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Kia Forte, Car Buying, Car Financing, Coupe, Sedan
#40 of 71 Re: Kia Forte 2010 buyin prices [igozoomzoom]
Feb 08, 2011 (9:08 am)
A buyer should understand TrueCar and its relationship to dealers. The prices quoted on TrueCar do not represent the lowest price possible. TrueCar must make a profit, since we don't pay that profit comes out of the sales price which are set by the dealer and are not likely the lowest price available. Best to use TrueCar as a starting point and seek to purchase at least a few hundred dollars less. I did this last year and purchased a new vehicle for several hundred dollars less. The dealer informed me he uses TrueCar as a source for leads. The key, don't use the TrueCar site to contact the dealer. Use TrueCar to identify the dealer and then visit the dealer and negotiate a price lower than the TrueCar price.
#41 of 71 Re: Bought [ruchit]
Feb 22, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Can you, please, let me know where are you getting $14500 fpr Forte EX?
I am looking for EX model w/o options in Albany area and dealers are not giving good price here.
#42 of 71 2011 Forte EX Sedan w/Prem Pkg
Mar 14, 2011 (6:18 pm)
'11 EX w/Prem Pkg, cargo net & applique
Rebates of $1,000 + $500 competitive
Price before TTL $16,470
May 14, 2011 (12:06 pm)
If I can get a 2010 new EX, is $13,600 about right or can I get it for less? They haven't given a number, but I think they're pushing for 14,100. Should I wait to try to get a 2011 EX for 15K. I'm not excited about the 4 speed transmission on the 2010.
#44 of 71 Re: 2010 EX [dodgerdeal]
May 14, 2011 (7:50 am)
go for the sx model instead.more power,nicer wheels,sunroof,nicer interior,for not that much more than the EX model....
#45 of 71 Re: 2010 EX [steven39]
May 14, 2011 (7:53 am)
I don't need that stuff. Just trying to see if that 2010 is worth it rather than trying to get a deal on a 2011. I'm afraid the 4 speed transmission will give me problems later on after the warranty is up.
May 27, 2011 (4:32 am)
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#47 of 71 Certified Pre-Owned Kia Forte
Jun 03, 2011 (6:46 am)
Guys, I am trying to purchase a used 2010 Forte EX. Is anyone familiar with Kia’s CPO program, I am having difficulties figuring it out.
I understand that every CPO comes with 10/100,000 powertrain warranty, but Kia’s website also says what for a second hand car powertrain warranty becomes 60,000 from original 100,000. Used Kia that I was has 24,000 on it, so does that mean that I will be basically getting 36,000 not 76,000 as I expected.
Also, it seems like most CPO cars come with 12 month bumper to bumper, I did not see anything of the sort on Kia.
Can someone shed some light on this whole Kia CPO thing, they website (if you can find it) is very, very unclear.
#48 of 71 Re: Certified Pre-Owned Kia Forte [seaurchin]
Jun 03, 2011 (7:28 am)
if you were down here in south fla i would sell you mine which is for sale.2010 kia forte koup sx with auto,sunroof,and about 11,000.00 miles on it.asking price is $16,500.00 and has the balance of factory warranty.
#49 of 71 Re: Certified Pre-Owned Kia Forte [seaurchin]
Jun 03, 2011 (11:40 am)
"Guys, I am trying to purchase a used 2010 Forte EX. Is anyone familiar with Kia’s CPO program, I am having difficulties figuring it out.
I understand that every CPO comes with 10/100,000 powertrain warranty, but Kia’s website also says what for a second hand car powertrain warranty becomes 60,000 from original 100,000. Used Kia that I was has 24,000 on it, so does that mean that I will be basically getting 36,000 not 76,000 as I expected."
When the car was sold NEW, it came with a 5yr/60k Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty and 10yr/100k mile Powertrain Warranty. The 10yr/100k Powertrain coverage is only valid for the original owner. The Powertrain Warranty drops to 5yr/60k for any subsequent owners.
The only EXCEPTION is a vehicle purchased from a KIA dealer that meets their requirements for their CPO program! The CPO vehicle carries the remainder of the 5yr/60k Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty (if any) AND it retains the balance of the 10yr/100k Powertrain Warranty as well! =)
For instance, let's assume this CPO 2010 Forte was sold new 18 months ago and now has 24,000 miles on it. The balance of the full warranty would cover it for another 3.5 years and/or 36,000 miles. The Powertrain Warranty would cover it for another 8.5 years or 76,000 miles, whichever comes first. Another nice perk of the CPO- it would also have 24-hour Roadside Assistance for another 8.5 years regardless of mileage!!!
If you bought a used 2010 Forte from any other source with the same mileage, all warranty coverage would expire in 3.5 years and/or 36,000 miles.
Before making a purchase decision, have you considered a NEW 2011 Forte also? KIA is currently offering some great financing specials on the 2011 models- 2.9% APR for 60 months or 3.9% for 72 months if you qualify. Financing $16k at the 72 month rate would translate into a payment of less than $250/month...or around $287/month for 60 months!
The 2011 model has a new 6-speed automatic transmission in place of the 4-speed automatic used in the 2010 models. The result is an increase in fuel economy from 25/34 to 26/36mpg along with slightly quicker acceleration. They also added features such as a trip computer, outside temp gauge and dual illuminated vanity mirrors to the 2011 EX model.
I highly recommend checking out the new 2011 Forte EX 5-door hatchback. In addition to the improvements on the sedan, it also has sporty 16" alloy wheels in place of the sedan's 15" steel wheels and several other neat features for almost no addition cost! You can buy a new 2011 Forte EX 5-door A/T for around $16,400 here in Atlanta...an incredible value!
Just some things to consider....good luck!