Complete engine seizure in our 7 year old, purchased brand new, $29990 car. Apparently a common fault with Carnival's. The Kia company told us that their goodwill does not extend past 100,000km's, and that we have no recourse. Normally I would fight this to my last breath - but with many recent, personal tragedies, I just don't have the fight left in me.
Most mechanics won't touch them, because they can't afford to provide a warranty on such a poorly designed engine.
We eventually did find a mechanic to do a rebuild, and were quoted $6000-7000... for a car that now has a market value of about 3000-4000.
We only sent our Carnival for warranty repairs straight after purchase. The radio did not work and the wiring was very poor. Once the radio was replaced, the only way we could get it to work was if we had the headlights on. The lights - headlights, parkers & tail lights only lasted a few weeks once installed.
This morning a wrecker offered me $400 for my Carnival, and I accepted his offer.
This car was comfortable to ride in and drive, but was not worth what this car has cost us.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th October, 2012