I have had my Kia for 8 years since I bought it new in 1998. It has been a great reliable car that is fun to drive, even in not so great weather conditions. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a good car at a great price. This car has taken me up and down the east coast several times and I have only had trouble with it last year when I had some problems with the fuel injection. Had no problems before or since.
Reliability, fun to drive. The car has a lot of interior room and I like the wide view you get out of the windows. There is not much to obstruct your view, not many blind spots. My car has over 120,000 miles on it and I'd expect it to last even a couple more years.
The interior started to go down hill after a while. The molding and the dials for the air conditioning were the main problems. Other than that, it has been great.