Great car for a great price
I have had no problems at all with my car. I have read a lot about the issues with the automatic transmission and other issues with starting. There is a technical service bulletin about this issue so KIA knows about it.
I am quite happy with this car. I got a decent deal on the car, but otherwise it's never seen the dealer, and as long as I don't have a problem that's warranty related, it won't be going back to the dealer.
I get the oil changed every 3-4K miles. I drive it like a maniac because I was used to my Camaro having a lot more power, but otherwise the car is great. 30 Miles Per Gallon, Driving it Hard!
I drive about 30-40 thousand miles a year by the way, so the low resale value won't really be problematic to me. I'll see how it goes in a few years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2003