2007 Kia Picanto LX 1.1 from Philippines
A reliable everyday car
5 years from the time I bought the car brand new, the clutch cable broke. Had it replaced for less than $15, including labor cost.
Just this month (July 2015), I started hearing a knocking sound underneath. Had it checked and was told that I need to replace the stabilizer bars in the front suspension. I was quoted $50 for the cost of replacement.
I've had the car for 8 years now, mostly used to drive to and from work daily. I've had no major repairs to the engine, suspension, electricals, or air conditioning system -- the usual things people complain about with the more expensive sedans. Very reliable, never once did I get stuck anywhere due to any engine or mechanical trouble. Pleasantly surprised and satisfied with this car. Maintenance and upkeep cost is affordable as well, and the fuel consumption for city driving is very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd July, 2015