Why Did You Buy A Kia? - Page 3 - Kia Forum

View Poll Results: What made you choose a Kia
None2 0 0%
none3 0 0%
none4 0 0%
Voters: 0. You may not vote on this poll

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 113 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 01:19 AM
Senior Member
 
RaleTheBlade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 209
Drives: 1998 Kia Sportage
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Send a message via Yahoo to RaleTheBlade
Well, I was actually looking at three different vehicles at the time. A 99 Isuzu Amigo, 98 Geo/Chevrolet Tracker, and my 98 Kia Sportage. I ended up getting the sportage because it was the cheapest at 4 grand and it was actually in better shape than the Tracker and had a 5-speed over the Amigo. The guy said the 4WD didnt work and it had a check engine light but after replacing the hubs and paying $300 dollars to get the light fixed its run great ever since


Im gonna bounce back, and when I do, I swear Im gonna buy you a diamond so big itll make you puke
RaleTheBlade is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 113 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 03:51 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Quebec,Canada
Posts: 86
Drives: Kia Rio5 2010
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I never tought i would buy a non-american car but it seems this day as come(i still wouldnt buy a japanese) but with the problem i had with my pontiac in the past couple of years and the bad service and prices GM is giving these days i had to changed.
I wanted to get the Vibe but the price difference between the Vibe and Kia Rio was about 6000$ for the same equipment and even then the rio was more.And the garantty was a big plus GM is 3 years/60000km vs Kia 5 years/100000km with my budget i had to finance over 60 month so with the vibe for the last 2 years i would still have to make payments on my car without having the garranty anymore.
My mother as a Kia Rio 2004 she now as 50000km accept for regular maintenance she didnt put a cent yet she didnt even changed the brakes yet and the maintenance at the kia dealer is not expensive 68$/hr labour compared to the 86$/hr Pontiac dealer is charging.
Maybe in 4-5 years my next car i will go back with an american one but not GM,unless then have a major changed in the policies.
goldenboy is offline  
post #23 of 113 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 03:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Esses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canberra, Australia.
Posts: 243
Drives: '09 Kia Carnival, '10 Kia Grand Carnival
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We bought the Carnival basically because Wifey fell in love with it! Plus it was the biggest, best equipped People-Mover (you guys call them Mini-vans) for the $ on the market. Plus it was the only full-size job available with a manual trans. Oh, plus the free DVD player. An absolute godsend with small kids! :P

Rio: needed a new run-around for me & for the $ it came down to the Rio, Hyundai Getz or Toyota Echo. The Rio was the only 4-door (important with access for kids) & was the only one WITHOUT a front passenger air-bag. We actually wanted this as it means we can carry 1 of the kids in the front if necessary. Three across the back is a bit squeezy!

The Long & Winding Road.
Esses is offline  
 
post #24 of 113 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 07:40 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 86
Drives: 2000 Sportage
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi,

I bought my 2000 Sportage as it is a really good off-road vehicle. I voted for price in this poll as price was the most important consideration for me that is listed in this poll. But price certainly was not the sole, or even the main, consideraton. I bought a used 2000 Sportage as an off-road vehicle. Proce was certainly a consideration. Alos, gas consumption issues and reports of reliabily problems were issues that I was aware of and chose to view as secondary issues.
BobTucker is offline  
post #25 of 113 (permalink) Old 04-27-2006, 04:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 221
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Well for us it was simple. Our circumstances meant we needed a car we didn't have to worry about for 3 years (thought I would be better by then, not so seven years later) but it was also the best people mover on the market for it's price and equipment levels.

Very annoying about the engine troubles the early Carnival's had in Australia.

But both my wife and I still think they are easily the best on the market, and the new grand carnival with the larger engine is just magnificent, if we were in the right circumstances would buy one tomorrow. It would fit the four children in very nicely.

So it was warranty, price, and looks were well not so important when you are moving a large family around.


Ashley
cpapashley is offline  
post #26 of 113 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 08:35 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Send a message via Yahoo to nraguy
I chose price, but all 3 were considerations. The resale value is less than an Accord but...
After 5 years and 150000 miles an Accord is worth about $5400, an Optima is worth about $3400. The Optima cost me $13,100, an Accord is about $20,000. My Kia will cost me about $5000 less!
nraguy is offline  
post #27 of 113 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 09:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Windsor NSW
Posts: 316
Drives: 2016 Carnival
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

The value for money is impossible to go past.Pay $30,000 new & in 5 years it is worth $15,000.Buy an equivalent Toyota for close to $60,000 & 5 years later might be worth $30,000 if you are lucky.I would rather lose $15,000 in 5 years than $30,000.The Toyota is underpowered so economy is not to good,where the Carnival we get upto 50% better economy.We traded our Toyota Tarago for the Carnival & will never buy another Toyota.
len1266 is offline  
post #28 of 113 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 04:28 PM
Member
 
Chicakia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 28
Drives: 2002 Kia Rio
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The price....

My English is bad...:cool:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

18.6 @ 74
Chicakia is offline  
post #29 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 07:03 AM
Member
 
Capirex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 38
Drives: Kia Rio5 EX, Ducati 748
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Send a message via Skype™ to Capirex
The price as well as the five year warranty program.
Capirex is offline  
post #30 of 113 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 11:40 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 12
Drives: 99 Sephia, 05 Sorento, 06 Optima
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The price for my first one back in 98 but after the years of service and reliability my Sephia gave me we own two more now.

Hey Capirex, Ducati 748, super sweet bike.
KiaBob is offline  
Reply


Top

  Kia Forum > General > General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On