2000 Kia Pride LX 1.3 from UK and Ireland




The only thing gone wrong with my Kia Pride is in 6 years:

2 wheel bearings

1 new battery

General Comments:

The Pride is a fantastic little car. It is cheap to run and reliable.

85mph top speed.

50mpg + on long run.

When the back seat is folded down, it's a roomy estate car.

They should bring another Pride series out.

No service manuals to buy, but dealers will give you a printout if you want to do your own repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

4th Jan 2008, 15:17

Hi, I have a 2000 KIA Pride, and I'm having problems with it every time I try to get on moving with it. I floor it and it kinda gets dead and then revs after 2 seconds. Can you give me some advice? Thank You.

2000 Kia Pride SX 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Reliable work horse


Exhaust Pipe Replaced.

Front brake pad was sticking.

Emissions (MOT)

General Comments:

Bought this car in hard times - I'd lost my job and I used some inheritance money to buy it. I wanted something cheap & reliable as I didn't have money to waste.

It's been a great car and has never let me down. Does about 400 miles a week at the moment.

It isn't the most exciting of cars, but does have character and becomes quite lovable after a while. My girlfriend is totally smitten with it.

While the engine isn't happy at high revs, I just love this car for it's low end torque around town. I've previously had twitchy GTi's like the 205 GTi which isn't happy at all around town. The Kia makes easy work of town driving and can turn on a six pence.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2004

2000 Kia Pride SXi 1.3 from UK and Ireland


A great little runabout at a great price


I'm on my third set of discs!!! They seem to have warped due to the relatively low annual mileage we do. Or so the dealer says!

Heater controls don't produce hot air in the two extreme left positions - or so the dealer says!

General Comments:

Other than the above, it's a bit spongy, if driving hard (ish) it's great. And that's from someone who drives a new Renault Espace and the previous car before for the wife was a Lancia Delta Turbo - a truely flying machine if a bit rusty at the end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2002