I bought this car second hand from a guy who drove mostly highway. In the few months that I have owned it The hatchback has locked up several times, the driver's side door only works half the time (meaning I have to climb out the passenger seat). The car has stalled on me in mid-intersection. The engine light came on and car started to lug, had to pull over it lost all acceleration. The engine constantly revs and drops back down making it impossible to get to the speed you want easily. The back right window will not open from drivers panel. Overall I'm really unhappy with this car and regret buying it.
the sound system was great, loved the space and the style of it.
Everything, I am so fed up with this car and it's constant crap.
Worst Car ever once I got it I had to take in in after a few months do to the weather guard on the windows being deformed. Tires blow out so fast on this tire it's not even funny. If it weren't for the great mileage it would have no up side.
Overall the car has been reliable, requiring little maintenance. However many smaller items such as door handles, rear hatch handle, wiper arms, and headlight bulbs fail. Also horn no longer works, keyless entry no longer works, and power locks malfunction, indicating poor electrical system.
Reasonable handling, good fuel economy, reliable engine.
Improve body hardware, improve electrical system, needs one more gear.
Great little cheapie, all I expected was for her to get me from point a to b cheaply, and reliably, and she's definitely filled those requirements. I expected low power due to the engine size but it's more than sufficient on flat roadways. I would not recommend the automatic, in hilly or mountainous conditions, since the computer wants to up and downshift to maintain road speed. I haul a lot and this little wagon just keeps on chuggin', my gas guzzlers stay at home while I drive this one back and forth to work. I doubt you could have found a better car for the price back in 2003.
Looks, interior layout, quality of construction, driver's arm rest.
Although we are in a position to
purchase vehicles that are more
expensive than Kia's, we've found that
we simply don't want to. We now own 2,
(1 Cinco, 1 Sedona), and have every
intention of making the next 2 vehicles
Kias as well. For the money, you
simply cannot beat the quality,
warrantee, and simple (albeit modest)
comforts. I sincerely believe that Kia
and Hyundai have, and will continue to
change the North America car market
Ergonomics, design, fun to drive, and,
obviously, the warrantee.