This car is quick, stylish, smooth, quiet, and it handles well (if a little on the soft side).
I very much like the car, I think it's an excellent piece of machinery; there have been no notable problems in the 30,000 km that I've run this vehicle (50% city, 50% highway). It starts every time, it runs smoothly every time, is comfortable every time... It receives nothing, but praise from friends and co-workers who (prior to being given a ride) berated me for buying a Kia.
For my trips to the dealer (listed above), each trip to the dealer has included multiple issues for them to check out. I've been to the dealer a total of eight times in one-and-a-half years. The dealer who sold me the car tried to rip me off on a brake-job that the car did not need (they claimed that, at 12,000 km I had only 40% remaining on my brakes and that I would need a brake-job at 18,000 km; I confirmed that my brakes were OK at an independent mechanic; I have 80% of my pads remaining as of my most recent service), and proved incompetent at repairing any problems. Since then I've been using a different dealer, who has proven incompetent at repairing problems, but at least hasn't tried to scam me. I'm extremely displeased with my dealership experiences; it's the only part of my Kia ownership experience that holds me back from strongly recommending Kia vehicles to all my friends/family.
Yes, I would buy another Kia Magentis, but I wish the dealerships were better.
-The leather seats look and feel nice and are holding up quite well.
-The heated seats heat up slower than I would like.
-I wish the CD player had a "random" mode.
-I wish there was a little more headroom in the cabin.
-Friends still tell me my car smells new.
-One co-worker commented that a Mercedes would have better fit-and-finish in the cabin (I commented that it was far far far cheaper than a Mercedes, and not a "luxury" car).