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Hi everyone. I just bought my forte 6 days ago and I LOVE it to death! But im starting to get agrivated with people. I am a member of a local car forum and they are all bad mouthing it because its a kia. WTF This car is obviously one of the cars taking kia in a new direction. It looks good, it runs good, and it has lots of potental! I just hate how everyone thinks its a crappy car without even seeing it. Thats ok to hell with them! I love my forte! :D
 

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Down with the Kia badmouthers! They don't know what they're talking about, and when the Forte becomes well known for it's (for lack of a better word) awesomeness, those guys will be eating their own words.
 

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I get that a lot when I tell people that I bought a Kia but anyone that actually sees my car and sits in it is really impressed. I've had a guy tint it and he was so impressed with it. Another guy did my alarm install and he wanted to know everything about it because he's interested in buying one. All of my friends have changed their tune about it since seeing and even driving mine. I have the SX sedan and here in Canada it comes totally loaded so it really stands out. One of my buddies that badmouthed it just leased a 2009 BMW 335i coupe and sat in my car and told me that he could have got 3 loaded Fortes for what his car is worth and he's not very happy with his car! A guy with a brand new BMW was jealous of my $21,000 Kia! Love it!!!

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"WITHOUT EVEN SEEING IT" is the key. There are plenty of people in my office that have / had marginal opinions about Kia, but their tunes changed when they went outside to look at my car. Most of the reactions were "Wow, THIS is a Kia?!?!". They'll shut up once they've seen it. And if they don't, let them be ignorant....which is the definition of a person who speaks of something they know nothing about.
 

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yes yes i get the same thing. oh you got a kia lol im like yup i got a kia they say things like its a copy of a civic si etc so i decided to go to the races this kid lined up next to me he said what is that a camry im like no its a kia he laughed "honda delsol" i beat him so bad he left came back and wasnt even trying to confront me again put that in the books and while you at it i raced a audi a4 turbo his excuse was "oh i have heavy rims" maaaaaaaaaaaaan you got to be shitting me i rippd off all of my badges no one knows what kinda car it is, its not to avoid the laughter but to have them scratch there heads and after i beat them i let them know "hey buddy you got beat by a kia" :) hows that for a turn over
 

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Im in Sl Louis Missouri. Thats a good idea with debadging it lol I have a feeling theres alot of people out there with "heavy rims" rofl Well I bought an EX with the 2.0 because I freind of mine said that would be better for a turbo later since for the 2.4 they just bored out the same engine making the block a little weaker in the long run. And I dont know much about that stuff...yet. And besides I really want to get another one only a coup and give this one to my wife. I havent had a chance to take some good pics because it snowed the night i got it and pretty much has since. But Ill post a pic anyways.

 

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Im in Sl Louis Missouri. Thats a good idea with debadging it lol I have a feeling theres alot of people out there with "heavy rims" rofl Well I bought an EX with the 2.0 because I freind of mine said that would be better for a turbo later since for the 2.4 they just bored out the same engine making the block a little weaker in the long run. And I dont know much about that stuff...yet. And besides I really want to get another one only a coup and give this one to my wife. I havent had a chance to take some good pics because it snowed the night i got it and pretty much has since. But Ill post a pic anyways.

check out my car http://www.forteforums.com/forums/forte-sedan-pictures-videos/366-pics-my-car.html
 

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i just made a drive test on Sorrento 2011 for my wife,is awwwwwsome,but i keep my forte for me...:p
 

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OMG ok im done with these a-holes. They dont know anything! I cant wait until some kick ass mods come out for this car and I wipe the floor with the locals! They are only seeing three letters. K-I-A. Im trying to tell them there is no difference from a 2.4 SRT4 engine and say a 2.4 Forte engine (assuming someone put a turbo on it of course)

Now I was just thinking it would be really funny if a bunch of people with forte's suddenly started joining there forum lol

If anyone is intrested the addy is:

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Here are some things you should point out to your so called friends at the other forum.

1. All the little bandwagon rides they roll in use to be the low cost imports too. Civic, Lancer etc etc. The reason these cars became popular was low cost reliable cars that you could modify and get crazy results from.

2. Because of that fact... those same cars that you use to be able to get for just shy of 20k are now all in the 30k range. Hell the new EVO loaded is pushing 50k. I can assure you they screwed up their intended market on that car. What grown man is going to go spend that kind of money on a "ricer" when they could get any one of the other luxury cars at that price?

3. There is no other car on the market (and I know because I must have built every car in the Forte class 20 times each) that you can get all the features of the Forte in with the same HP and MPG for the price. To get a Civic SI that is equally equipped with a whopping 15 HP more is almost and additional 10k. Are you willing to pay 10k more for the Honda name and 15hp? Which by the way didn’t Honda and Toyota have a huge recall recently... heard anything like that from KIA... I think not.

4. 100000 mile 10 year warranty. Honda? Mitsubishi? um anyone?

5. I will bet you any amount of money once turbos and mods come out for this car it will take over as the entry level tuner. IMO.

6. If you really want to shut them up... put an intake and some NOS on it and watch the mouths fall open and the CIVIC SI's in your rearview!! Trust me its fun!!!
 

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I get the same reactions from my friends and other people from work. the second they hear KIA they get a look like oh... its a KIA then i show them a picture or show them my car and everyone changes their mind. people will always be Label whores.
 

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OMG ok im done with these a-holes. They dont know anything! I cant wait until some kick ass mods come out for this car and I wipe the floor with the locals! They are only seeing three letters. K-I-A. Im trying to tell them there is no difference from a 2.4 SRT4 engine and say a 2.4 Forte engine (assuming someone put a turbo on it of course)

Now I was just thinking it would be really funny if a bunch of people with forte's suddenly started joining there forum lol

If anyone is intrested the addy is:

Midnight Racers - Powered by vBulletinhttp://www.midnight-racers.org/forums/index.php
we need to have a forte reunion how about it im down lets show them ;)
 

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...as for the original subject...I had my Koup in a car show and got constant questions like: What does it morph into? Is it a transformer? Got old REAL quick...LoL!!
 

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Let the haters say what they will. give it time we will blow em all away
ok so anyone have any plans to do a meet this summer ???
 

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i'm tired of everyone saying our cars look like a Civic. you know i got a really good look at a Civic next to the Forte. they really don't look alike. someone here said the Civic looks like a door stop. hahaha, they do. I look at every car in the same class. you can't touch the performance, the warranty, or the tech in this baby for the same price. for $18k- Nissan gets you steel wheels, drums, and nothing inside; Toyota doesn't even have an engine comparable for the corolla; Honda gets a 113hp engine and steel wheels and no tech. my spicy red baby is only missing the moonroof, and leather. in Las Vegas, that glass only cooks you during your drive and couldn't care less about leather.
 

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i'm tired of everyone saying our cars look like a Civic. you know i got a really good look at a Civic next to the Forte. they really don't look alike. someone here said the Civic looks like a door stop. hahaha, they do. I look at every car in the same class. you can't touch the performance, the warranty, or the tech in this baby for the same price. for $18k- Nissan gets you steel wheels, drums, and nothing inside; Toyota doesn't even have an engine comparable for the corolla; Honda gets a 113hp engine and steel wheels and no tech. my spicy red baby is only missing the moonroof, and leather. in Las Vegas, that glass only cooks you during your drive and couldn't care less about leather.
check out the pics with my car next to the si http://www.forteforums.com/forums/performance-modifications/370-day-turbokits.html
 
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