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New Kia Ratings

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    7/26/2002 6:58:19 AM

    2002 Kia Sedona - EX

    Pros: interior

    Cons: Side table drives me crazy

    Advice: check the vehicle out carefully for damage

    Rides very smooth and comfortable.

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    7/19/2002 10:38:35 PM

    2002 Kia Sportage - (M5) 4x2 4dr

    Pros: Elevation from the road even if the vehicle isnt monstrously gigantic--pretty roomy too.

    Cons: Backing-up is kinda hard--I think that's it--oh yeah, the front cup-holders are kinda awkward.

    Advice: GO FOR IT!! GOOD DEAL!! AND IT'S EASY TO SOUP-UP TOO

    Nice handling...really smooth, especially on asphalt. turns great...pretty good acceleration...A nice SUV without the bulk nor the high price tag...Good deal!

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    7/18/2002 11:51:41 AM

    2002 Kia Spectra - GSX (M5) Liftback

    Pros: look and handling

    Cons: I prefer automatic seatbelts

    Advice: love this car! (especially the warrenty)

    I just purchased a new Kia and I love my indigo blue machine! It is sporty yet sophisticated, and has plenty of trunck space, I especially like the fold down seats. The ride is smooth and quiet and the AC is fabulous, it does not take long for the cool air to kick in (less than 2 minutes)

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    7/18/2002 11:24:57 AM

    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: price

    Cons: front comfortable, but back seat not roomy enough

    Advice: great car for the price

    The dealership was very helpful. The only complaints I've had, is the 'new car' odor and that the windows do not completely close (all 4), it does not rain in but the wind noise. I've had my car for 17 months and it has never been in the shop.

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    6/17/2002 5:47:21 AM

    2002 Kia Sedona - EX

    Pros: Overall quality

    Cons: gas milage

    Advice: be selective of the dealer if possible

    Great car for the money!

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    6/16/2002 12:11:13 AM

    2002 Kia Sportage - (M5) 4x4 4dr

    Pros: being higher up than a car, but not too big, still compact

    Cons: power locks without a button (having ot lift the lock manually), many blind spots

    Advice: go for it! It's worth the money, good on gas

    This is my second car. I love the look of it. Nice smooth drive. Lots of blind spots while driving though. Comfortable andaffordable. Happy with the decision so far! Dealers were really great, honest people and not sleazy dealers roping me into unwanted things. Like the 4H/4L option

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    6/11/2002 6:50:51 AM

    2002 Kia Optima - LX V6 (A4)

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Fuel indicator

    Advice: Don't pay MSRP

    Had car for 6 weeks/1200 miles. Acceleration is there is you press the gas pedal hard enough. I drive to/from work 23 miles each way. No complaints. I don't drive the car hard, and the cars in front of me tend to leave a large gap for other commuters to cut in front of me. Comfortable ride. Took 2 weeks to adjust the seat just the right way. I paid $14,450 for a 2001 in May 2002. The dealer has one lying around. Had 500 miles on it. For the money, I am getting a whole lot of car. This one is a keeper. Saw comparable Sonata for $2000 more. Personally, I like the exterior of Optima. My wife thinks the Sonata is cuter. Look for the LX V6. You can't go wrong.