2000 Kia Pride Reviews

2000 Kia Pride LX 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carLada Samara

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

Reliable work horse

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance13500 miles
Previous carLancia Delta

Summary:

A great little runabout at a great price

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews