My Kia is great!!
I haven't had any problems with my car. I brought my car in Sept 2000 and have over 85000 miles on it. It has gone from NC to Fl, OH and numerous trips to VA. I tend to replace my tires every year, but that's because I buy cheap tires. I get 344 miles to a tank which is pretty good.
My car has required minimum work done on it. The most expensive thing I have replaced so far that was not normal wear and tear was a gas cap. My son lost mine and I brought one from Advance Auto, not knowing that it would not work. After 8 months my check engine light came on and it was due to the gas cap. I had to get a new one from the dealership and due to the diagnostic charge it ended up costing me $84.
Now my car is at the dealership due to a recall. I also had them check out a knocking noise in the engine. They say it's the pre-silencer (what ever that is) and will cost $350 to fix.
I would buy another Kia.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th September, 2004