1992 Kia Pride Reviews

1992 Kia Pride DM 1.4 gas from South Korea

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 kilometres
Most recent distance134000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Great low-cost transportation

Faults:

Axles worn out at 133000 km.

Breaks squeaking at 132000 km.

Thermostat stuck close at 134670 km, engine seized.

General Comments:

I paid $400 for this car as a cheap means of transportation during my stay in Korea. Great car until the engine seized. The air-conditioner blew very cold air and the heater worked wonderfully in the Korean winter. Very comfortable for its price, very cheap to operate and maintain. I drove all over the peninsula on this car, it always made it. Unfortunately it will cost more to repair the car than to buy another one, so this one is history for me. I will miss its good days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2003

11th Sep 2005, 10:26

I Just bought a Kia Pride for £200 as a run about. I think its the business very cheap to run and so tidy to drive. There are bits of rust on it but I suppose for that kind of money they won't galvanise it. Great car all round nice one Korea!

1992 Kia Pride LX 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Not a stallion, but a little devil when it wants to be

Faults:

Not a lot. Clutch, brake pads and exhaust (pretty run of the mill stuff), apart from that it's been a sound car. A wee darling in some respects, but if you want to drive a stallion, don't buy a Kia.

General Comments:

For a 1.3 engine, it does not have a lot of oomph and feels more like a 1.0, but getting around town is not a problem. If I were to take it on the open road, I would feel like I was driving a dodgem on a rollercoaster, but this is a fairly typical comment from drivers of most small cars.

My husband claims that he got it up to 95, but there must have been a wind behind him on a downward gradient or else he was talking crap!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th April, 2001

4th Oct 2002, 18:59

95 Mph is not impossible...

I've actually done 99 Mph in mine (160 Kph), though this was DOWNHILL :)

It does run up to 95 on a straight-away.

1992 Kia Pride LX 1.3 unleaded from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 unleaded Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles

Summary:

No frills, but no complaints and no big payouts

Faults:

Apart from when I left the light on in Luton Airport car park, it only ever refused to start once, in the biggest downpour I ever saw. The AA man came along and thumped the solenoid with a crowbar and said it would have worked again after it had warmed up. My Dad has kept it meticulous, replacing bits like brake pads and alternator belt.

General Comments:

I was soooo lucky to get this car. No rust anywhere, and still capable of dashing from one end of the country to the other without complaint. No frills, but no trouble either. Very economical, very reliable. Very green, but hey. And I like the white wall tyres. For two of us, it's perfect - I can get three grown ups in the back and their luggage in the boot. If you want a cheap starter car, you can't go far wrong with the Kia Pride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews