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I just bought mine here in Nova Scotia Canada. 2.4 Sedan SX loaded.
Now on the Kia Canada site when you build a forte on the site and well I got an SX fully loaded so in the included features area it states "Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals" Correct me if I'm wrong but the integrated turn signals do not seem to be LED. Hmm... Also I looked on the Kia USA site and you guys there as it claims has a sensor in the passenger front seat that if there's nobody in the seat - the air bag off light comes on beside the clock on the dash?
Now I do not have that feature of the airbag sensor in the seat. Does this seem right? Anyone in Canada have the feature? Do all you all in the USA have the feature?
Also on the site it states that you can control the audio system through voice as well as the phone. Can anyone control the audio system through the voice controller?
No option I was told here in Canada for a factory auto starter and they wouldn't install the after-market one I had bought before pickup in fear of voiding warranty grr... They probably just didn't want to include the labor as I asked.
Oh well got a great deal! Love the Forte!
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I just bought mine here in Nova Scotia Canada. 2.4 Sedan SX loaded.
Now on the Kia Canada site when you build a forte on the site and well I got an SX fully loaded so in the included features area it states "Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals" Correct me if I'm wrong but the integrated turn signals do not seem to be LED. Hmm... Also I looked on the Kia USA site and you guys there as it claims has a sensor in the passenger front seat that if there's nobody in the seat - the air bag off light comes on beside the clock on the dash?
Now I do not have that feature of the airbag sensor in the seat. Does this seem right? Anyone in Canada have the feature? Do all you all in the USA have the feature?
Also on the site it states that you can control the audio system through voice as well as the phone. Can anyone control the audio system through the voice controller?
No option I was told here in Canada for a factory auto starter and they wouldn't install the after-market one I had bought before pickup in fear of voiding warranty grr... They probably just didn't want to include the labor as I asked.
Oh well got a great deal! Love the Forte!
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I think that the voice control (like sync system for ford) will be available in 2011...but i'm not sure...for the reste....the differences that I know between the usa and canadian models are the transmission...and the usa model have 160k/10 years warranty.
 

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Do you have the airbag sensor and LED mirror turn signals?
 

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Below is a direct copy and paste from the Canadian features list when you go to the build app. Hmm... says "- Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals"
Maybe if we bitch enough we'll get a free MOD. Ha doubting it. Would be nice tho.

All EX Features (+/-)
- Dual front airbags
- Dual side airbags
- Dual full-length curtain airbags
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- 15" steel wheels with full covers
- Power door locks
- Power windows
- Heated power side mirrors
- 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo
- Ipod®-ready AUX and USB ports
- Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity1
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
- Air conditioning
- Remote keyless entry with panic function
- ECO-Minder™ indicator
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- Traction control system (TCS)
- Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
- Air conditioning
- Heated front seats
- Remote keyless entry with panic function
- Cruise control
- 16" alloy wheels
- Front windshield wiper de-icer
- Tilt and telescopic steering column
- Front tweeter speakers (2)

- Chrome door handles

Additional Features for SX :
- 17" alloy wheels
- Fog lights
- Power tilt and sliding sunroof
- Automatic climate control
- Supervision instrument cluster
- Leather seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
- Trip computer
- Sirius® satellite radio (includes 3 month trial)2
- Sport tuned suspension
- ECO-Minder™ indicator
 

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and dont forget the climate control vs regular A/C
chrome door handles vs body color body handles
(i know my US model SX koup has airbag light when no one is sitting in passenger seat)
good old regular light bulbs in my SX
no 'controlling the radio' thru voice- but then again- after my attempts at the blue tooth voice phone dialing- thank you that i dont have control of the radio via voice...

and just curious- why if your canadian car comes with factory autostarter- why you are looking at an aftermarket one?
 

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and dont forget the climate control vs regular A/C
chrome door handles vs body color body handles
(i know my US model SX koup has airbag light when no one is sitting in passenger seat)
good old regular light bulbs in my SX
no 'controlling the radio' thru voice- but then again- after my attempts at the blue tooth voice phone dialing- thank you that i dont have control of the radio via voice...

and just curious- why if your canadian car comes with factory autostarter- why you are looking at an aftermarket one?
Yea true on the voice audio controls it would ask you 5 minutes of questions before selecting anything...lol...
And no no we don't even have an option for an auto starter here grr... I begged them to get one in from USA dealer but no go. I have an after-market starter from Pro-Start but they wouldn't install it for me no way. grr... again.
Got the starter a year ago for Ford escape but never got it installed due to the fact they couldn't get the part to bypass the theft key thingy. grr... again.
They found the part but was spring by then...lol... :p

Yea we have no airbag sensor in the seat option here. I guess Kia figures we're not worthy. Too much...
 

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hey, another nova scotian. Welcome. Just curious, where did you get your SX? I've been shopping around and it seems noone has an SX. Kind of futile now since i think i'm going with a sportage but i was just wondering
 

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hey, another nova scotian. Welcome. Just curious, where did you get your SX? I've been shopping around and it seems noone has an SX. Kind of futile now since i think i'm going with a sportage but i was just wondering
Hey jarret_g.
Got mine at Yarmouth Kia waaaaay down south. They have one at Bridgewater Kia 2010 Kia Forte 2.4L SX For Sale | BRIDGEWATER NS

Where abouts are you?
We live on Cape Sable Island so we were only 40 minutes to Yarmouth.

The problem with the dealer sites is that they really have crappy websites. I had to call around to all the dealerships listed on the find a dealer link on Kia Canada I actually ended up emailing the Yarmouth Kia and got lucky i think. They had a fully loaded demo with lots of accessories there with only 1500kms on it. The general manager just drove it back n forth to home but wanted to load it up for show so we stole that one right away!

I'd definitely call all the dealerships in the area and be stern as to what you want. they can usually get from other dealers too as I've been told.
Apparently Newbrunswick has many and not far.
Hope you find yours!
keep me posted.

Cheers.
 

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Hey jarret_g.
Got mine at Yarmouth Kia waaaaay down south. They have one at Bridgewater Kia 2010 Kia Forte 2.4L SX For Sale | BRIDGEWATER NS

Where abouts are you?
We live on Cape Sable Island so we were only 40 minutes to Yarmouth.

The problem with the dealer sites is that they really have crappy websites. I had to call around to all the dealerships listed on the find a dealer link on Kia Canada I actually ended up emailing the Yarmouth Kia and got lucky i think. They had a fully loaded demo with lots of accessories there with only 1500kms on it. The general manager just drove it back n forth to home but wanted to load it up for show so we stole that one right away!

I'd definitely call all the dealerships in the area and be stern as to what you want. they can usually get from other dealers too as I've been told.
Apparently Newbrunswick has many and not far.
Hope you find yours!
keep me posted.

Cheers.
I'm way up north in Cape Breton. I've been talking to Marsha at the Yarmouth Kia though about an SX, she was the one that informed me of the new features and the luxury sx trim level. They seem like a good dealership.

I'm heading in on monday to talk prices on the sportage, i've heard that the interest rate is like...4.9% though, so if that's the case i'll be getting a forte.

How much did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking?
 

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I'm way up north in Cape Breton. I've been talking to Marsha at the Yarmouth Kia though about an SX, she was the one that informed me of the new features and the luxury sx trim level. They seem like a good dealership.

I'm heading in on monday to talk prices on the sportage, i've heard that the interest rate is like...4.9% though, so if that's the case i'll be getting a forte.

How much did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking?
$20,645 included we got chrome grill insert. Hood deflector installed. Side window sport visors. Rear spoiler.
And not sure if they come that way but seems to have undercoating done.
Of course you have to add all the extra charges like d and d taxes interest admin charges etc.. grr... those prices differ all the time for some reason.

We had great service we feel at the Yarmouth Kia.
Marsha was very nice. Well she should considering she's the sales manager. She be the one to arrange to take our $$$ lol...

I can tell you that we got 1.9% on our Forte with future value financing.
Payments are $356 a month all in. for 60 months. amortized over 84.
No payments for 3 months. First payment due in October. No interest during that time too for 60 days.
 

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I'm way up north in Cape Breton. I've been talking to Marsha at the Yarmouth Kia though about an SX, she was the one that informed me of the new features and the luxury sx trim level. They seem like a good dealership.

I'm heading in on monday to talk prices on the sportage, i've heard that the interest rate is like...4.9% though, so if that's the case i'll be getting a forte.

How much did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking?
Well I might be there soon too as OMFG!!! I just wrote the damn car off on a left turn here!!!
Dammit.
Nobody was hurt at least.
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