Ancestor Spotting - 2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Ancestor Spotting

November 20, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

I had just picked up our 2014 Kia Forte after its first service when I realized I was behind another Forte EX, also in Crimson Red. I don't know what year this one is, but you can see how the Forte is evolving, having shed its boxier backend and squared off headlights with the 2014 redesign.

When you buy cars, do you tend to stick with a model as it's redesigned? Or do you like to mix it up?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 8,448 miles


  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    I don't think I stick with any particular model through the redesigns. But then again, I've owned an Escort and two Focuses, so... maybe?

  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    These days, I almost always change brands. In 33 years, I've never owned two generations of the same model. The closest I've come is having a 76 Pinto and 80 Bobcat (simultaneously), and a 96 Grand Voyager followed by an 05 Odyssey followed by a 98 Grand Caravan.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    For the car my wife primarily drives we went from a '94 Taurus to an '04 Taurus. For me though, I have to mix it up. I've gone from early 70s American muscle to a basic compact to a Miata. I want to experience it all.

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