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    Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Well we decided to pull the trigger. Went and looked at the new 2014 Kia Forte and loved it. So although I won't have the caddy anymore, I'm sure ill still lurk around from time to time. Lol



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    Only thing it doesn't have is Nav

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Oh, my!

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Wow! Well you wil have to keep us posted on how you like the Kia.

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Congrats! They seem to be nice cars. Let us know how you like it.

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Was just thinking of you today.

    Saw a photo of the new Cherokee that is replacing the Liberty. Has rectangular headlights and is cheaper than Liberty! Reminded me a lot of YJs!

    ....then I come home and find you go against the family like this.
    Fredo, Fredo, how could you!

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    What brought the change upon? I remember you saying a few months back that you were thinking about your girlfriend picking up a Forte.

    That new Forte is hot, better in some ways than the Civic. Did you get the 1.8L or 2.0L? Aren't all EX's the 2.0L? That's a pretty sweet little engine, quickest engine in it's class, aside from the hopped up versions of the competitors (Civic Si, MazdaSpeed, etc). But compared to the Civic EX, Corolla S, Focus, etc, it's quickest.

    Those Fortes came in right before I left Kia, never had time to sell one, but I drove an EX with the Premium Package, identical to yours, and thought it was a nice compact sedan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792
    What brought the change upon? I remember you saying a few months back that you were thinking about your girlfriend picking up a Forte.

    That new Forte is hot, better in some ways than the Civic. Did you get the 1.8L or 2.0L? Aren't all EX's the 2.0L? That's a pretty sweet little engine, quickest engine in it's class, aside from the hopped up versions of the competitors (Civic Si, MazdaSpeed, etc). But compared to the Civic EX, Corolla S, Focus, etc, it's quickest.

    Those Fortes came in right before I left Kia, never had time to sell one, but I drove an EX with the Premium Package, identical to yours, and thought it was a nice compact sedan.
    Thanks guys! I do love it on this forum. You all have been big help when I needed it. Dave, my apologies for going "against the family" lol. And I can't stand the looks of the new Cherokee btw lol

    And yep, this forte had the 2.0 GDI with 173 hp. We got a decent deal on it. And you get a LOTTA car for the money here. This one was listed at just under 24k, then after 2k down and some negotiating, we got the price to 20k. Lol. But it's got heated front and rear seats, an air conditioned drivers seat (don't know why but the passenger seat isn't available with AC) back up camera, heated steering wheel...even some sort of steering firmness to give you a relaxed feel or if you want a firmer sportier feel, you just push a button. My wife says we are going to be fighting over this car. Lol. Good thing I like her Rav4 then 2 lol. Great MPG. 26/36. Decent sized car. Specially since we would like to hopefully have a baby by this time next year lol.

    I'm really quite pumped about this car. I never thought I'd say that about a Kia! Lol. But I've been wanting to look at one since the 14's came out and now we've got One. It's got the UVO as well which is by Microsoft and essentially is the same thing as fords "Sync" services.

    Ill definitely keep you all posted on my thoughts of this car. Ill miss the Cadillac, but luckily trading in that car, doesn't mean trading in this forum along with it! Lol.
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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    It surprises me how equipped and loaded the new compact cars are! Congratulations! Did you get a good deal on the trade in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators
    It surprises me how equipped and loaded the new compact cars are! Congratulations! Did you get a good deal on the trade in?
    They gave us 6 for the Cadillac which we still had a loan on and we were a bit top heavy. But we also traded her 05 Saturn Ion and got 4 for that car plus we gave 2k on top of it all down so needless to say its not like we've got neg equity on this Kia lol.

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    And yes they surprise me too on how equipped they are anymore. A friend if mine who is a sales manager at the Kia dealer told me he was surprised I, a luxury car guy, was interested in the forte. Lol. I told him, well now days, economical doesn't mean boring and cheap. You can get some very well equipped cars that are all about good fuel mpg too.

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Congrats
    The blue they have for that car looks nice

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Quote Originally Posted by truckinman View Post
    Only thing it doesn't have is Nav
    But your phone does.
    Kia & Hyundai have come a long way. (Hate to admit it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS
    But your phone does.
    Kia & Hyundai have come a long way. (Hate to admit it)
    Yep. That's exactly what I told my wife. We've got factory Nav in her Rav 4 limited n it's spoiled her a bit lol. I said I don't wanna pay the extra 2 grand for the tech package when we've each got iPhones. Lol.

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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    I don't quite understand the logic of buying a "new" car just to have it sit in a trucking company's parking lot for at least five days a week ...... or did I miss something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn
    I don't quite understand the logic of buying a "new" car just to have it sit in a trucking company's parking lot for at least five days a week ...... or did I miss something?
    That's why my wife will drive it.
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    Re: Traded the 05 sts for a 14 Kia Forte EX

    Quote Originally Posted by truckinman View Post
    That's why my wife will drive it.
    LOL good comeback.

    hate to see ya sell the Cadillac, but glad you found something equally nice

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