Kia Forte Review from Malaysia

2011 Kia Forte SX 6-Speed 2.0

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired153 kilometres
Most recent distance1308 kilometres
Previous carNAZA Sutera

Summary:

KIA is surprisingly arising worldwide

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Impressive comfort, considering its price; RM97,800 on-the-road.

Packed with great FEATURES of higher priced cars... eg:

1- Active Safety: ESC (Electronic Stability Control) comprising ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), BAS (Brake Assist System), CBC (Cornering Brake Control) and TCS (Traction Control System).

2- Passive Safety: Dual front driver and passenger airbags, dual side airbags, curtain airbags.

3- Reverse sensor and camera built-in to its electrochromic rear view mirror.

4- Paddle shift 6-speed.

5- Bluetooth, USB and iPOD.

6- 6 speakers with 6 CD changer.

7- Headlight auto-sensor.

8- Digital auto climate control air-conditioning.

9- Keyless with push start & stop button.

10- 5 years of warranty with unlimited mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2011

13th Apr 2011, 06:26

(Original Reviewer)

@ 6,000 kms... good and steady. Hoping for the best!

19th Apr 2011, 20:29

Please update. TQ for the wise comment.

25th Apr 2011, 06:16

(Original Reviewer)

@ 8,000 kms... Good and steady. Installed ULTRA Racing Front Strut Bar and Rear Low Bar... ordering Rear Anti-Roll / Sway Bar.

11th May 2011, 08:31

(Original Reviewer)

@10,000 kms, installed rear anti roll sway bar.

@13,500 kms, gearbox console "R" light not functioning. Gearbox light on "P", "N" and "D" are still OK.

Fun to drive uphill and downhill with its 6-speed gearbox.

Pushed the car up to 208 km/h,...could go beyond that but wife was begging me to slow down! I was afraid myself as I have already totaled 2 cars. Both accidents were not my fault though!

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review