Kia Pride Review from Italy

1998 Kia Pride 1.3

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno


Cheap to buy, cheap to run and reliable!


The passenger electric window was already stuck when I got the car, then, the glass began to slide down. I had to put a piece of plastic inside the passenger door to keep the window up.

General Comments:

Great car for a very small prize! Here in Italy, a Fiat Panda (the older, uglier model without the optionals), costs more than the KIA Pride. Nonsense.

Very cheap to run. I get about 17 km./liter.

Very very reliable. I use it both in city traffic, and I also traveled from Italy to Poland and back (overall about 2500 km.) already two times.

The engine is not so powerful, but you notice it only at high speed. It's a light car and in the city it's power is more than enough. It's top speed is 165 kph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review