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I've owned a Hyundai for the last 11 years.
2000 Hyundai Tiburon
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Now, I'm looking to buy the wife a Forte. I think I found these forums through GenCoupe.com.

Anyways, I'm here to read up and get information. Maybe I'll make a purchase this summer.
 

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Well hope you find the information you need to makeup your mind on your purchase, and look forward to your reporting back that you did purchase.
 

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I've owned a Hyundai for the last 11 years.
2000 Hyundai Tiburon
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Now, I'm looking to buy the wife a Forte. I think I found these forums through GenCoupe.com.

Anyways, I'm here to read up and get information. Maybe I'll make a purchase this summer.
Was lookin to trade 4play for the genesis 2.0t how is the car?
 

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I love the car, but I'd wait til the 2012 model year if you're looking to buy. They may be changing to Direct Injection and increasing the HP. I've had the car since last July, and there's a TON of aftermarket support for the 2.0T (not so much for the V6).
 

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She has back problems, broke 5 discs a few years ago and never fully recovered. The Genesis seats aren't nearly comfortable enough, and if I told her she could get a Genesis, she wouldn't settle til I agreed on the Sedan (that ain't happening).

She's a little speed demon. I need to restrict her speed a little just for her safety and the safety of others!
 

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The forte is good for normal city/highway driving (not racing)

I'm not sure how the new model's seats are, but in my forte lx, the seats could use some improvement on comfort compared to my last car (with fully adjustable leather seats)

These are definitely nice cars for the price though.

Oh, and welcome to the forums!
 

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OP Don't forget to look at the new Elantra...they're pretty neat looking! The drivetrain is probably the same as our Fortes too. Just depends on what your wife wants...LoL!
 

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OP Don't forget to look at the new Elantra...they're pretty neat looking! The drivetrain is probably the same as our Fortes too. Just depends on what your wife wants...LoL!
Isn't the elantra slower?.... I saw one two days ago and it looks sweet!
 

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I've owned both; a used 2008 Sonata, a new 2009 Sonata and my 2011 five door SX. I would say the quality is comparable but I do have one somewhat insignificant complaint but I notice these things. The damping that was in the sun visor and the hand grips above the doors does not exist in the Kia. Personally, this is penny wise and pound foolish to have cut this out. Little things like that are noticed.

The other day I happened to park next to a Hyundai Elantra touring to see what the differences were. The colors were identical but there were some differences. The cargo was greater on the Touring and it has two additional gauges in the dash and the illumination is blue, which I prefer, over the red in the Kia. I think the steering wheel is more "luxurious" in the Elantra. The cargo cover is better in the Hyundai. So why didn't I buy it? Because it came only with the 2.0 and four speed transmission. Yet the Kia SX comes with the 2.4 and six speed transmission. Go figure.

An eight way power seat would have been nice and I believe the new Ford Focus comes with that. Neither the Kia nor the Hyundai have the power seat. ??? I don't know of any practical way to install a power seat in either. I did that in one of Sonatas that didn't have it. If I could figure out how to do that with perhaps a seat from an Optima I would consider that. Don't know if the seats differ substantially, however. It is a relatively simple hookup; not at all complicated such as trying to put in fog lamps or finger tip controls on the steering wheel. The former is very difficult and the latter nearly impossible. However, the Kia has those so nothing is required. That's the best reason to get the SX which also comes with the telescoping steering.

The engine has more than adequate power and changing oil and filter is a piece of cake, same as the older Sonata (2006-10).
 

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I changed my mind on the Elantra...on the hyundai site it only shows the 1.8L in the 2011 Elantra. Seems odd as the early Spectra and Sephia (00-02) had a 1.8L and the Elantra had the 2.0L. After driving an '09 2.0L Spectra in some mountainous areas I'd rather have a slightly larger engine like the 2.4L.
 
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