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Love this car
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By Robin
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2010 Kia Forte Koup Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2010 Kia new. I love the way it handles. It has a sleek design. It was priced right... in the seven years I've had it, I have done nothing more than put on a new set of tires, alignment, new battery, and oil/fluid changes. I would have had it seven more years had someone not rear-ended me hard and totaled it. I will now buy another new Forte Koup EX.


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Cute, fun to drive and reliable
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By LisaB
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2010 Kia Forte Koup Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my wife's car. We've had it for 7 years and other than the basic brakes, tires and battery replacements, it has been flawless. The wife loved the cuteness of it and I admit it has a fun sporty look. Performance wise it is fine, as you might expect from a small car it can beat you up a little on rough roads but overall it has a good ride. It is quick but not fast and is good on gas. I'd say for us it was a winner.


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By Jeff Hunter
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2010 Kia Forte Koup Koup EX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great small car


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So many problems, so few miles
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By Thornytoes
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2010 Kia Forte Koup Koup SX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Clutch and flywheel had to be replaced at 70K miles at a cost of over $1500. No aftermarket parts widely available. Speedometer/Odometer replaced at approximately 75K miles. Entire rack and pinion steering assembly had to be replaced at 85K miles at a cost of over $1000. Tires on this care barely reach 15K miles without going bald. Brakes and rotors replaced at 85K miles.

This car, while fun to drive and very good looking is expensive to maintain and not very reliable. It is my second Kia and possibly my last. I would advise against any manual transmission in this car. This is a very difficult clutch to drive, and I have driven many. When you have to replace it, get ready pay big bucks.


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Have to hand it to Kia
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By guyonastage
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2010 Kia Forte Koup 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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