We have had a 2007 Rondo 4cyl. since new. It only has about 97,000km because our daily commutes are very short, but we have never had much problem with it. A couple of sway bar links were changed under warranty (common problem) and there was a tire wear/alignment issue that had to be resolved with aftermarket parts, but otherwise it has been very reliable. I've never heard of the steering issue being a common problem although I do recall a couple of complaints in the earlyyears. I know poor mileage is a common complaint, but part of that was just inflated claims from Kia. I think meeting the new transport canada claims would be pretty easy. I along with several others on the rondo forum I used to frequent were getting quite good mileage. I still am. I admit that I work at getting good mileage, but my wife doesn't particularly and the lifetime average for the car is 8.8l/100km (26.7mpg). In my opinion, quality control on the Rondo was a little off, some cars were excellent and others were lemons. Try to find one where the owner knows the history. If you can find one that has been good, it probably will continue to be IMO.