Kia Pride Reviews from Philippines

1991 Kia Pride CD5 1.1

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres

Summary:

Great first car

Faults:

Banged-up body when I got it.

When I bought it, I got 8 kms/liter. Immediately needed an overhaul.

Dashboard and door panels rattle.

General Comments:

After the overhaul, I got 17-19 kms/liter highway driving. 12-14 city driving.

Never broke down or overheated.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th May, 2012

1996 Kia Pride LX 1.3 petrol

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance644389 kilometres

Summary:

Have a pride and you will find it's better side

Faults:

Radiator cap.

Air filter.

Suspension.

Brake pads.

Clutch.

Timing belt.

Exhaust. I have replaced all three parts twice.

Insulations.

General Comments:

For the class of this car, it is powerful.

Too light. You will feel your are flying especially at high speeds and its suspension is too soft.

The dashboard is noisy when at high speed.

The engine roars loud enough for this class.

Air-con is strong, but eats the power for revolving tires.

Comfortable to ride; just volume up your radio.

It is still functioning after being stocked for 4 yrs. I have just replaced the spark plug.

It is fuel economical; I've just spent 2,450 Philippine peso for a full tank.

I've just replaced the brake lights, headlights, grilles in GTX version just for looks.

If you have Borla exhaust, you will have additional 10 hp. Before, it was 65; after, it was 73-75.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2007

28th Sep 2008, 08:00

Just curious, what is a BORLA exhaust? Tnx.

18th Apr 2011, 05:33

I have a Kia Pride Beta 2003. I am the 3rd owner.

My problem right now is that the engine went off every time I change gear. Before the condition was so smooth, but as the clutch was readjusted, trouble come along affecting the acceleration, going so high and when running and stopping in a crossing the engine went off.

The air con is functioning. My biggest problem is the timing and clutch. It has newly changed oil, the carburetor is newly clean but still high minor. Any idea to solve my problem?

23rd Jul 2011, 18:20

Check your fuel filter system. Fuel pump, filters, lines, EGR on TBI. The timing belt could have jumped or slid; that makes the timing off when shifting gears. It starts and runs though, but is rough and dies when load is present. Hope this helps

1998 Kia Pride GTX EFI

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance95200 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Great practical car

Faults:

Front disc brake pads and rear drum brake pads were all worn out.

General Comments:

This car is very economical for city driving.

The engine is very powerful though it makes a humming sound inside the cabin, but fades away when the car stereo is turned on.

The cabin is very spacious and the seats are very comfortable.

Lots of cheap spare parts available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews