Cheap, economic car for driving in the city
The alternator didn't work properly and it was changed under guaranty. The alternator belt was also changed.
Although the car is maintained well and not driven hard, but there is slight oil leakage from the engine.
There is always lots of noise in the car from the dashboard, tires and the little engine.
KIA pride is generally a small town car with good fuel economy. I managed to calculate the real consumption average of this car myself, it is about 11 Km/Lit with urban driving and about 13.5 Km/Lit in highway with 80 Km/h speed.
Having an engine based on the Mazda 121, the car is reliable if not pushed very hard.
The gearbox is very soft, except for the rear gear which is tricky sometimes.
The best thing about the performance of this car is its good 20 Km/h to 60 km/h acceleration with second and third gears. Anyway the 4-th gear is a big disappointment for speed lovers because it takes a very log time to accelerate from 60 Km/h to higher speeds.
Air conditioning system of the car takes the power of the engine making the movement of the car almost impossible. It's like the air conditioning of a big car on a smaller car.
With more than two people in the car it goes like a turtle then you can see in the mirror the real fury in the eyes of the drivers who are stuck behind you.
The safety of this car is really low. It is very light it has no airbags and ABS. The body of the car is very weak. So the driver should be very cautious.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th January, 2005