2001 Kia Rio from North America
Factory tires suck. I replaced them with decent tires and they've held up fine.
The paint scratches very easily. Around 70,000 miles the car wouldn't turn on at all and the battery went dead because of the alternator.
I had the transmission replaced at 50,000, but it was under warranty.
Automatic transmision has trouble switching from second to third gear. Also, sometimes when I put the car in reverse, the engine stalls.
I can't imagine that the people who buy a KIA expect the car to be great. For $8,500, who would?
It is very noisy on the highway. Also on the highway the car gets blown around like it's in a tornado.
Hubcaps are very noisy.
When you turn the heat or A/C on, the whole car vibrates.
However, it is awesome on gas. Every serious problem I've had has been under warranty.
Most of the people who bought this car didn't do any research on it. I knew it was a cheap car when I bought it, so I expect that it has problems.
I would not recommend buying this car used!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd October, 2006