"I really like this car. 2008 and still all original equipment except for air filters, oil filters, and tires. 138,000 miles and no problems except for throttle position sensor which was replaced and adjusted"
"I bought this car from a dealer in Sep 2013 with 85k miles. It now has 111k miles and still going strong. Overall it's been very reliable and required minimal maintenance; routine oil changes and no major issues. I get 28 mpg through town and 30-31 on highway. I also really like the cup holders (there are a bunch), the backseat seems pretty roomy the few times I've been back there, and visors are great; they can pull pretty far out to the side to block the sun. Mine is also a manual transmission. Compared to the 99 civic I had before, it doesn't shift as easily and seems a little more difficult to drive smoothly. Not sure if this is a clutch issue or just how the car is. It took some time to adjust to and can be annoying. Besides that, I have no complaints with this car and think it's a great value for the price."
Pros: "price, paint and mechanics, safe, great handling"
Cons: "leaks, dashboard rattling in cold temp"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This is my second KIA. Flaws have been with leaks to the interior, either through trunk seals or door channels/seals. Plastic dashboard snaps, crackles and pops with New England temperature change. I hope corporate can fix that because I really love this brand. KIA drives great, responds well, has really great power.
The exterior paint is superior; I have not had any rust or perforation issues with either car.
No major mechanical problems, just basic maintenance and normal wear/replacement.
This is a great brand all around, and I have several friends and family that have since bought KIA that have not had the problems that I have had."
Pros: "great price, 40 mpg, easy to drive, economical!"
Cons: "lacking better paint choices."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Car is very dependable, excellent response to throttle, smooth handling, 40 mpg and still fast and reliable. Front wheel drive is great in all weather conditions. Low costs maintenance. Best car Owned. Bought another Kia because of it."
"This car was great until suddenly, the tranny decided to go out at just under 58,000 miles. I saw on here that I was not the only one that had to go through that. I took pretty good care of it so this was a shock to me. Good sized car for a mid-twenties someone just starting their lives out. Good for road trips and has a decent amount of pick up. I would still have this car if it weren't for the engine woes..."