2007 Kia Carnival Review from Australia and New Zealand

2007 Kia Carnival Grand 3.9 petrol

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.9 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

We are always fighting about who will drive on family outings

Faults:

The park brake hook that holds the cable to it bent and snapped (fixed under warranty).

General Comments:

This is the best car we have ever owned. It was purchased for the wife as the family run about. I was very skeptical about buying a Korean car, but I have to say I am extremely impressed with it, to the point I am considering buying myself one too.

We have had no complaints with the car (only the dealer), and everyone we talk to that owns one says the same, how much they LOVE their Grand Carnivals.

The comfort and flexibility of the cabin is second to none. We traded an AU II Ford Falcon XR8 on it, and the Carnival has it all over the Falcon inside.

The fact you can completely take out the second row of 3 individual seats is great, and the 3rd row folds into the floor, totally disappearing when not needed.

We have taken the middle seat of the 2nd row out to create an aisle, making 3rd row access much easier.

This car has everything you could ask for that is found in much more expensive luxury cars (we only wish we bought the model with leather and electric doors).

LOVE LOVE LOVE this car, and will definitely buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2011

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review