This is basically a throw away car, and I will never own another KIA
Brakes not calibrated at dealership, but did not find this out until 4 years later when I took it in to have the back brakes replaced. They said the front brakes had never been used and it was a good thing I never really had to use them or it could have flipped the car.
Recently the car locked up and I had it towed to repair shop, only to find out it was due to blown brake light fuses (cost $100 for tow and fuse).
Stop and start running 2 years after I got it, and even after taking it into the dealership for oil changes, they failed to mention that it was a part that was causing the problem until I got about 2 miles from dealership and it failed. Then they did something about it.
Gas gage and clock are not accurate.
Driver visor replace 3 times immediately after purchase. I am waiting for something more to go wrong.
My Pontiac was better on gas mileage with a bigger engine than this KIA. As long as you do not turn on air or heat, go uphill, face into the wind or turn on the radio, it gets good mpg -- especially going downhill.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th June, 2009