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Kia Forte 1.6 (6-speed) Vs Proton Inspira 1.8


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ryder

Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

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Which has a better ride and handling, the new Forte 6-speed or the Inspira?

For looks the Forte wins hands down. More and more Fortes and Inspiras are flooding the roads of Klang Valley these days and it would be interesting to know what are the public's criterias when deciding between these two vehicles. I suspect Inspira owners are from the older generation who opt for safe choices(non-Korean brands), possibly having owned Proton vehicles for more than a decade or most part of their lives. Most likely in their late 30's, early 40's or the 50's. Forte owners are probably from the new or younger generation in their mid 20's to early 30's, or those who are not afraid to try something new.

Has anybody test driven both Forte(either the old 4-speed or the new 6-speed) and the Inspira? Which vehicle has a better ride and handling inching closer to the better continental vehicles?

At any rate I reckon the younger generation or those who are less patriotic would be less inclined to go with Proton vehicles unless they do not have other options. The way I look at it is after more than 20 years in the business Proton still fails to produce good cars and cannot seem to become independent. They keep using other manufacturer's design, do some minor tweaks and adjustments to the handling and suspension system etc. and then rebadge the vehicles under their own name. And the prices of these vehicles are still high when compared to imported vehicles in their "untaxed" form, Langkawi prices.

Choices will still be made as both vehicles appeal to a select group of folks who have different priorities in their lives.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:20 PM

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Go for test drive and find out for yourself....that is the best...... smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Feb 28 2011, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Go for test drive and find out for yourself....that is the best...... smile_thumbup.gif



are the 6 speed forte comes with a basic model range or naza will market it as their high end model ?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

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QUOTE (mosh @ Feb 28 2011, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are the 6 speed forte comes with a basic model range or naza will market it as their high end model ?

ask darrel brother, he knows better...... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:19 AM

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QUOTE (mosh @ Feb 28 2011, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
are the 6 speed forte comes with a basic model range or naza will market it as their high end model ?


yes 6 speed forte comes with a basic model... the EX

highend model will has extra stuffs/features..... the SX

QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Feb 28 2011, 05:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ask darrel brother, he knows better...... smile_tongue.gif


dun ask him better... he bengang already when i told him i'll get a 6 speed... lol
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

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QUOTE (nofear1979 @ Mar 17 2011, 01:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes 6 speed forte comes with a basic model... the EX

highend model will has extra stuffs/features..... the SX



dun ask him better... he bengang already when i told him i'll get a 6 speed... lol


kia is not like proton or perodua, offering more than 6 variances for each of their model....even with the so called 'lower-spec' forte i.e. the EX you still get 6-speeds, 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, 4 disc brakes, fog lamps and faster 0-100km/hr century sprint

as for FL SX, i wish not to comment coz now i really bengang as what NF said.... smile_blackeye.gif smile_disapprove.gif ...........


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Posted 17 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Feb 28 2011, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Go for test drive and find out for yourself....that is the best...... smile_thumbup.gif

This is a poll question la, uncle Vr.
My choice goes to Forte!!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

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QUOTE (darreltian @ Mar 17 2011, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
kia is not like proton or perodua, offering more than 6 variances for each of their model....even with the so called 'lower-spec' forte i.e. the EX you still get 6-speeds, 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, 4 disc brakes, fog lamps and faster 0-100km/hr century sprint

as for FL SX, i wish not to comment coz now i really bengang as what NF said.... smile_blackeye.gif smile_disapprove.gif ...........



go sell ur car fast2.....



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Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:42 PM

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QUOTE (cashloke @ Mar 17 2011, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is a poll question la, uncle Vr.
My choice goes to Forte!!

But no voting one....... smile_tongue.gif

QUOTE (rallychamp @ Mar 17 2011, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
go sell ur car fast2.....



buy 6speed model....it got huge advantage over 4speeder....dun believe me..ask peugeot owner comparing 4at with 6at.... smile_approve.gif

If still have potong kereta in future, then wait for 6 speed gear box....... smile_wink.gif

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 11:30 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Mar 17 2011, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
go sell ur car fast2.....


buy 6speed model....it got huge advantage over 4speeder....dun believe me..ask peugeot owner comparing 4at with 6at.... smile_approve.gif

u wanna buy my 4-speedster? smile_big.gif

actually the 4 speed does has its own advantage, longer gear ratio where i can pull up to 110km/hr easily in 2nd gear before it automatically upshift above 6,000rpm smile_tongue.gif .........the last 2 gears offered now in FL is more for highway cruising which does show improvement in FC...after NF got his chilli-red i will challenge him for a duel century sprint smile_cool.gif