The quality is ok, parts not a problem that i've seen. Better than a lot of other machines. Hyundai used to be better than Kia, don't know now, since i think they have merged. A shop owner friend of mine said they are no Okuma, but they are ok for the price. He has had a few spindle problems but bought another kia anyway. IMO the absolute best live tool lathe right now is the Mori NL series, with the integral live tool motor, but your gonna pay for it. A good friend just bought a new NL1500SMC ( no Y axis, live tooling with sub) for 116K. He got a deal. So that will give you some idea.