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MIAMI, FLORIDA -- Sorry, but seems to me all these people complaining so much work for the competition.If you don't give the right maintenance to "any" vehicle it will fall apart before your eyes; regardless of make and model. I believe Kia or any car maker has the right to refuse warranty repairs if the owner did not maintain the vehicle properly. Some people pretend cars to last forever without doing anything to them.

It's also true some cars are "lemons" but almost every state has lemon laws to protect the consumers.

My experience with Kia as being great. I own a 2004 Spectra. Never a problem; only the normal maintenance ( I keep all records) and the transmission flush was done at the dealer as well the oil changes ( to protect myself for issues in case of a warranty claim with the engine )

last week my ac stop blowing cold air and the problem was the ac blower fan. The part was not available but was ordered and arrived next day via ups from the main Kia parts depot in California ( this; by the way; may happen with any car make).It was replaced next day while I wait at the dealer lounge area sipping coffee and watching the morning news.

After three years of extensive ac use in the south Florida sweltering heat I certainly don't blame Kia for the part to fail...

If this car last me 5 to six years without major problems I think Kia has won a loyal customer..

Fasv from miami
     
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Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
Kia does not rank high on overall reliability and dependability. They have bad manufacture quality control and the materials used are subpar. You can see the JD power rating on Kia is very low and has the same score as Dodge, Ford and GM cars. JD Power collects stats on hundreds of thousands of car owners to create this rating system.

http://www.jdpower.com/autos/ratings/dependability/compact-car

Honda Civic won the 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study and is known for a quality and dependable car to own. Toyota also ranks high in this list.
MRM on 2007-10-12:
HappyJoyBear, you rock with your investigative article!
Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
Thanks, you rock too!
Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
Just the namd "Kia" doesn't sound right!

Happy and MRM-- ROCK ON!!
Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
Dude, you ROCK too!!!
old fart on 2007-10-12:
my KIA is six years old and any maintenance issues have been taken care of without a problem. I have no complaints with their product or service..
sarahnkrystal on 2007-10-12:
my friends 2004 Optima is awesome and mechanically sound
Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
I have a 04 BMW M3 with aftermarket Z rated tires (top speed 190+MPH) with aftermarket carbon ceramic brake system (e.g. Porche 911 turbo and Ferrari 360 Spider). Redline the car @ 8,000 RPM/171MPH (race-track), pulling multiple Gs @ 64MPH (race-track). You can see it @ my M3C blog.
FASV on 2007-10-12:
HEY YOU ALL KIA BASHERS... REMEMBER (IF YOU'RE
OLD ENOUGH) WHEN NAMES LIKE TOYOTA;HONDA
NISSAN;SONY;PANASONIC AND MANY MORE WERE ALSO
LAUGHING MATTER IN THE EARLY SIXTIES ?
WELL; I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU ALL.....THE NEW
NAMES ARE KIA; HYUNDAI;LG;SAMSUNG; ETC.....
THE NEW WAVE WILL BE CHERIE (MADE IN CHINA) AND
SO MANY NEW CAR MAKES AND ELECTRONIC ITEMS MADE
IN CHINA..JUST WAIT AND SEE !!!!
FASV FROM MIAMI
old fart on 2007-10-12:
FASV.... you speak the truth!
Aerocave on 2007-10-13:
Did anyone see the most recent JD Power Ratings? Buick tied with Lexus for #1 (Problems per 100 vehicles). I didn't see Kia or Toyota there (Yes I realize Lexus is Toyota).
GM is back. And if you do not believe me go drive some of the new products. We have traded several Lexus, Mercedes, and other import vehicles on the new GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. Oh, and by the way, we have no incentives on these vehicles (other than a $500 Non-GM owner rebate).
Eat that GM-bashers.
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