I have a 2002 Kia Rio hatchback. I bought it in 2006, and wish I could go back in time and undo that day. It had 90,000 kms on it, and at 120,000 kms my engine seized. I didn't know it was seized, and it took the dealership over a month to figure it out.
They claimed it was my battery, then, my alternator, etc.. and so on. Of course I was over my warranty, so it cost me over 2,000 to fix.
My gas gauge stopped working 2 years ago, the car constantly stalls, with no explanation (literally, they just do not know why), my windshield arms have had to replaced every 3 months, and my clutch has had to be changed.
While this car has been the worst I have ever had, and I will never buy another one, in the last little while it has gotten me from point A to point B, without issues. I had racked up the mileage on this car, and it seems to be putting up with it so far... but I wouldn't expect anything less after all the money that had going into it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th May, 2010