I purchased this vehicle from a Barrie Ontario dealer in Sept 2004..it had 18000 on it (I was told it was a rental car b4 I bought it)-in any case the check engine light was on from day one. The most disturbing is when you would go it would hesitate and not seem to "catch" a gear..no power-you would turn it off turn back on and it would seem to reset itself. I took it to Barrie Kia before we moved and they said "if the problem isnt occuring right then we cant see it"-I told them while it's still under 20,000 if I find its transmisison related later I wont be happy. In any case I now work at Honda (thank the lands) I have thus far replaced the alternator and battery. There are FIVE codes (all
I have had my new car for little over
three months and I love driving it.
Even with a four cl. On the open
highway it handels good, I love the
style. The only neg. thing I can say is
the sterring when turned to sharp it
We bought our first new car in 04.
It is technically an 04 model, with an 05 body style.
We loved this car so much that when my husband wanted a new one we bought an 08 manual for him.
Great Gas mileage!
Great starter car for a young family.
The only cons are that the gas tank straps failed after 5 years, and I had to have those replaced, scary!
And the interior after 8 years is failing, seat is falling apart.
Experienced what felt like a transmission slipping problem before warranty was up - dealer test drove car with me and felt problem but wouldn't svc it without check engine light being on. Light came on finally and fun began. Murray, dealer, monkeyed with car 6 times and light kept coming back on - problem grew worse till car would stop. Had to go to Eastern Regional Office to open a case. After 6 more trips to dealer and a special kia tech having to come out to look at car (tech had to come out for other cars that Murray couldn't fix too) and replacement of wire harness ($900 part which did not correct problem), another tech FINALLY found o2 sensor problem, light off for 5 days.
I had the car for more than three years.
Firts year no problems except for radiator replacement $125 total not to bad
Secund year a bunch of problem came out
Power steering pump
Axles went out
Third year sold it for less than 1000 dls
Dont buy it