wow I'm impressed I figured there would be more autos. Manual FTW!!!
There must not be a lot of Kia dealerships out there if a lot of users are saying they didn't have the certain Forte in the dealer lot. There are 4 Kia dealerships around where I live and if I drove over 50 miles from my house I could easily find 8. I don't see why people consider settling for what's in the dealer lot when you want something else. I told my dealer, "If you don't have what I want I'm just going to go to another Kia dealership down the highway."
???In sportmatic mode I manualy shift my autotranny when I want it to...and better yet if I'm holding first gear and then stomp on it, the tranny will shift on its' own at redline perfectly...faster then I can...LoL No missed shift and no overreving the engine...I'll take the auto anytime! Been there and done it...I no longer enjoy clutch shift, clutch shift, in heavy at-a-snail's-pace traffic...LoL!Gotta go with the manual in a 4 cylinder and I can't stand that an auto doesn't let you shift exactly when you want to, that slight hesitation drives me crazy!!!