2002 Kia Rio Cinco from North America
Crappy model, crappy vehicle
What hasn't gone wrong with this car?
Years ago, when the car was about 3 years old, the rear tire ball bearings went. It was still under warranty, but the Kia dealership didn't want to fix it.
In addition to the ball bearings, the driver's side door was jammed. Again, the Kia dealership would not fix it.
I called Kia corporate to file a complaint about the dealership and their refusal to repair things that were under warranty.
Both were fixed, but the driver's side door started having the same problem again about 2 years ago. If I can't unlock the door, I have to open the window and open it from the outside, or be forced to climb over to the passenger's seat to get out.
In November 2012, the belts all went at once, no warning, they just went while driving to get the car checked out. Replaced the belts and the battery.
Last week, the engine stops, without warning, came to a dead stop on a busy street. Luckily a police officer was driving by and helped push the car to safety.
The car has poor gas mileage.
Everything inside falls apart easily; I sometimes wonder if the interior was put together with particle board and wood glue.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th April, 2013