I hate this car!!! Please do not make the mistake I made! I bought this car because a friend of mine had one and loved it. I do not see how anyone could love this car.
My car has been in the shop eight times over the past five months. I am terrified to drive it anywhere. I constantly miss work and graduate school because it is in the shop for repairs. I feel like I am going crazy because the check engine light is always on, and that gets so irritating after a while! I would love to get another car, but I have used all my money buying this piece of crap!
The dealership finally just gave my car back to me last week and told me they do not know why my check engine light is on. How messed up is that? It is their job to fix your car, and they just give it back because they do not know what is wrong with it?
When I got to work this morning, I made sure all of my windows were rolled up. When I left this afternoon, my driver's side window was completely gone! At first I thought someone had vandalized my car, but when I looked, there was no glass on the ground or anywhere inside the car. A nice passerby helped me take off the window molding, and we saw that the window is stuck lop-sided in the door. When I pushed the window button, the motor runs, but then I hear glass crunching! I called Kia, and they said it will be covered under warranty, BUT if they can prove it was vandalism they are not paying for a thing, and it will have to come out of my own pocket! I told them it was not vandalism because there is no shattered glass anywhere in the car or on the ground, but they refused to listen and are insisting they can prove it was. Some warranty!
They had my car the entire month of July because the check engine light was on and they could not make it go off. They finally just gave it back to me and said they did not know what was wrong, and said an unsympathetic, "sorry!"
There are no words to describe how much I hate this car! The sad thing is that I am a college student, and used all of my savings to buy this car. I am stuck with it because I cannot afford a new car. I wish someone had stopped me before I paid all of my money for a piece of plastic that should not be out on the roads. There should be a federal recall of these cars because someone is going to die one of these days. They are so unsafe to drive! Don't make the same mistake I did. Save your money!!!
The dealership is awful! They get mad at me for constantly bringing my car in because it is breaking down. Like I can help that?!?! They never fix my car and are so tacky and rude. Unfortunantly, it is the only Kia dealership in my area. I have called around to repair shops, and no one will work on a Kia. (I wonder why...!!) I am terrified of next year because my warranty will be out, and I will have to start paying for all these repairs myself, which is money I don't have. Please don't do what I did. Don't buy a Kia!!!