I just bought this car alittle over amonth ago. It is agreat car, but there is something wrong with the idel. When you drive it, its okay...but while you are stopped or in park it idels really high. There is also asmall piece that is on the car, that still works but there is some part broken where the hose is suppose to go, we think that might be the problem, but no one knows what this part is or called just something to do with the idel.
This car, for what it cost me and for
the way it was designed , wasnt a bad
buy.It is easy on gas and tires. The
front wheel drive is a god send in the
snow and ice. I have had some
problems with a sensor going out .
Expensive sensor, 310 $ plus labor !
The local dealer wasnt real helpful
fixing it and i had to take it to an
independent shop. They had it
diagnosed in 45 minutes, whereas the
dealer couldnt or wouldnt tell me what
was wrong with it in 3 seperate trips.
Go figure that !
Well not totally
The car stales all the time when the
temp and humidity goes up and the dealer
got me on a technicality that it was
over 12,000 miles the first time I took
it in. It was 12,105 miles. I just found
out by the police that my speedo is off
by 5 miles an hour, which makes me
wonder...is my odometer off too? And if
so that means that Kia stiffed me out of
a car. That was in 98 I guess I am still
bitter about it.
I bought this little car last month, and I was pleased at the smooth idle and responsiveness of the engine (148,000 mi!) Runs well, handles well, and has decent gas mileage(28?). A couple of annoyances: the radio doesn't work, and the check engine light is on, and I have no turn signals. I think it will be a good car, though..I'm 6 feet tall and have plenty of room and it seats 4 fairly comfortably. I would not discourage someone from buying a kia, even an old one with a lot of miles.