1999 Kia Pride SX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Was OK when running well... wouldn't have another!!
Passenger door leaked water in... really bizarre... came in under the bottom door seal and settled in a pool in the footwell.
Petrol locking cap didn't lock, kept popping open all the time!
Engine starting behaving badly... juddering, jumping, kangarooing... drinking petrol like it was going out of fashion!!!
Spent 2 weeks in the Kia garage, and they couldn't find out what was wrong with it!!
New this, new that, new the other... still no improvement!!!
Was a nice tidy motor which ran well... until it went wrong, then it was a devil of a job to find out what was wrong with it... it deteriorated so quickly!!!
A little too light and flimsy for me... buffeted around a bit too much in strong (ish) winds... not great on slippery roads.
Very basic inside, but roomy and comfortable enough... although a little flimsy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th June, 2007
15th Jul 2007, 14:50
It sounds like a problem with coil or magnet. Which parts did you renew?
My car's coil cracked and I had the same problem with the engine, but after changing the coil the problem was solved.
4th Aug 2009, 06:34
I agree with comment re coil; mine was the same, but has been fantastic since then.