I bought this car for commuting. The
car never gave me mechanical problems.
I had two issues:
1. Brake pads are now changed and
had a hard time finding the "old" style
brake pads. IF you don't find the "old"
style pads, you must change the rotors
as well. (around $150).
2. Console plastic is cheap. Started
to come up and I had to Glue it Down.
But at least the car doesn't make a
whole lot of noise.
The A/C works well and the overdrive is
really cool when on the freeway with
some traffic. Push the button and you
feel like you are on a different car.
Cost me around $30 to fill the tank
($2.15/g) but I go long ways with it.
LOUD road noise
Tires are expensive to replace. I
thought this was cheaper car to work on.
Brakes ... what a joke. Kia Dealers
have a hard time themselves trying to
figure out wha happened.
Less Road Noise.
Include Power Windows and Power Locks
on all models.
okay any vehicle that would require a
hole next to the shifter to put a
screw driver to over ride the
transmission has got to be a sign not
to buy this crap on wheels. we have
had to change the brakes 2 times
within the first 2 years (could have
been more if i continued to drive it
regularly). 5 recalls 3 within the
first 6 months of owning it. All the
problems we have had battery dying,
refusing to shift gears, wipers
breaking, center console falling
apart, interior falling apart, and
various levels of squelling and
shaking all happen after the warranty
ended, of course. FOR THE LOVE OF
GOD DON'T BUY A KIA.
REFER TO REVIEW ABOVE. NEVER BUILD A
KIA AGAIN. JUST GO OUT OF BUSINESS.
AND REFUND ALL THE MONEY THAT YOU HAVE
BILKED FROM TRUSTING CAR BUYERS.
The car has been a reliable, economical
car to own and drive. One aspect I
like is that oil only needs to be
changed every 5,000 miles; not that I
wait that long but I don't feel guilty
if I go over 3,000 miles before it's
changed. Approximately 25,000 miles
have been road miles and, while it's
not that quiet on the road, the ride is
not bad at all.
I love the adjustable seat and seat
belt. I'm under 5', my sister is 4'6",
and my son is 6' but we can all drive
the car with no problem.
THIS CAR HAS TRULY BEEN A NIGHTMARE.
THIS HAS BEEN MY FIRST CAR AND WITH
REPAIRS I COULD HAVE BOUGHT A QUALUTY
USED CAR. TO ANY ONE OUT THERE MAY BE
ONE OR TWO (LITERALLY) HAPPY CUSOMERS
OUT THERE BUT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAN'T
REFUND ALL THOSE WHO'VE UNWISELY
PURCHASED THIS CAR
This car has been the biggest
headache. In the last 4.5 years, I
have replaced the breaks 4 times, the
axel, and now the transmission that
comes just 1,000 miles outside of the
power train warranty. I am faced with
a $2,000 repair which is barely what
the car is worth. Don't take this
care even if its free! I have had
many cars before this one. All cars
have their little idiosyncracies - but
this one...Well all I can say as a
word to the wise - buyer beware. Even
my dealer doesn't sell Kias anymore.