-speed auto doesn't provide any advantage over the 5-speed auto in off-the-line acceleration (1st gear) nor better gas mileage in top gear - I.E. engine RPM. The 6-spd does have an advantage in 2nd and 3rd gears for acceleration over the 5-spd.
 
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