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Offline Horse

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Yeah is that when the Coolant leaked into the heads???

something like 1 in 3 engines failed lol.

But this was back in early 2000's, I remember because a family friend had one with the problem and kia changed the engine for him.

Had a Kia rio from new to 130 000km (Learners car and first year of P plates) and had very few problems (brake calliper was stuck on a little and wore down one pad in 3 months until the calliper was changed, sometimes the car would be stuck in 3rd gear (automatic) if it was started with the airconditioner set on a certain level (can't remember what the details were but it went away when you restart car).
Parts were cheap, $35 full tank (back in the day) 500km range, perfect for street CBD parking for UNI instead of the dreaded bus. Got airborn many times and as it had super thin tyres and no traction control it used to screetch and slide and do wicked hand brake manouvers.

I think it was 3 in 1. Lol

Simple cars have less to break, don't they?
Why such a long face?



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I think it was 3 in 1. Lol

Simple cars have less to break, don't they?

Well with my personal experience with KIA I had no problems.

Either way who cares about People Movers lol


Yes they were fairly simple but from car reviews i've been seeing lately they seem pretty much on par with Euro stuff now (according to both Top Gear and FifthGear who in the past were very anti-Korean makes).
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline Horse

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Well with my personal experience with KIA I had no problems.

Either way who cares about People Movers lol


Yes they were fairly simple but from car reviews i've been seeing lately they seem pretty much on par with Euro stuff now (according to both Top Gear and FifthGear who in the past were very anti-Korean makes).
I agree, Korean cars are up near Japanese standards now.

Still don't have much soul though.

;)
Why such a long face?



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