First Drive: 2010 Kia Forte

The Forte is technically the successor to the Spectra, but it is really so much more than that. This time, Kia decided to leave the help of the rocked-out Soul hamsters behind and instead concentrate on product, not marketing – though we do like the hamsters. The main competitors in the segment include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda Mazda3 and when you add in the secondary targets of the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cobalt, it shows why anyone would need to strike hard when attempting to show up as a seriously dominant player that sells on more than just low prices.

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Label information
There are several important labels and identification numbers located on your vehicle. The label locations are identified in the illustrations shown. Vehicle identification number (VIN) To chec ...

Sunroof
If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the sunroof control lever located on the overhead console. The sunroof can only be opened, closed, or tilted ...

Remote keyless entry
Type A Type B Remote keyless entry system operations Lock (1) All doors (and trunk) are locked if the lock button is pressed. Type A The hazard warning lights blink if the lock button i ...