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2010 Kia Forte Koup SX Review – Kopious Kar for the Kash

Friday June 4th, 2010 at 12:66 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

2010 Kia Koupe Forte

By Kurt Gensheimer


  • Outstanding value
  • Head-turning exterior design
  • Performance on par with Civic Si
  • Class-leading rear seat legroom


  • Rage-inducing drive-by-wire throttle
  • Vague clutch takeup
  • Cheeseball speaker LEDs
  • Rear seat headroom fit for the Headless Horseman

Ruling: Behold, the very first Kia that you’d actually want to be seen in.

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First Impressions: 2010 Kia Forte Koup

Thursday April 22nd, 2010 at 11:44 AM
Posted by: AKramer

2010 Kia Forte Koup

By Alex Kramer


  • Gutsy 173 hp engine
  • Appropriately agile in the turns
  • Nicely finished interior for the money
  • Excellent value overall


  • Manual tranny needs refinement
  • Suspension could be a bit firmer
  • Styling is somewhat bland

Ahhh, to be young again. Footloose and fancy free, and looking for that perfect set of wheels with which to cruise into summer. But what to buy? A nice little pocket rocket should fit the bill, and luckily there are quite a few sporty compact cars available. Unfortunately, a quick look at favorites like the GTI or Civic SI and you’re in for some sticker shock, with prices starting well over the $20k mark.

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