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Hatchback, Saloon, Estate - Front (FWD) - Petrol

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Good

great gas mileage

discontinued, hi-cost maintenance parts

After recently returning my friend's Mazda RX7, I was in need of a car to move around 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...

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“Pride at any cost.”

published 29/07/2000

very cheap to run

can give trouble in the wet.

I got a Pride S in November last year as my other car is a nissan patrol and I needed something that would do more than 20 miles to tha gallon. since then I have done over 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...

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“good investment”

published 07/02/2004

reliable , cheap , nippy

weak chasis and body , gear ratios

Let`s start from technical parts: It has a 1.3 liter engine with maximum torque of 115 N.m and 69 bhp. Because of low weight of car this car has a good acceleration.Even in 1750 rpm it has enough torque to drive easily. Brakes are very good and you won`t be dissapointed at all. But something that...

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Excellent

“Kia pride, Korean Class”

published 22/11/2003

cheap to run, reliability

none

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...

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Super

Cheap to buy (cos no one wants em!!), reliable, de...

looks 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...

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“BRILLIANT CHEAP CAR”

published 30/03/2001

GREAT CAR, CHEAP

NONE

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...

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Excellent

“Good First Time Car”

published 24/05/2004

Reliable Cheap to Buy, Cheap to run

Does not like the wet

I am still a learner driver and 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...

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Excellent

“The Great Kia”

published 20/09/2007

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

Prone to rust, needing to shop around for parts an...

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...

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“kia pride”

published 24/10/2000

economy

equipment 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...

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Good

“Kia Pride”

published 17/09/2008

cheap, easy to drive, perfect first car.

no power steering.

i am currently 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...

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Excellent

“Brilliant for a First Car”

published 16/07/2001

fuel economy, comfort, looks.

rust, 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...

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“Noddys runaround”

published 03/01/2005

cheap as chips, good in a crash, comfortable

looks like noddys car.

This car was originally bought for my sister to learn to drive in. It was a 1.3 lx on a P plate we bought it for £300 with tax and mot which i think was a bit of a bargain. I only used it occasionally but was always impressed with the way it went which for a little car it was like some kind of...

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“I, KIA”

published 19/07/2006

Cheap on fuel, insurance & tax. Mazda fuel injecte...

Not 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...

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“The Best First Car Around.”

published 26/03/2004

CHEAP SO CHEAP

Not 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...

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Good

“Pride of Kia?”

published 16/02/2006

Small, Economical. Somewhat efficient in fuel cons...

Poor 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...

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