2013 Kia Forte
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Overall great car

by from on February 28, 2014

I bought my car used, but it had low mileage and little use when I bought it. I looked at many other cars that were comparable to the forte, but they all seemed overpriced for what I was actually gett...
I bought my car used, but it had low mileage and little use when I bought it. I looked at many other cars that were comparable to the forte, but they all seemed overpriced for what I was actually getting. The engine and trunk size are what really sold me on this car. Everything I had previously looked at had a very small trunk to where it looked as if I couldn't fit all of my groceries back there. Also, this engine was a 2.0L compared to other cars in it's class that were all less than that for about the same price tag. Iv'e now owned this car for 6 months and I haven't seen the immaculate gas mileage that the car salesman boast about, but it is certainly better than any other car I've owned and well worth it. This car has been very reliable which was the main reason I even looked at purchasing a newer car. Overall, I am very pleased with this car and my favorite bonus to the car is the bluetooth system! It makes my driving so much safer and I like how all of the radio buttons are right on the steering wheel! I would recommend it to others and I think it's well worth the buy!
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Does recommend this car!!

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2013 Kia Forte EX Hatchback

by from SE Massachusetts on January 8, 2013

Bought this car new in October 2012, and I now have nearly 8k on the clock. I commute 100 miles/day mostly highway, and the rest is local driving. I average 31.5 mpg, with the best being 36 for pure h...
Bought this car new in October 2012, and I now have nearly 8k on the clock. I commute 100 miles/day mostly highway, and the rest is local driving. I average 31.5 mpg, with the best being 36 for pure hwy trips. I am a big buy, 5'11" and 265, and it fit's me well. No issues to report, If I had to complain I would like to see the mpg go up a bit. I have the tech package, and all of the features work reliably, and are easy to use. Also I drove in a heavy snowstorm recently and found the stock Hancook tires to be pretty bad in snow and ice. I am installing a set of snow tires/wheels soon. The dealer experience has been excellent.
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Does recommend this car!!

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milage is not as stated

by from Plattsburgh NY on June 13, 2014

Milage for this 2013 Kia Forte is discouraging.Bad for city driving in summer and much worse in winter months. Average city driving is only 20mpg in summer and as low as 16 in winter which here in nor...
Milage for this 2013 Kia Forte is discouraging.Bad for city driving in summer and much worse in winter months. Average city driving is only 20mpg in summer and as low as 16 in winter which here in northern ny is 6 months Highway is also not good. The avg is 32 for interstate driving at 65 with cruise control regardless of winter or summer. It has always been 32 whenever I check it it never varies up or down. Dealer not helpful, says it is because of ethanol or fuelmakeup. I have owned 7 civics and 1 corolla before this and all had much better gas milage. Chances Kia will not be my next car when I trade
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Does not recommend this car

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Poor Gas Mileage

by from Ann Arbor, MI on January 21, 2014

I purchased this car new in November 2012. I immediately had concerns about the gas mileage and was told to give it some time as 1-it was winter and the gas mileage will always be lower in the winter ...
I purchased this car new in November 2012. I immediately had concerns about the gas mileage and was told to give it some time as 1-it was winter and the gas mileage will always be lower in the winter due to the additives in the gas and 2- it takes time for a new car to reach it's optimum mileage. It has now been over a year and I can safely state that this car gets nowhere near it's advertised mileage of 27/37. In fact, my commute to work is 25 miles, 22 of which are highway, and I'm getting, on average, 22-23 MPG. UNACCEPTABLE!! If I had known how bad the mileage would be, I would never have bought this car!! I can't afford to be filling up as often as I do, with gas prices being so high!! I should have stuck with the Japanese cars I was used to. My last Civic got better gas mileage than advertised!! Live and learn:-(
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Does not recommend this car

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Great value for the money!

by from Atlanta, Ga on July 11, 2012

We bought our 2013 Kia Forte Lx sedan 2 days ago right before going on a 6 hour road trip from Ga to Va. We hit several really bad storms but had little trouble due to the great handling of the car. T...
We bought our 2013 Kia Forte Lx sedan 2 days ago right before going on a 6 hour road trip from Ga to Va. We hit several really bad storms but had little trouble due to the great handling of the car. The only thing I might say is that the seats started to get somewhat uncomfortable after 4 hours or so but we made no stops and that can be expected to an extent when you sit in a car for that long. We've already had several stares from other people admiring the sleek exterior of the car. The inside looks more luxury than expected on the base model. Just 2 weeks ago we were looking at older cars with way more mileage until we stopped by a Kia and saw how affordable the Lx automatic was. I recommend this car to anyone, the back seat room is great for another 2 and 3 if you really need it. So far we haven't noticed anything we didn't like about it except for the seats. Hope this helped :)
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Does recommend this car!!

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Glad I bought it

by from Chicago on March 16, 2013

Because of a job relocation, I had to get a car for the daily commute. I had to no idea what to buy, except I wanted something compact and reliable. Very happy with my Kia Forte EX. The gas mileage is...
Because of a job relocation, I had to get a car for the daily commute. I had to no idea what to buy, except I wanted something compact and reliable. Very happy with my Kia Forte EX. The gas mileage isn't as good as it was purported to be, and living in Chicago, when it got cold, the windows didn't roll down instantly, but once the car got warmed up, they worked fine. That's a small drawback for me, as the car always started right up, is very easy to handle, comfortable, and after 6 months, i love it more than when I first bought it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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I Like the Car Alot

by from Grand Praire, TX on May 4, 2013

I purchased a 2013 Forte Ex 3 months ago and for the most part am satisfied except for a little problem I am having with the driver's seat. I have recently been hearing pressure sounds while driving w...
I purchased a 2013 Forte Ex 3 months ago and for the most part am satisfied except for a little problem I am having with the driver's seat. I have recently been hearing pressure sounds while driving when my back is touching the seat. It is intermittent but when you hear it you hear it. I have taken it back a couple of times but I still have the problem. I have had a few new cars and I have NEVER had this problem with the seat before. I will continue to take it back for as long as I have to until I am satisfied.
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Does recommend this car!!

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love this car

by from Knoxville. Tennessee on December 24, 2013

This car suits all my needs and is fun and looks great too. It feels roomy inside is comfortable. It has great gas mileage as well. I enjoy driving it each day during my long commute to and from work.
This car suits all my needs and is fun and looks great too. It feels roomy inside is comfortable. It has great gas mileage as well. I enjoy driving it each day during my long commute to and from work.
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Does recommend this car!!

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So far so good

by from North Port, Fl. on August 4, 2014

I recently bought a Kia Rio EX Hatchback & so far I'm satisfied. My first check on gas mileage showed about 29 mpg hwy/city combined. The cargo area cover material seems a it flimsy w/ not much suppor...
I recently bought a Kia Rio EX Hatchback & so far I'm satisfied. My first check on gas mileage showed about 29 mpg hwy/city combined. The cargo area cover material seems a it flimsy w/ not much support beneath to carry much of any kind of load. I also wish that the bottom seat cushion folded down as you lose several square feet as it is in it's present design.
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Does recommend this car!!

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GO TO BYERS KIA!

by from on March 4, 2013

just bought a 2013 kia forte from byers kia in lewis center. best car ive ever owned! drives smooth, lots of space, nice interior,large trunk space, great gas mileage, they even thru in a free ipod ho...
just bought a 2013 kia forte from byers kia in lewis center. best car ive ever owned! drives smooth, lots of space, nice interior,large trunk space, great gas mileage, they even thru in a free ipod hookup/charger for the car!.luke from byers helped me..best car buying experience ive ever had..i told him what i wanted, didnt want, and price range. he gave me exactly what i wanted,didnt push anything and went over how to use everything in the car and set up my bluetooth for me.he was very personalable and helpful! thanks luke!
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Does recommend this car!!

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