Hello, all. I just recently purchased a Kia Forte EX (don't know what the diff is between the LX except option of fuel kit) and my fiance purchased a Kia Rondo. Got us on the ole two for deal. I have read a lot of the grumblings on this forum about quality with Kia's, but honestly, this little baby got me out of a 1990 Buick Century with 95K that had one foot in the grave. The dealership actually took it as a trade (I guess to be nice). So, this lil guy is a huge upgrade. Beside the fact that the tranny likes to take naps on hills or gives me a mild whiplash when going from 1st to 2nd gear, I love it so far. I drive for a living so I have to enjoy my half a lifetime I spend in a car. One of the reasons I got this puppy was that the trunk is huge for a small car. Also, it came with Bluetooth which was sweet. Hey, I know this isn't a super car or even half of a luxury car, but it was pretty cheap and is my first new car I ever was able to buy! So, my friends, I will check back in shortly to let you know if I am still pleased in the next couple thousand miles, but so far, the ride is nice.