2014 Kia Forte EX Long-Term Road Test

2014 Kia Forte: Parking Lot Scrape

December 19, 2013

2014 Kia Forte

The only thing worse than having a stranger frantically wave at you from across the parking lot is to then have that stranger point out the new scrape on your car.

According to the observant bystander, our Kia Forte was sitting there minding its own business when a young kid was piloting one of those oversized shopping cars made to look like a racecar. The boy dragged the cart alongside the Forte and a lower metal part caught the Kia's left rear wheel well, etching a deep scrape in the paint.

Having missed the whole episode myself, I have no recourse now than to relay the story to car minder Mike Schmidt, and drive it to the body shop when he issues the order.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Kia Forte in VA is:

$184 per month*
* Explanation