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post Sep 16 2012, 04:45 PM
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Well, Porky, my trusty steed for the last 10 years, 4 months and 25 days finally got replaced. After being the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned, I ditched her BEFORE she left me stranded. Rust was starting to grow rather rapidly, some places a little more critical than others (like the radiator mounts), and she needed a lot of little work that a car it's age and miles (155k) needs.

So we found a really good replacement. 2010 Kia Forte SX Sedan 6MT. Found it in Troy, OH listed for $13,900 with 18k miles on the odo. Ended up with $10k loan for a 2 year old car that's almost new.

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post Sep 16 2012, 05:51 PM
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I like it!!!


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When I saw the title, I was thinking that somehow Porky found it's way to your driveway and surprised you this morning. Definitely would have been interesting.

Great looking car! Congrats! (:


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post Sep 16 2012, 06:01 PM
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Awesome! Congrats on the car Bob thumbsup.gif


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My fav Kia color, congrats!


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Well, I got my first suprise with it. We reset the mpg computer thingy magiggy when we took it for a test drive. Then drove it home. It showed 33.4mpg average. It wasn't even close. I filled it up earlier and manually calculated the mileage and it was actually 36.1.

Also, and this is directed at Mitch........ is there a hidden sub in this car? I know the Hondar Element SC came with one in thefront of the center console. This thing hits like that. But for the life of me I can't find one.


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Nope. The SX sound system has excellent bass. You have three levels of bass boost.

Looks great Bob. Titanium is my second favorite Forte color. cool.gif

Also, here's a good link for ya...

https://www.kiatechinfo.com/Index.asp


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Nice car Bob! If something were to happen to my Elantra in the near future, I would be hunting for an SX like yours. wub.gif

But the real question: How soon until you install headerS, and a chip to get 300whp and 55 MPG? tongue.gif


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That looks sharp! 18K miles on a 2010 -- that's awesome.

Any mod plans yet?

Yeah, when I read the title I thought you were going to say Porky broke down on the way to the dealer. Glad to know everything worked out well.


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post Sep 17 2012, 07:05 AM
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well, not sure what plans I am going to implement yet. The vette is up for sale. If it sells, then we'll pay off the Forte by christmas and I'll start looking for a replacement for it. Currently thinking either a '13 Gen Coupe or a used C6 'vette. If that doesn't happen, or I dont find what I'm looking for by spring time, the Forte will get some Megan coilovers, rear sway bar and some 225/45/17 Star Specs to go on the stock wheels and I'll run it in STF for the season.

Today I'm test fitting some 18x7.5 Acura RDX Takeoff wheels to triple check my fitment. As long as they do fit like they're supposed to, I'm ordering some 225/40/18 Kumho Platinum LX tires. There's a monster knot on one of the stock Goodyear RS-A's, and the others are chopped like hell and dry rotted so I was going to need new tires as soon as we got home anyway.


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