"I bought this car with 3500 miles as a demo vehicle but still new off the lot. It was last years model at the time &fully loaded when i purchased and I got a great deal. I have had this car for 6 years now and it has been great to drive (the SX trim with the semi-auto). Good visibility on the blind spots, back up camera is clear, responsive pedals. I can make tight maneuvers and drive in bad weather with no issue. I live in Jersey and we get all four seasons. Once made it home in this thing during a blizzard and only got stuck once and managed to get out of it on its own. For a little hatchback it can certainly hold its own among the sports cars during highway driving. The cargo space is ample with the hatch, roomy backseats, overall the car has maintained much of its initial quality in its materials. I will say that I ran into an issue three years in where I was driving home from work in the heat and the engine completely died at an intersection. The whole car locked up and I couldn’t do a thing. I was able to get it pushed onto a side street and found out it needed a new engine AND transmission only 3 years into its life. I was lucky enough it was under warranty or I may not have this car still. Also, the radio signal does not come in when it is cold some days, but the stereo/Bluetooth was unaffected by the cold. The radio was, for some reason. Once before the transmission was replaced, the car went into gear “I” that was an interesting one. So there are some issues and obviously an engine and transmission is a major thing, however I don’t see it happening to every Kia, and I was a teen driver and my friends and I were putting heavy miles on the car in a short period of time, so it could be blamed on that. Other than that disaster a few years back, the car has been running great for 3 years since. I have thoroughly enjoyed this as my first commuter car, my first car in general. "