2001 Kia Magentis SX 2.7 gasoline from North America
The KIA Magentis is a very comfortable and good performing car
Three sensors associated with the pollution control system were replaced.
The electric door lock actuating mechanism was replaced.
The driver's side and passenger side window operators were replaced at different times.
Six problems occurred with this car in a period of 2 1/2 years. Non of these problems were serious enough to discontinue driving the car until repairs could be carried out.
Normally, it should only require 6 trips to a dealer to get 6 minor repairs carried out.
However, it became obvious that Canadian KIA dealers do not have quick access to replacement parts. In the case of this car, it took 20 trips to the dealer to have them carry out 6 minor repairs.
It has always been a minimum of 2 trips for each repair. One trip to diagnose the problem so that the part can be ordered and a second trip, two or three days later to have the repair carried out.
In two instances, the wrong part was delivered and a third trip was required.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th July, 2004