I bought this car in 2007. It was sitting in the used car section at a car dealership. At the time I wasn't even looking to buy a car. My brothers wanted to look around and I just happened to be with them at the time. They're the ones that gotten me into Firebirds and Transams. So when I saw this car I knew I just had to have it. This used to be a daily driver, but since I now have my grand am I use that daily and this on my weekends. One of the things that stands out to me on this car is the color, I love the chameleon green color. It currently has 138,000 miles on it, and still runs great.
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
It has a 3.4L V6
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Engine & Performance
Engine: 2.0L i4 Aluminum block
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)
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.
Turning Circle (curb to curb): 33.9 ft
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 Type: Electronic power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.9
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary
Personal avg: 28mpg
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
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
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
No factory options listed.
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
CD Player Std. Single disc, mp3, USB, AM/FM, Sirius, Bluetooth, Speakers
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