2001 Kia Rio LS from North America
Kia should be out of business, what a horrible purchase
Just about everything went wrong with this car.
When I first bought my Kia Rio LS I thought it was a good buy. I was a college student looking for a cheap, reliable vehicle. I was wrong about this car! I went out after class one night and my car wouldn't start and this was about 2.5 months after purchasing it. The starter was replaced and later on the brakes were grinding and a fair amount of work was done then. It was my first vehicle and I really wish I found a site like this before I signed on the dotted line. I took my car to my local Honda dealership and traded my car in. The resale went down a lot, but I didn't care. I didn't feel safe in my car, I was embarrassed to have owned one. I feel as though Kia didn't stand behind their vehicles and I would never give them the time of day for my business. Please re-consider if you are thinking of buying a Kia, there are far better cars out there and Kia's really aren't attractive cars. I can't stand the look of them. You get what you pay for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th December, 2002
Your review was pretty accurate. I thought buying a Kia would be a wise idea and boy was I ever wrong. I can't stand the look of them now. I have to drive by the Kia dealership on my way to work and whenever I see someone test driving a Kia, I feel like stopping and warning them. That's pretty bad really. Anyway sorry you had the luck I did... they are definitely lemons and I pity anyone who owns one.