Mimi Schnapps 5pts What a joke. I recently drove a Kia (and a Hyundai last year), and they were rubbish. Their exterior looks are great (much better than what's coming out of Japan at the moment), but inside they aren't that great. The driving dynamics are an interesting mix of "small car that feels bigger than it is" (which is not good), and "feels like a toy rather than a machine" (obvious not good, almost a mid-2000's Ford vibe if I may. I would stay away from Kias and Hyundais and go German if you're into details and the finer things in live (think VW passat, jetta, etc.) or if not, than I'd actuall go American. The new Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Cruze and others are miles ahead of these Kias, and are built better and feel nicer to drive.