The whole world might be saying that the Forte is good, but that's not what the used car dealers says. Just because it's a KIA.
Dear all Forte owners,
I find this solution good. When you wanted to sell your Forte in future say 3 years later, if :
1) You trade in with used car dealer, they will say your car resale value bad and give very low trade in. If you accept, it will give you bad impression that Forte resale value low and you will get angry then spread news that Forte poor resale value.
2) If used car panel offer too low trade-in, just post on newspaper, Mudah.com.my, autoworld, Motor Trader, etc and sell yourself. Forte is impressive and many youngsters who are still in college or just started work and those who wanted to save money prefer to buy used Forte.
Verdict, used car dealers will be responsible for bringing down Forte's resale value in future because their mentality is fixed at T, H & N resale value only good. Other brands even the good one will take in very low like 10k drop ever year. Since their target is to earn extra 10k, when they take in your used Forte at low price say RM30k, their selling price will not be at RM40k. Their action caused chain reaction to Forte's resale value affecting public perception.
Now take this example,
A guy who just started work with earning RM1500-2000 per month has budget of RM60k needed a car, will he go for used City or used Forte both same year model if both cost 60k at that time? At that time, the whole world including Singaland said that Forte is practical, reliable and durable. His chance of going for Forte will be high cause newer generation are IT savvy and will check internet for info. So if more demand for Forte, will the Forte owners purposely bring down their selling price? No.