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Cars > Challenges > “Koup EX” Vs “Silver / My Beauty”

 

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2011 Kia Forte Koup EX

“Koup EX”

2001 Ford Focus SE

“Silver / My Beauty”

 
Photo of: 2011 Kia Forte Koup

No longer owned

Photo of: 2001 Ford Focus
 

Head to Head

 

About “Koup EX”

This car got totaled! fricken lady ran a stop sign and I t-boned her!

I've had my 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX for about 6 months now and love it. Have had zero problems, Ive done all my own maintenance so far, availability of mods are very limited at the moment so i custom made my DC Sports exhaust. Check out my album and vids and visit my youtube channel and tell me what you think! http://www.yo...?feature=mhum My new 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX 2.0L i4 6 speed manual trans. Its titanium color which is like a dark gray. Black and gray interior colors. It was around $17,400. Just got it so not much history yet. The new 2011 Koup is by far better than the 2010 which only had a 4 speed auto and 5 speed manual compared to the 2011 with the 6 speed auto and 6 speed manual. the 2010 Koup EX 0-60 was rated around 8.2 secs and the 2011 Koup EX is around 7.1 secs according to motortrend. I personally got a 7.2 0-60 on the first test and a 6.9 0-60 on my second test, recorded and uploaded on my youtube. Visit my youtube channel to see them: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum

About “Silver / My Beauty”

It is my sad duty to report that this poor car has passed away on the 23rd of February 2012. Due to major repairs that had to be done that exeeded the market value of the car. Hopefully its parts will be used on a car that the owner appreciates and may he rest in pieces.
R.I.P. Silver

Old description
This is my first car, there are no major modifications ... yet. I call it silver because its ... silver. I purchased it for $1500.00... not much more to say I guess. It just is what it is.

 

Specs for “Koup EX”

Please visit my youtube channel for my walk around and test run videos: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum
Also visit my cardomain.com account. http://www.ca...forte-koup-ex

Pricing
Price: $17,400

Engine & Performance
Engine: 2.0L i4 Aluminum block
Displacement: 1998cc
Valve Gear: 16 valve DOHC CVVT (continuously variable valve timing)
Horsepower: 156 @6200 rpms
Torque: 144 @4300 rpms
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Modded 0-60: 6.84 Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Modded 1/4 mile: 15.11 @ 97.66mph Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Stock 0-60: 6.9 seconds (personal timed and recorded on youtube, visit my channel: http://www.yo...feature=mhum)
Top Speed: 140mph (speedometer), 120mph (governed)

Transmission
6 speed manual overdrive

Body & Chassis
Layout: Front engine, FWD
Body Type: Steel unibody
Front Suspension- Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil springs, Monotube shock absorbers, Stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension: Torsion beam, Coil springs, Gas shock absorbers.
Turns: Lock-to-Lock
Turning Circle (curb to curb): 33.9 ft

Brakes
Brake Type: Hydraulic, Power assisted vacuum, 4 sensor, 4 channel ABS and electronic stability control.
Front: 11" Vented discs
Rear: 10.3" Solid disks

Steering
Steering Type: Electronic power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.9

Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary

Fuel Economy
City: 25mpg
Hwy: 34mpg
Personal avg: 28mpg

Interior Dimensions
Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.70
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.30
Front Legroom (in.) 43.60
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.90
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.70
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.40
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.30
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.60

Exterior Dimensions
Curb Weight (lbs) 2737 (manual)
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Safety
Anti-lock brakes
Electronic stability control w/traction control
Advanced dual front impact airbags
Dual front side-impact airbags
Dual front side curtain airbags
Impact-sensing door unlock
Front 3-point height adjustable ELR seat belts w/pretensioners
Rear 3-point ELR seat belts
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Info provided from www.kia.com

Specs for “Silver / My Beauty”

2.0L Inline 4 Engine
4 Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
110 HP
125 LB/FT

 

Factory Options for “Koup EX”

Koup EX package:

Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Leather Seats N/A
Power Seats N/A
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 2

Entertainment
CD Player Std. Single disc, mp3, USB, AM/FM, Sirius, Bluetooth, Speakers

Factory Options for “Silver / My Beauty”

My car has:
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
CD Player & A.M. - F.M. Radio
4 Speed Automatic Transmission (With Overdrive)

 

Mods for “Koup EX”

Performance

-Spectre Performance Custom Short Ram Intake
-DC Sports Performance Exhaust

Mods for “Silver / My Beauty”

Trailer Hitch (Former Owner's Installation)
Sylvania Super White Lights (My Installation)
Ford Licence Plate Frame (My Installation)
Fuzzy Dice (My Addition)

(Told you, no major modifications yet)

Future Modifications:
-Cold Air Intake
-Catback Exhaust
-Computer Reprogram
-Stage One Brakes
-Stage One Suspension
-Sway Bars Front and Rear
-Performance Tires
-Window Tints
-Rims
-Head Lights
-Tail Lights

 

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX album
2011 Kia Forte Koup EX
Photos: 29
Cover photo of Koup Mods album
Koup Mods
Photos: 7
 

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