2020 Kia Forte GT Test Drive

“2020 Kia Forte GT” A Fun to Drive Sleeper Sedan Following a successful third generation redesign last year, the Kia Forte has added two new sport trims for the 2020 model year: the GT Line and GT. With these new additions, the 2020 Forte continues to offer driving fun, comfort, and convenience to those looking…

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2017 Kia Forte Test Drive

  By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Not long ago the most compact cars looked like ?cheap little cars.? That?s changed dramatically the last few years and in the process, many of the compacts have received sophisticated design treatments, refined comfort and an extensive outfitting of latest technologies. A good example of this upscale compact revolution…

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2014 Kia Forte Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One of our favorite recreations is go exploring in areas where we?ve never been before. After living in the Portland/Vancouver metro area for the last seven years, we?ve pretty much exhausted all the virgin areas nearby. That means we have to take longer drives to get to unexplored territories. Identifying…

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2014 Kia Forte Sedan Test drive

“2014 Kia Forte Sedan All-New “ ? Tucson, AZ – ?Kia Motors America first unveiled their all-new, third generation Forte four-door sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new 2014 Kia Forte sedan serves up a sleek European influenced design that is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor. The stylish body sits atop…

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2014 Kia Forte First Drive

By Barbara Schaffer Kia has done it again ? they are still on a roll. I?ve been test-driving Kias since the beginning, which was just 20 years ago, shortly after the first four auto dealers in the Portland, Oregon area signed on to become the first U.S. Kia dealerships in the U.S.?In fact, the oldest…

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Test Drive: Kia Forte Koup

Sometimes a car catches me totally off guard because it turns out to be so much more fun to drive than I expected.? The Kia Forte Koup is such a car. ?While its namesake, the Kia Forte sedan is a very good car and an excellent value, it?s not the kind of car that makes…

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Test Drive: 2010 Kia Fort? Koup

When the Kia Fort? sedan came out last summer, it was a revelation that the budget Korean automaker was committed to moving upscale and competing with Honda and Toyota for small car buyers. The sturdy Fort? was well-liked by the press and the market alike. And right at the end of the press introduction, Kia…

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Who knew Kizashi was not Sushi?

Suzuki has taken a big step up this year with the brand new 2010 Kizashi. ?The Kizashi is a compact four-door sedan, powered by a spunky 2.4-liter engine, making 185 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Buyers have a choice of six-speed manual or Continuously Variable transmission with Front Wheel Drive, or an automatic All…

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