As soon as I drove it off the lot, my
troubles began. I have returned this
car 8 times for repair. Mainly because
of cheap materials. I still have to
take it back for 3 more repairs. Most
recently the dashboard came unglued,
sounds like there is a screw rattling
around in the steering wheel, and the
paint is peeling. My nightmare
continues. I only get 22 MPG. Do
yourself a favor and don't buy one.
None - There is nothing I like about
Better quality control and
workmanship. The best thing they could
do is just stop making Kia's.
I had been looking at used '94-98 VW
Golfs for a Hatchback before I
realized Kia started making one in
2000. Lacking refinement compared to
a Honda or Toyota, but has an
excellent 4-Door Hatchback layout, and
for the price, it's good enough.
Engine responsiveness, trunk room,
fuel economy. Handling with tires one
size larger than original more than
good enough. Styling gets compliments
for its BMW-like shape.
Better lower back support in seats,
better open-door stays.
This car had multiple problems right
after buying it brand new. I sent it
to the shop three times for exhaust
problems. It is cheaply made and the
interior is drying and cracking. All
the air conditioning vents broke and
fell out about a year ago.
not a bad car as some magazines rate
it.good basic transportation very
reliable so far 40,000 miles as on car
has not had any problems at all,ride is
somewhat noisy comfort level is fair a
good second car for back to back.
somewhatunderpowered but not unbearable.
fun to drive handles excellent.air
cond. excellent,good sound system
I recently purchased a Kia Spectra 2000
yr. model, and so far I'm impressed
with the car for the price. Not too
many people could tell me about them,
but so far everything I've found on the
Internet is far from negative. I think
that Kia will continue to catch on in
the States. It's affordable and a
basic little car, but it's been great
for the gas mileage. I'm going to
college, and I drive back and forth.
It's perfect for what I needed.