I like it
I have to change the oil every 3000 - 5000 miles.
I put in a new air filter.
The check engine light came on, but it did not produce a code and went out after the air filter - so I guess that was the problem.
I just replaced the front brake pads and noticed that the struts were leaking fluid. They will have to be replaced. This is probably why the handling feels a bit loose.
I also noticed that the vacuum hose that runs the locking hubs was damaged on both sides. Fortunately for me the hubs are stuck in the locked in position so I have had 4x4 every time I have needed it, but I bet that's why I use so much gas!
I really hate that I can't open the back hatch without undoing the flimsy and difficult back window.
My Geo had a much better design.
I like the interior. It is way more comfortable to ride in than my Geo Tracker was.
Overall, this is a pretty nice go to work cheap vehicle.
My other care is a Suburban 4x4, so even with stuck hubs, the KIA gets good mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2007