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Hey everyone. I've been browsing around here looking, and I've been interested in a Forte Koup for a while now. I haven't gone and test drove one yet, because I know once I do, I'm sure I'll buy it on the spot. But I want to get some of your input first.

I'd be getting a 2010 Forte Koup SX 6speed of course. I read a review online about the headroom being limited. I was wondering if anyone on this site has a Forte Koup with a Sunroof, and they said if you were over 6 feet tall to not get the sunroof. Well that poses a problem because I'm 6'5 and I want a sunroof lol. I was wondering if anyone on here has bought one that is as tall as me(or close) and if they have any issues with this?

I plan on getting the Intake and Exhaust Turbo-Kits has if/when I do get the car cause I love the way it sounds with those 2. I've worked on many cars before, so I know how to do all the work with them. I enjoy working on cars actually. It's a hobby for me.

Also, are there any other issues that owners have noticed with the car? I'm in IT so I deal with new stuff all the time and I know how messed up it can be on the 1st release so that's why I'm asking. I know of the throttle body mod people do, and I plan on doing that as well.

So that's all really. Just interested in what other people have to say about the car. It looks great, and I am definitely interested in getting one. Thanks for all your help!
 

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Hey everyone. I've been browsing around here looking, and I've been interested in a Forte Koup for a while now. I haven't gone and test drove one yet, because I know once I do, I'm sure I'll buy it on the spot. But I want to get some of your input first.

I'd be getting a 2010 Forte Koup SX 6speed of course. I read a review online about the headroom being limited. I was wondering if anyone on this site has a Forte Koup with a Sunroof, and they said if you were over 6 feet tall to not get the sunroof. Well that poses a problem because I'm 6'5 and I want a sunroof lol. I was wondering if anyone on here has bought one that is as tall as me(or close) and if they have any issues with this?

I plan on getting the Intake and Exhaust Turbo-Kits has if/when I do get the car cause I love the way it sounds with those 2. I've worked on many cars before, so I know how to do all the work with them. I enjoy working on cars actually. It's a hobby for me.

Also, are there any other issues that owners have noticed with the car? I'm in IT so I deal with new stuff all the time and I know how messed up it can be on the 1st release so that's why I'm asking. I know of the throttle body mod people do, and I plan on doing that as well.

So that's all really. Just interested in what other people have to say about the car. It looks great, and I am definitely interested in getting one. Thanks for all your help!
Welcome first of all.

For the Koup + Sunroof, Im close to 6, and I just have to adjust 2 clicks down on the side, and I have sufficient headroom. Lets just wait for taller people to verify that.

Exhaust is a must for any performance driven enthusiast. Both Turbokits and Solo brought there own versions, so check them both out. They are in the vendor section in the forums. About the CAI, I believe Weapon R will release one soon, but if you would rather not wait, then get the TK one, the special edition black one :). Its in limited quantity, so get your koup fast.

The only issue I have had is the ride comfort/jitter, suspension seems to harden and work like a solid spring when you go over a pothole or cracks using the rear tires, that can be fixed easily, just get a rear lower bar and/or rear anti roll bar. Both can be bought for under 350$ @ UltraRacing.

Thats all I can think of right now.

Keep us posted if you do decide to get one, but if you want a 2010.. I suggest move fast, because theres just limited quantities left... The price is hiked by 3000+ for 2011..
 

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I have an SX Sedan. Not sure if there's a difference in head clearance but I'm six foot and a smidge and have no prob at all with lots of room to spare.
Hope it helps.
Welcome to the forums!
Cheers!
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm 6'2". Headroom in my Koup SX is tight, but not unmanagable. With the driver's seat reclined a couple of clicks there's still good legroom for a passenger behind me in the back seat.

There might be reasons to NOT buy a Koup SX, but don't let headroom be one of them unless you're over 6'4".

As for the other things you were asking about... I've had my car for a few weeks now, and I haven't had any issues yet. Except... the Bluetooth loses the connection with my Blackberry on occasion. Don't know if it's a "car" issue or a "phone" one.
 

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im 5'8 and had a girl strattle me in the driver seat and she had plenty of head room if that helps! lol
5'8 + maybe avg 5'4 - (straddle position legs not counted = 3'9) =

~ (5x12 + 8) + (5x12 + 4) - (3x12 + 9) = 87 inches, or in height terms,

7 Feet 3 Inches.

Given that the girls avg height was 5'4, and that she did not have long legs.

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figure it this way tho, if you get the koup with a sunroof, and theres still not enough headroom, just open the sunroof up and stick your head out it like the flinstones lol
 

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well i did have the seat reclined all the way back and i think shes 5'0 so... yea!!!! lol the math is about right!!! hahaha
200th post!

Damit.. that throws off the math, having the seat reclined back would negate the initial calculations,lol..

Basically.. its just going to be roughly around the 6 mark lol..
 

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6'2" with koup SX -- headroom is tight. Seat has stretched a bit and that helps. I've had to lay the seat back a little more than I like but it's still comfortable. At 6'5" if you have a long torso (not so long legs) you'll probably find it tight! Definitely road test for your comfort...cloth and leather seats! If the headroom does bother you don't forget the 2011 EXs will be available with the 6-speed trannies (auto and manual) -- you can get one of these without a sunroof. FYI: sedan SX has way more headroom than the Koup.
 

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yes that is very true... had to explain that to my mother one time... "oh that?... i spilt mayo on it from a.. sandwich... that i ate... during my lunch at work.."
HAHAHA nice!! I SWEAR TO GOD ITS MAYO!! I PUT TOO MUCH ON MY SANDWICH AND IT DRIPPED OUT WHILE I WAS DRIVING!

Lol in MY case (im a detailer) I fortunately have the resources to cover up/remove my inner-car "endeavors"

Anyways, back on topic, Im roughly 6 foot even, and i have plenty of room with my seat height adjustment all the way down
 
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