Kia Pride Review from Trinidad and Tobago

1995 Kia Pride LX 1.3 carb

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 carb Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance197893 kilometres

Summary:

It is a work horse

Faults:

Rear brake cylinder corroded.

Camber keeps spreading.

Steering rack wearing.

Radiator top cracks up.

Driver seat needs to slide backwards a bit more.

Air conditioning always needs gassing.

General Comments:

Excellent on fuel consumption.

Excellent handling.

Model should come with 14 inch rims.

Excellent speed and acceleration, except when carrying 4 passengers, but still considerably good.

Rear spring should be more tense.

Grease nipples should be in all ball-joints.

The KIA corp. should seriously consider making a follow-up improvement model of the pride. I would definitely buy one for each member of my family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2005

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review