1997 Kia Pride Review

1997 Kia Pride 1.2L from Nicaragua

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres
Previous carMercury Sable


Excellent small car for the price


Passenger window switch works only occasionally. I can control it from driver side though.

Rear passenger window not working, mechanical.

General Comments:

Just bought this in Nicaragua, shipped from Korea. I was impressed with its quick response in 1st and 2nd gear. At higher speeds less so, but good for road conditions here. Seems like the most popular taxi model here which speaks well of its reliability and economy.

Parts are cheap and available. Hoping for good luck with this car. I understand the model was the same 1990 - 2000 and still has the same engine.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2006

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review