2001 Kia Rio rs 1.5 from North America
Third day of purchase my driver side door lock stopped working, repaired it then stopped working again. Then my passenger side door locked stopped working leaving me not being able to lock my doors. My hand brake jammed up and broke. My engine light came on after a couple of weeks of purchase. One night I went out to my car and smelt a heavy odour of gas and decided to start it anyway who knows I could've blown myself up! A friend told me not to fill it up past full because its probably a hole in the tank. After about 1 one year the car won't start right away after a couple turns it will. This went on till today. Then one day not to long ago the engine of the car seems to lose power and I mean horespower, in second gear with the pedal to the metal Miss Daisy would've beat me to the finish line! Then as quickly as it came it would leave (the power or torque or whatever). Not to normal to me. And this problem persists to today. Right now my car won't start and I'll have to lose a day of work to go waste money at the garage. thanks Kia!
Never in my right mind would I ever recommend this car to anyone. In fact, everyone I can I tell not to buy Kia.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th August, 2006