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Have to hand it to Kia
By guyonastage on
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2010 Kia Forte Koup SX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
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The sport tuned suspension really makes this car fun to drive. It's no sports car by any means, but it is a beautiful blend of fun and practicality. There's a half inch dead spot in the throttle which makes first gear a royal pain, but it's a very simple fix for someone with a little know-how. Even with the mod, the gas pedal is REALLY light and sensitive. It takes a little getting used to. Blue tooth isn't great, but it's there. Back seats have an impressive amount of space for a coupe. Drivers seat sits high and and only raises from the back. Steering wheel controls are great, audio sounds good, interior controls have a comfortable and logical layout. Well done, Kia.
Favorite Features
Absolutely love the sport-tuned suspension. Logically placed controls help enhance a good driving experience. Tilting/Telescoping steering wheel and backseat passenger room really add to comfort. 6 speed manual tied to a 2.4L engine bring a quick and sporty driving experience without sacrificing fuel mileage.
Suggested Improvements
Driver's seat is less than comfortable...would greatly appreciate a lower seat with the ability to tilt backward. The throttle feel is a nightmare in the manual - I would hope to eliminate the dead spot, pull the throttle closer to the floor, and create a thicker pedal feel for a sportier (and more comfortable) driving impression.
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