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    Default Honda Civic SI vs Kia Forte Koup SX

    For those who read french, a good little article on the two vehicles. Civic still remains the leader however.

    Honda Civic Si-Kia Forte Koup SX: Ça rue dans les brancards!







    Les porte-à-faux réduits donnent du mouvement au Koup, dont la proue - malgré le dessin harmonieux de son capot - pâtit de l'énorme prise d'air grillagée, du genre «j'aime manger de l'asphalte». A contrario, la partie arrière témoigne d'une certaine hardiesse en faisant émerger une sorte d'appendice sculpté au-dessus du coffre formant, de part et d'autre, un épaulement qui élargit les ailes. L'effet de style améliore visuellement l'assise de la voiture.

    La Civic, c'est tout le contraire. La partie avant, plus fine, pose un regard plus agressif sur la route, mais la partie arrière manque d'originalité et demeure, à notre avis, un plagiat de la défunte Ion (Saturn) trois portes.

    Original ou pas, le coupé Civic demeure la coqueluche de sa catégorie. Les mauvaises langues ne manqueront pas de rappeler que la japonaise fait face à très peu d'opposition. Les coupés Focus et Cobalt, pour ne nommer qu'eux, flageolent depuis un long moment sur leurs vieux os. Le Koup, lui, repose sur une architecture autrement plus moderne, mais loin de représenter une aubaine dans sa catégorie.

    Pour justifier son prix plus élevé, le coupé sud-coréen prétend offrir plus de puissance (jusqu'à 173 chevaux), plus de volume intérieur (2568 litres) et plus d'accessoires de série que tous ses concurrents. À ce sujet, mentionnons que le Forte Koup (appellation officielle) propose un correcteur de stabilité électronique, des appuie-tête actifs, des baquets chauffants, un climatiseur et un régulateur de vitesse sans frais additionnels.
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    kia has come a long way.

    they are even competing in the kini challenge this year.

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    Si should pump the Kia... 197 vs 173. But like said before kia has come a long way. Good looking car but if it was my money Si takes it.

    This article doesnt have any 0-60 times to compare the two cars :S unless i missed it somewhere...
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    I see two civics??? ...

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    no contest.. the Si is a Far superior car but also costs a TON more than the Kia.

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    Kia looks like, and is, a shitty knockoff for people who can't afford the Si..


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    Quote Originally Posted by А4663ИВ View Post
    Kia looks like, and is, a shitty knockoff for people who can't afford the Si..
    Something like that...but still "looks" o.k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michal View Post
    I see two civics??? ...
    i also see two civics

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    typical azn stuff, find something great and make it cheaper. Gatineau must love it.

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    bah

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    I have not tried but I am starting to see alot of them on the road. So like it or not it looks to be selling well.

    Has anyone driven one? any fun? or just so-so?
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    Civic Si > Kia Forté

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    The Honda is obviously a better car... but for value the kia wins hand down, its much cheaper. Kia is Hyundai.

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