Hello all! As the title states, I’m new to Kia personally. I have known a few people with Kias. Was recently looking to get out of my truck (2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4 with 6 inch lift) for a few reasons. When I decided to back to a sedan, I eventually narrowed it down to a Forte GT. After extensive searching for a new GT Manual, there were none to be had west of the Mississippi. Almost went with the DCT (not a bad settle for sure) but got news from the dealership that the 23s were getting set to hit the lots. Fast forward to last Friday when my salesman let me know my car of choice had just rolled in on the truck. Picked it up Saturday morning. All I can say is that I’m super stoked and looking forward to getting to know the car!