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post #89 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 04:28 PM
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I wouldn't worry about values when you do a transplant. Expect to lose your shirt no matter what you put in there. Originality will always sell better with these cars.

The KIA engine is supposedly a joint venture with Mitsubishi and Chrysler if you're worried about image.

Kia's 2.0L GDI Turbo Engine Specs | eHow.com

The bottom line is that if you are willing to go to a different 4 than the original engine, this engine has got to be one of the cheapest per HP, should be some good options for tuning, and they are sold with a 10 year/100mile warranty, so they can't be all that bad.
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