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2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » November 29th, 2012, 2:14 pm

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Pointman-IA » November 29th, 2012, 4:14 pm

Somewhat looking like the new rio..

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby j.o.e » November 29th, 2012, 9:24 pm

starting to resemble its cousin Elantra, prefer the current edgier model, but its still a decent lookin car.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Captainzaak » November 30th, 2012, 8:09 am

Wonder what the Koup model is gonna look like.

But i agree, looks very similar to the elantra.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby tourniquet » December 2nd, 2012, 11:15 am


:lol:

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 2nd, 2012, 12:12 pm

:lol:

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby acesinghit » December 4th, 2012, 12:32 pm

coming january 2013

is either i build the extension to the house or buy this for myself. somehow i feel bhagwansingh getting the money still :(

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 4th, 2012, 1:09 pm

I thought you already had a jetta...no?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby acesinghit » December 5th, 2012, 2:25 pm

wife has it and I sold my nze so looking for something rare.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby acesinghit » January 3rd, 2013, 7:58 am

does anyone know the ETA on this?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Anjelus » January 3rd, 2013, 8:18 pm

Southern Sales is suppose to be getting it around March/April 2013....thats what i heard.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Peto » July 18th, 2013, 11:08 pm

Got one,its really nice

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby svramoutar » July 31st, 2013, 11:44 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:What yall think?

More pics @ http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-kia ... to-5466741


Allergic, VW forcing me to look at these now, lol! Gonna test drive next week.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » August 1st, 2013, 1:33 am

Hope it works out for you. Feature wise the cerato is nice.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby svramoutar » August 1st, 2013, 11:46 am

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:Hope it works out for you. Feature wise the cerato is nice.


Very nice features, but what is even more important to me is how well it feels and handles on the road.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby eurotuner » September 24th, 2013, 9:02 am

Any new reviews on the new Cerato guys?? Thing looks sexy in black, ohhwee

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby JStaples » October 7th, 2013, 9:12 am

Bought one for my wife...d woman love that vehicle too bad. So far so good. Very smooth ride and stable on the road. Very luxurious feel to it. Cant go wrong

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby svramoutar » October 9th, 2013, 5:18 pm

I find it looks sexy in white! Glad to hear it's running good so far, keep us updated please. Will probably be looking to get one next year.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby metalgear2095 » October 15th, 2013, 11:18 am

What's the cost? The blue looks great.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby amitrajput » October 16th, 2013, 5:45 am

The car looks good in RED. But this car resembles with other cars launched already.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby metalgear2095 » October 16th, 2013, 4:45 pm

amitrajput wrote:The car looks good in RED. But this car resembles with other cars launched already.
point?

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby JStaples » October 17th, 2013, 8:00 am

Fully loaded costs about 201k at southern sales.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby vickyexp » December 3rd, 2013, 12:03 am

picked up a blue forte earlier today, it replaces a dodge dart. Didn't do much driving so far but it handles better than the dart plus the ride is much better, I was surprised at the size of the trunk space which was the deciding factor for me. Choose this over a Chevy Cruze or another Dart.

It's the same blue which is posted above but got black fabric interior, will provide an update once I put some miles on it.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » January 7th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Collected mine on the 4th.
So far loving every moment of it!

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » January 13th, 2014, 11:58 am

After a little over a week, I have little to complain about with this car.
The driving experience is so effortless, Comfort mode has spoilt me.
I initially thought it to be a dangerous feature thinking that the car would over compensate on a sudden pull of the steering but I've dodged a couple 'sudden' potholes already and the handling was better than I thought! Nothing worrying and no loss of control. Also had chance to experience the ABS and its not as harsh as what I've gotten accustomed to on other vehicles. You hear and feel the ABS but its not violent and the car stops gracefully without any abruptness.

I also came across a few things (either in the manual or by digging up).
I'd thought I'd share with other owners incase you havent discovered any.

    -If you hold down H and M together on the dash clock for a few seconds it changes to 12 hour.
    -The daylight sensor is located in the center of the dash board close under the windscreen (same unit with the security sensor red light). This controls the Auto headlight function and if blocked, the headlamps will turn on.
    -Pressing the lock button twice on the remote will turn off the headlights (Particularly useful if you use auto headlights as you can now leave it on Auto permanently)
    -You can start the car without mashing brakes by hold the Start button for more than 10 seconds.
    -Also if your remote's battery is dead you can start the car by pressing the Start button with the remote itself.
    -You can also switch off the car by holding the Start button for more than 2 seconds while the vehicle is in motion.
    -You can switch to tiptronic mode without manually putting the shifter in tiptronic by using the paddles but you must be doing over 10kmh.
    -The traction button (to the right of the steering wheel) controls more than just traction. Its used to turn off the Engine Control, Braking Control, Stability Control, and Hill assist. Be sure to turn these off if you're ever planning to dyno.
    -The car will not lock if the remote is inside the car. The remote accidentally slipped out my pocket and was on the seat when I tried to lock the car from the handle and it didnt lock!
    -If you have an iPhone running iOS 7, the car's radio can stream iTunes radio!

My disappointments so far are:
    -Inability to drive with the front parking sensors on permanently (You have to turn it on all the time as it automatically disables over 10 or 20kmh).
    -The Daylight sensor is waay to sensitive, the headlights turn on when outside is still bright.
    -You can drive the car without the remote, if the engine is already running. (I suggest install a GPS alarm asap).
    -The shift response from the paddles are not as quick as using the shifter.
    -The wheel wells are not undercoated. South SSSL offers this at an additional cost.
    -And dont be fooled by the brochure, the model SSSL offers doesnt come with heated steering, heated seats or ventilated driving seat. Neither do they offer the sporty aluminium pedals.

Other than those little niggling issues the car is a great experience and more than worth the price tag. I own a black and its a pain in the ass to maintain but its worth it. SSSL doesnt recommend any alterations except they allow going up to 18" wheels in case you dont like the look of the stockers.

Lastly, I will recommend you go with Feroze (aka 'Kia Motors' tuner) as your SSSL sales rep. He handles the entire process very professionally and is always available to answer your questions either by phone or email. Although he is based in the south branch it is well worth the time if you are from north and considering purchasing your 2014 Cerato!

Other owners lets make this thread into a great knowledge base! Share your experience!

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby metalgear2095 » January 13th, 2014, 9:35 pm

The headlights come off automatically after a few seconds when the car is shut off. I'm still afraid of that comfort setting.

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby Adjudicator » January 14th, 2014, 9:06 pm

any word on fuel economy yet

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » January 14th, 2014, 9:07 pm

Approx 550km on Super with peak time traffic on AC

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby ace » February 4th, 2014, 3:38 pm

550km on super ! wow thats great !I went a checked one f this out today .........sweet ride !

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Re: 2014 Kia Forte/Cerato

Postby idlemind » February 4th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Hearing the price went up to $208k?
That true?

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