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Community Level 3sting_of_t...

sting_of_the_scorpion

this had better not be Kia's Pride

Advantagesgreat gas mileage

Disadvantagesdiscontinued, hi-cost maintenance parts

"...with, and I got a Kia Pride at next to nothing (US $100). I figured what the heck. The car is a four door hatchback and mine came with a 1300cc engine, no power steering, automatic and air conditioning. Perfect for a fixer-upper quick-money-bringer. In terms of looks, you can't do much worse (if at all). This car is square - even Scion doesn't have a car this square and boxy, and this car was probably the inspiration for Nissan's cube. Inside, ..." Read review
30.06.2006

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Community Level 1highlandsa...

highlandsaver

Pride at any cost.

Advantagesvery cheap to run

Disadvantagescan give trouble in the wet.

"...25000 miles in my wee kia and get around 45 to the gallon. The only problem I have had with it is due to the location of the ignition coil which is prone to getting wet. I have had to clean it and squert WD40 all over it and in the end resorted to covering it with a plastic bag to keep the water from splashing up onto it. I have been so impressed with the value for money that this car gives me I will get another when this one is 2 years old. ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 2Simwwjd

Simwwjd

BRILLIANT CHEAP CAR

AdvantagesGREAT CAR, CHEAP

DisadvantagesNONE

"This car has got every thing that you will ever need in a small car. It is quite nippy, got a decent acceleration, enjoyable to drive. You can even get a decent MPG out of it. This is one of the cheapest cars on the market ! It even offers electric windows. This car normally costs about 3-4000 GBP and is good fun! If you just want a car for popping to and fro then this is the car for you. Mi Brother has recently bought his one and doesn't regret a ..." Read review
31.03.2001

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Community Level 1Pejman

Pejman

good investment

Advantagesreliable , cheap , nippy

Disadvantagesweak chasis and body , gear ratios

"...a good fuel consumption. In conclusion Kia Pride is good because of it`s: reliability,economy,engine,equipment,interior space and is not suitable in some cases such as: chasis and body,handling,gear box,interior design. Thanks for your helpful advices and for reading. Pejman ..." Read review
07.02.2004

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Community Level 1tonoshi

tonoshi

Kia pride, Korean Class

Advantagescheap to run, reliability

Disadvantagesnone

"We have had our Kia pride for 3 years now. We purchased it as a used car when it was 2 years old. In the 3 years we have had it, we have had no problems at all. We found it to be very reliable and very cheap to run. It does 44 miles to the gallon, and has never let us down, and it has enough poke to get you anywhere fast, my husband has had 90mph out of it very comfortably. It has gone through 3 mot`s with nothing wrong, and has never let us down. ..." Read review
22.11.2003

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Community Level 1trickydoo87

trickydoo87

Good runner for an 80s reject!

AdvantagesCheap to buy (cos no one wants em!!), reliable, decent engine

Disadvantageslooks like a reject from 20 years ago!!

"I started driving my Kia pride last year when my dad bought one for me to learn to drive in. It sounded good V reg (1999/2000), only 30,000 miles, metallic blue, electric windows for only £1300. Then i saw it! Its previous owner was a farmer who totally knackered it. Multiple scratches, rust, and muck everywhere! After 2 months of cleaning though it looked ok inside and out (even though it looks like it was around late 80s/early 90s). I thought i ..." Read review
17.10.2005

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Community Level 2rachelneal...

rachelneal2004

Good First Time Car

AdvantagesReliable Cheap to Buy, Cheap to run

DisadvantagesDoes not like the wet

"...my mum gave me her Kia Pride its a bit rusty as my sister had it for 6 years then my mum had it for 4 years in all those 10 years it has never failed an MOT and the parts for it are cheap if anything needs replacing as it has the same parts as a Mazda but looking for certain parts in my area is very time consuming as there is not many Kias about but when you do find the parts they are very cheap. The kia is a small car and very reliable the only time ..." Read review
24.05.2004

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Community Level 1Stuart_asp...

Stuart_aspey_woohoo

The Great Kia

AdvantagesEasy to fix, loads of space and pleasant to drive.

DisadvantagesProne to rust, needing to shop around for parts and it looks funny as a van.

"I have been driving my Kia Pride since the start of the Year and I have to admit.... I Love the thing. Check out www.japarts.co.uk The link works, I'm on it now. It's a site that site that sells all Kia parts quite cheaply. If you know of someone who can fit tha parts for, this way works out quite cheap. My Pride is a fantastic piece of engineering. It must be near 15 years old and is working fantastically, Flew through the last MOT and is driving ..." Read review
20.09.2007

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Community Level 1EllieCaie

EllieCaie

Kia Pride

Advantagescheap, easy to drive, perfect first car.

Disadvantagesno power steering.

"...learning to drive and my kia pride is perfect for me to drive around in in between lessons. i was given this car as a present from a relative, and she assured me that she has never had any major problems with it the whole 13 years she has been driving it. it is a small, yet perfectly formed little car, easy to drive and relatively cheap to run. the insurance only costs me £60 a month as a learner, although i know this will go up when i pass. although ..." Read review
17.09.2008

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Community Level 1jamesleeds

jamesleeds

Brilliant for a First Car

Advantagesfuel economy, comfort, looks.

Disadvantagesrust, lack of power from alternator

"I started off with a 1983 series III Landrover, just after I passed my driving test. But it started to break down on a weekly basis, therefore I went looking for a nice safe, cheap reliable car. So far (touch wood) I havnt had many problems, apart from the fanbelt slipping, the alternater seems a bit too small to power the car. The only thing I was a bit concerned about was the unusual amount of rust, in unusual places for a 3 yr old car. But ..." Read review
16.07.2001

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Community Level 3winprizes2...

winprizes2000

kia pride

Advantageseconomy

Disadvantagesequipment levels

"I purchased a Kia Pride as my first brand new car as it was the cheapest on the market with a brand name that was tainted by a joke image, I was delighted with my purchase which went to to provide five years of trouble free motoring. Passengers never failed to be amazed at the interior room and the fact it was available new for the prices of a used fiesta or micra. The economy was excellent though relative to purchase price servicing seemed costly ..." Read review
24.10.2000

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Community Level 2brambridge

brambridge

Noddys runaround

Advantagescheap as chips, good in a crash, comfortable

Disadvantageslooks like noddys car.

"...expensive and the service from kia main dealers is about as much use as a chocolate tea pot. My advice would be to try the local scrap yard there more helpful and alot cheaper. For a car of this i would not expect it to fair very well in a crash but from personal experiance there alot tougher than they look. The car we had took a hard side on impact from an idiot in a fiesta. The result was the fiesta was dead and the kia drove home with a large dent. ..." Read review
03.01.2005

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Community Level 1Breasts

Breasts

I, KIA

AdvantagesCheap on fuel, insurance & tax. Mazda fuel injected engine & quite nippy

DisadvantagesNot many for what they cost. Image I guess.

"Kia Pride Shout 1998 3 door 1324cc I‘ve owned my Pride for over 4 years now so thought I’d update my review. So far this car has been 100% reliable. I use it nearly every day. I replaced the original battery which lasted 9 years. The only other thing I’ve had to do is replace the rear hub/wheel bearings which started getting noisy at 30K. The bearing kits are about £15 each and can be done without a mechanics press. My local garage only charged ..." Read review
19.07.2006

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Community Level 1boredinlei...

boredinleicester

The Best First Car Around.

AdvantagesCHEAP SO CHEAP

DisadvantagesNot sure how safe it would be in a crash.

"OK so it looks a little naff and I know many who have said 'ooh I wouldn't be seen dead in that' but I love my little car. I can fill it up in Leicester for £20 then drive home to sussex (3 hours roughly, 180 miles) and only used half a tank. It is so easy to drive and I'm not just saying that cos its my car and I drive it all the time, everyone can drive my car. I bought it for £750 secondhand 2 years ago, its only got 50,000 on the clock, the majority ..." Read review
26.03.2004

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Community Level 1zeit082

zeit082

Pride of Kia?

AdvantagesSmall, Economical. Somewhat efficient in fuel consumption.

DisadvantagesPoor sturdyness of the chassis and body.

"The KIA pride has long been introduced in europe and probably in the US, but in the philippines it was somewhat launch nearing 2000. The car was a hit, especially with taxi companies, who used its fuel efficiency and its low cost to the extent that they have more profits than operating expenses. But most cars, privately or for public used mostly has a 3-4 year life span before the car can be considered impailed and dying. I have driven a couple of ..." Read review
16.02.2006

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