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I was wondering if anyone has ever tried swapping out the engine in the Forte with a diesel. I LOVED the excellent fuel economy (40-42 MPG) I got on my old Jetta TDI but not anything else about the car since everything around the engine broke early on. Also, diesels are much more durable than gas engines and an attached turbo gives you some umph and makes it feel like a passenger car (instead of a big rig).

Doesn't Kia sell diesel car overseas? When my engine needs an overhaul 7 or 8 years from now, I'd love to be able to drop a diesel in there instead of spending money to rebuild such an inefficient engine.
 

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No, actually I hated my TDI. Everything BUT the engine kept breaking. AND they are wayyyy overpriced and repairs are VERY costly for VWs. What I would REALLY like to see is Kia selling diesel Fortes in the US.
 
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