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  • Thetoyraider's Avatar
    1 post since Sep '09
    • Hi,

      I'm new to this forum.  I'm thinking of getting a Kia Cerato Forte.  Anyone able to provide some useful feedback about this car - fuel efficiency, engine noise, maintenance issues??

      Many thanks in advance.

  • Rednano's Avatar
    6,522 posts since May '08
  • n0x's Avatar
    1,723 posts since Mar '06
    • Originally posted by Rednano:


      why bother with these websites when u know that the reviews they give are not objective...

      to TS... start from mycarforum.com...

      this is the wrong place to come to for decent reviews of any types of cars...

  • lianamaster's Avatar
    16,075 posts since Sep '08
  • frosterbeer's Avatar
    172 posts since Apr '05
    • its only as good as the price gets,

      depends on what you want the car for...really.

      45k is really a steal for a decent mode of transport. It has almost all the right gadgets the market has to offer.

      Keyless entry, push start engine, roomy interior, good looks, decent fuel economy..

      if your concern is $ and transport only go for it.

      Can forget about the japanese make, If only I can turn back the clock...

  • mh2's Avatar
    1,118 posts since Jan '08
    • it should be 10k  less than avante..

      but forte got more feature though....

      korea car = cheap. dun expect to much.

  • frosterbeer's Avatar
    172 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by mh2:

      it should be 10k  less than avante..

      but forte got more feature though....

      korea car = cheap. dun expect to much.


      Actually, nowsadays the feature and level of built are quite comparable with the Japanese make.

      But the price difference is at least 10k different.

      When u X this with eg. 7 yrs loan, it can be quite an amount to chip in.

      Singapore car + maintenance = exp..

      unless you've got spare cash and clearly define goals and means to owe and substain the car, go with your choice of make

      If not, Korean cars are defintely more than enough..

       

  • mh2's Avatar
    1,118 posts since Jan '08
    • what i say is:

      kia forte should be 10k less than avante... 40K

      avante should be 10k less than lancer GLX... 50K

      Lancer GLX should be 10k less than Altis...60K

      Altis should be 10K less than civic... 70K

      Golf should be on PAR with civic....80K

      (my perfect scenario, lol)

  • lianamaster's Avatar
    16,075 posts since Sep '08
  • mh2's Avatar
    1,118 posts since Jan '08
    • 5 year time???too long...

      by then the cost of car should be reduce further..

      all the FT migrated to a better land, less demand for car...COE plunged...

      and your jazz will go for 30K with COE included, then you got a high paying job that give 5k  every month...

      then u buy 2 jazz for 2 different color to drive on the odd and even day,

      ......... 

      O how you longed for that day isnt it?

  • lianamaster's Avatar
    16,075 posts since Sep '08
  • sinicker's Avatar
    14,341 posts since Sep '05
  • gasband's Avatar
    6,416 posts since Sep '02
    • Kia Cerato Forte seriously changed my view about Korean cars. It used to be plain ugly but with this Cerato Forte, Kia has give competitors a huge problem to think about, how to make cars, that look good and cost very little with decent performance. If you are not big on performance (Singapore buy what performance cars? Beware that the audience for your "performance" might just be the TP), then this car is the car to go for I would think. I myself am seriously tempted by the 2.0 litre version but well I am not abt to change cars yet so hehehe.

  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • yah lah, buy forte must buy 2.0A… more shiok…and not much more expensive than 1.6

  • alleggerita's Avatar
    8,119 posts since Aug '06
    • It's a bargain. Nice looks, long equipment list and low price. Go for it. It's funny why it's still not that popular in singapore.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,733 posts since Nov '03
    • Its ok but if you're concern about pick up(0-100kmh sprint) then it's not yours.But i have to admit this car is very steady on high speed.Accessories wise thumbs up.Quite reliable but not sure for long term usage depends on who is the owner too.Any good car if fall into the wrong kuku drivers sure the car suffer be it performance,maintenance or exterior.

    • Originally posted by alleggerita:

      It's a bargain. Nice looks, long equipment list and low price. Go for it. It's funny why it's still not that popular in singapore.


      Simple its the perception of most peoples that Korean and Malaysian cars are still inferior compared to Jap and continental makes even though times has change and so does technology and quality.Best thing is that you test drive,satisfied own it.Do not care what others have to say as you're the one paying.

  • citymax's Avatar
    817 posts since Nov '06
  • Ritz79's Avatar
    127 posts since Jan '05
    • i think kia is now offering 5 yrs unlimited millage warranty? Anybody just bought a forte?

  • Rock^Star's Avatar
    11,142 posts since Jul '05
  • mh2's Avatar
    1,118 posts since Jan '08
    • Originally posted by Ritz79:

      i think kia is now offering 5 yrs unlimited millage warranty? Anybody just bought a forte?

      ya unlimited. think it is only for the engine + transmission only.

      suggest: you travel on you car to mongolia and come back monthly la..
      then engine spoilt claim a new  1 from cnc. if they deny, then court case , print on newspaper la.. sue cnc....shiok bo?

  • lianamaster's Avatar
    16,075 posts since Sep '08
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,733 posts since Nov '03
    • Any car is good as long you wont skip the periodic maintenance,Self check your tyre pressure,Coolant etc.

  • lianamaster's Avatar
    16,075 posts since Sep '08
  • ALN's Avatar
    5,381 posts since May '05
    • forte 2.0 got almost all the features e.g. sunroof, cruise control, high bhp etc

      but few down side – dash board still too plastic, cabin width a bit small, and engine not smooth enough still…

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