I just purchased my spicey red EX Christmas Eve. I need a commuter car that not only looks good but is fun to drive. I selected the 5 speed version making my commute to work a pleasure. The Forte's fit and finish is outstanding and the sound system can't be beat for the price. I looked at other cars and found that the KIA had more standard options for the price making it a no brainer. Mine has the sunroof and upgraded wheel package. It is a clean looking, fun, and comfortable vehicle that gets great gas milage. The price was just a Tad over 17K out the door. Can't beat that for a new that appears to be built to last. My dealer also gave me free oil changes and tire rotations 4 life.
Stereo, Sirius/XM, looks, fit and finish. 150 plus horses too. 5 speed works well with the engine.