2004 Kia Amanti from North America
I bought the car used and started to notice the paint on the roof going bad. Several months later, I went to the dealer and they told me to get an estimate from a paint and body shop. I did that. They didn't like the estimate, so they asked me to come back to the dealership and they would have their guy look at it. I did that. They called me later to say it is out of warranty by 4 months. Irritated by the run around, and more irritated that I have a car with 35K and a crappy paint job. Looks like a piece of junk. DON'T BUY A KIA!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th September, 2007
23rd Sep 2009, 00:28
That's crazy. Look at the age and mileage of the car. I thought they had a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty! Obviously that is a crock of ***t just as I suspected all along.
27th Oct 2011, 22:03
The complaint about the bad paint is just like a recording of my problems.
Paint chipping off the roof, hood and trunk area.
Paint falling off the inside door jam.
Had to replace driver & passenger side decorator molding on the roof, because they were defective, and had a spider web effect in paint.
The car has 30,000 miles on a 2006 model (out of warranty).
Front windshield molding came off while driving down the road. Found out that the windshield was changed out before I purchased the car, because the car was damaged. Windshield was replaced with the wrong size windshield. I purchased the car off the showroom floor with 19 miles on it, and am unable to prove damage before purchase.
CD player has an electrical short. I was told $1500 for a new one, or $200 for a rebuilt (complete radio system has to be changed out).
Another electrical short keeps draining the battery.
I want to buy magnetic signs that say "Don't buy KIA".