Kia: have they got better or are they still shit?

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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    Friend of mine is looking for a new car and she won't buy used...she's narrowed it down the elentra, the focus and the forte. My intimidate response was friends don't let friends drive kias, however I haven't looked at kias in at least 5 years. Are they still shit? Are they better? Would you drive one as a DD/only car? Truth be told I tend to lean american for cars and I've driven the focus quite a bit and it's a decent car for what it is, and I've never driven the other ones.
     
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    She narrowed it down to three of the worst cars in the segment? lol
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Between the three I'd take the Focus without a second thought, but if I could pick my own I'd get a Mazda3. I know several people who have them and they all love them, even if they feel a tad coarse and grumbly compared to my RX-8.
     
  4. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    i tried talking to her into a honda or a toyota or even a scion...she's got her mind made up. I should mention she doesn't give a shit about fun to drive...you know the shit we care about. Just wants something to start, run, and not cost a billion in repairs
     
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    kia's are very reliable. they are very nice cars
     
  6. Mitchj

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    Kia is the same company as Hyundai

    and fuck, i would recommend she buys none of those.
     
  7. DawnsKayBug

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    Kia has come around
    I would say the Forte.
    Take off the KIA badging and put Honda badges and everyone will think its a civic
     
  8. you know me

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    how do we feel about the golf tdi?
     
  9. Mjolnir

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    Kia's getting better, but there's a reason they're thousands cheaper than comparable competitors.

    The Focus is probably her best choice overall and since the Forte and Elantra share a platform if she decides against the Focus just have her pick on options vs. cost.
     
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    All three companies have in recent years pulled their head out of their asses and designed cars that people will actually want. The new designs stresses safety, style, and reliability without ramping up cost to the consumer. While the cars are not luxury vehicles, they do provide a cheap and attractive cars for those in the market for one. I drove my friend's 2011 Sonata recently and was blown away by the standard amenities and style of the vehicle. While the engine was a bit lacking in power, it was enough to get me up to highway speeds and had ample enough power for passing.

    Bottom line. These are all great cars if you are looking for a sub-compact economy car. I personally would go with the ford because the interior is a bit more attractive than the other two.
     
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    Fuck, the focus is ugly as hell, but has the nicest interior and probably build quality of the three.. Forte is def the best looking car in the segment but the interior is meh.

    And lol @ deusaextera's trolling
     
  12. you know me

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    has he ever done anything else
     
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    Ford USA division. :rofl:
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    What the hell are you talking about? So first trolling is defined as "posting an opinion other people disagree with", and now it's redefined as "posting any opinion at all, even if other people agree with it"? What the fuck?
     

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