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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.
If you thought the engine was that inefficient, why buy the kia in the first place? I'm not trying to put you on the spot, but it seems to me, that you are still in love with your VW and the TDI. You should have just traded for another TDI Jetta, the 2011s look far better than any year Jetta. Plus for the money you are planning to spend into a diesel engine swap into your forte, you could have saved that extra bit and got another TDI anyways. I'm happy with the 31mpg, but hey its your money, and your decision :) Ask the dealer maybe he can help you out on a diesel engine, but you'll probably need new mounts, new trans, the works basically.
 
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