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Here’s What I Think About Buying a New KIA Car

Here’s What I Think About Buying a New KIA Car

Rev up your engines,
crap02011 says, Kia Rio with 247,000 miles wow that’s the first one I’ve heard of with
such high mileage, ok here’s the thing about Kias, I’m not a Korean car fan, they used
to be cheaply made cars, that was just cheap cars from Korea, now they
are a lot better made, I have customers with them that have that
kind of mileage, generally they put in on fast and over a short
period of time, one of my customers is a manager of these
giant chains of Fiesta stores and he has to do the whole east Texas area, so he put like
110,000 miles a year on his Kia and he’s got about 250,000 on it and it still runs good,
put that said, realize if your driving on the highway, highway mileage is equal to about
10% of city, so if you drive 2,000 miles on the highway
all at once, it’s like driving 200 miles in the city,
so it doesn’t wear them out and they can last a long time,
Martin Sue says, Scotty how are you, will Renault ever un-merge with Nissan, I hate
Renault as they have brought down the quality of Nissan,
I doubt it, once companies merge the generally don’t un-merge, unless there’s a big mistake
like if you remember years ago, Mercedes bought Chrysler and they lost so
much money on that deal that they sold off the Chrysler division and then a holding company
bought it and they were smart, they made money selling it to Fiat,
now Fiat is stuck with them so, Fiat sales are so bad in the US that they’re
thinking about pulling the Fiat brand out of the US,
but I doubt that Renault and Nissan will un-merge because Nissan they were having a lot of financial
problems anyways and if they were left with less support and less money they would be
even worse off than they are now I imagine, Sniperkid says, Scotty I got my truck aligned
last week because it was pulling real hard to the right, it still pulls to the right
but not as much as it did thanks, ok first go to a different front end alignment
shop, they might have screwed up the alignment,
it could be that simple, the job of an alignment shop is to go and
check everything that’s wrong with you vehicle, they’re suppose to check if ball joints are
worn, if tie rods are worn, they’re suppose to check
all that stuff, so go to another shop and have them check
all that other stuff, could be they missed something when they aligned it,
if not it could be they just did a crappy job aligning it,
when you do an alignment it’s by thousands of an inch and people can often make a mistake
when they’re doing it, but a pro, that’s not what they do, they align
it and then they road test it, the guys I use, the Cotton Brothers here in
Houston, after they align it, they take it on the highway
and road test it and make sure it’s fixed, and those guys didn’t do that, they didn’t
do a good job, blue burr says Scotty I have a 2008 Hyundai
i30 turbo diesel, there’s a strong diesel smell on cold starts when idling,
I recently replaced the EGR valve, someone suggested it needs glow plugs what do you
think, you want to test them, because they can be
electronically tested, you don’t want to go and just buy expensive
glow plugs, if you start it up, it can run rough because the diesel engine is just flat
worn out, the piston rings can be worn, bearings could be worn and once it warms up it can
run fine, it can theoretically be your injectors,
you want to get them tested and if one or two of them are bad then just replace them
all, but I’d do a compression test of the engine first,
because that’s a more common problem really, so if you never want to miss another one of
my new car repair videos, remember to ring that bell!

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17 thoughts on “Here’s What I Think About Buying a New KIA Car

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  2. My grandfather has a 2018 Kia Cazdenza and it is a full blown luxury car. Dont underestimate them anymore. They are great cars

  3. How reliable are Hyundai cars? I am thinking of buying a used 2012 Hyundai Tucson with about 100,000 miles on it.

  4. Nothing about Kia and buying new cars. Literally 30 secs of it. Ffs don’t label the video that.

  5. I've purchased two. Overall they are pretty good. If you're not getting low interest rates and a good deal stay away. Kia will lose its value quickly. As far as the engine goes….they are pretty solid and they have a 5 year 100k warranty. If you don't get a lemon or one that has a defect I can easily see getting 200k out of them. Kia has come a long way since they first released them.

  6. So you guys say Japanese and Korean (and some American) brands and their cars improved in RECENT YEARS? Where have they been UNTIL THEN? What were they waiting for for so damn long?

  7. Kia is quietly making some of the best new stuff on the road, only a half step behind '94 Celica material.

  8. scotty, I am thinking of buying a 2015 Hyundai Tucson with about 100,000 miles. What do you think?

  9. My 2011 Optima's engine blew; luckily was under recall. Got new engine placed in, car has ~120,000 miles on it. hope I can get about 200,000 out of it.

  10. The thing with Kia is that they've been improving at lightning pace every 2, 3 years. 2014 or so there was a big improvement. 2017 was another big improvement. The 2020's are another notch better. Engine is smoother, build quality is more solid, etc.

  11. Just as with Hyundai, Kia is now making reliable cars. I'm old enough to have witnessed the arrival of Hyundai in America with their sorry Pony and Stellar crap in the mid eighties. I also witnessed the arrival some years later of Kia with their own failures like the first generation Rio and Sportage. But today those two sister companies have learned from their mistakes and offer proven great quality and reliability. Otherwise I certainly wouldn't have bought a barely used 2018 Kia Stinger GT Limited. But I'm smart enough to have waited a year to get one at a substantial rebate. Thanks to all the Kia haters, I got me a great bargain on a fantastic GT german designed car ! Did I mentioned that it looks stunning, and is quite fast ?

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