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Kia Rio 2003 / blown engine

1 Cleveland, OH, United States Review updated:

$565 left on the payments
5 Year warranty because it was used - OH yes, that's from date of car "birth"
Ran fine, pulled out of work, bad engine rattle!
Towed to Dealer $65
Cursory look by technician - a bad coil
Next Day - ENGINE BLOWN - $4700 plus labor and "needed parts"
Makes sense since the car only cost $9600 new!
Found a 90K motor for $1100 and a 60k for $1300 - guest it!

Car coming home on a tow today. Maybe I'll put a rebuild HONDA engine in and never buy a Kia again.
Oh dang, I just spent $17000 on a Specra 5

SO - who do we contact to start a CLASS ACTION SUIT against this nonsense? If they are going to import toxic toys and wind up cars, I BUYING GM AGAIN! I don't mind supporting Canada and my Grandmothers pension.

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  • Se
      18th of Mar, 2009
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    When was the last time you put a timing belt on the first engine? It clearly states in you manual that you need to replace it EVERY 60K miles or 5 years, whatever comes first. If you did that, your engine would not have gone down the crapper. And I just want to know, if you think the 5 year warranty on a Kia sucks, whats gonna happen when you buy a GM vehicle and it comes with a 3 year 36k mile warranty?? hmmmm

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