I tested Forte, upgraded 6 speeds, both 1.6 and 2.0. Even though I do not intend to buy this car but test drive is a fun experience for me.
In term of power, I personally think that 1.6 is powerful enough. What I mean is when I pressedn the pedal, it would give me response.
In term of build quality, it is okay.
The problem is I could hear a loud engine sound when I pressed on the pedal.
Second problem is when I drive through uneven road, for driver, it was alright. But when my wife drove through the same road, I sat behind, felt like I was in the Avanza. According to the salesman, this car is tuned more to be sport car, that's why it happened.
I think with the package that this car provided and lower selling price, make more people willing to try kia's car.
r u saying 1.6 respond better then 2.0 ? Am not talking about the HP...but daily use, pickup etc....