2011 Kia Forte SX Hatchback 2.4 gas from North America
I got less than I paid for...
Rattles around the sunroof.
Rattles in the rear hatch area.
Rattles in the front end.
Transmission is very slow to engage reverse.
Backup camera was replaced at 12000 miles.
Did I mention rattles?
I purchased this car as a 'commuter' and was not expecting Mercedes levels of quiet, comfort, or performance, but I didn't expect it to rattle like a 10 year old dump truck after only 12,000 miles. The dealer, conveniently, could not replicate the noises (odd, since they were quite obvious just pulling out of the service department parking lot).
Transmission is slow to engage in reverse when cold
Back-up camera, radio, nav - all functions on the in-dash screen are extremely slow to engage. I'm half-way out of my drive before the review camera comes on.
Gritty engine. Reasonably quick and economical, but it will never win awards for smoothness.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th February, 2013