I bought this car new with only 60 miles on the odometer. When I first looked under the hood, I noticed that the anti-freeze was pink. Unusual, but I assumed it was just the color they use in Korea. Within the first two weeks of me owning the car, I go outside to start it and it does nothing. Completely does nothing. I get it towed at the dealers expense, they bring it back to me saying the catalytic converter was in pieces! They repaired this under warranty.
Not even a month later, the car has to go back in the shop. They can't find anything wrong and send me back home with the car.
A month later, more problems with the car and they keep it on the shop at the dealer for almost a week. They replaced the main computer on the car!
The car was in and out of the shop so many times I cannot even count within the first year of use. It was about an hour away from being a LEMON.
A few years go by and I have no other problems. Then a few months ago, I start having problems again with it. THE MAIN computer again! I've also had numerous electrical problems with the MP3 player and the dash lights not coming on, or all exterior lights not operating on ONE side of the car, which I had a friend repair for me, simple enough. Not a week later, I have to take it back to the dealer, for that main computer.
Today the emissions were due and the car failed. The engine light has been on for about two months, but I've ignored it. I simply can't afford any more repairs with this dang car right now. The error code on the engine light, according to the emissions test was crankshaft position sensor. Again - another electrical problem?
Now - I hope this is under some kind of warranty. What I want to know is why these cars have not been recalled. I have had nothing but problems with it. And I've been keeping up on all maintenance repairs.
As for the space inside the car, it is roomy enough. The trunk does have good space, but if you put the front seats back far, there isn't much legroom for tall passengers riding in the backseat. But it doesn't seem much less than most small vehicles I've ridden in.