Kia Pregio Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2003 Kia Pregio 2.7L diesel

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.7L diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance134000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes Sprinter

Summary:

Excellent value

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this van, is a bit loud at 100kph, maybe a larger set of wheels would drop the revs.

General Comments:

Could do with a turbo, I am a carpenter and drag around about 1000kg in it every day, and sometimes have a trailer and it never missed a beat. If you change the oil and filter every 10.000 km, and drive it slowly on take off in the morning, I believe and hope it will go at least to 600,000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2010

6th Jul 2010, 01:22

I own a '99 Kia Pregio. It's very practical and reliable. I love it and it does good for my business! It has over 200,000 km on it and I intend to keep it for a long time and like the previous reviews says; oil change every 10,000 km and it just might go up to 600,000 km! That I would now start doing!

26th Feb 2013, 03:05

I also agree with you sir/madam! I also have a 2001 year model, and would you believe that already it has reached 1.5M kilometers. Yes, it's true. Just give it the regular maintenance and it will last a long time.

2003 Kia Pregio Van diesel

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Rodeo

Summary:

Very ordinary

Faults:

Motor blew up at 84k. The motor had been serviced regularly according to the book, but Kia had changed the service interval, but only told the dealers not the owners. Anyhow, new short motor, which has done 25k and now the service dept. reckons the lobes have worn off the cam. More money. Expect this to cost $2,500. That makes $9000 spent on the motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th June, 2009

25th Feb 2011, 02:33

I agree, 130000 on mine, blew up, serviced regularly cannot get work manual from Kia to rebuild the engine. Kia not helpful at all. Would not recommend Kia to my worst enemy.

23rd Mar 2012, 16:06

I also like the 2.7 Kia Pregio diesel,; a very good, simple car etc, without any problems, only rust in the doors!!!

But, she went out of production in 2004, and also in 2006, they released the 2.5 TC-i Pregio with the new longer front!

In Holland and Belgium, Kia cannot deliver the original little front fog-lamps anymore; a big pity!!!

Also, the nice alloy 15 x 6 ore 6.5 J wheels with the ET:50 value, are not available to buy here, with the 6 screw-threads!!!

Do you have please a firm in England or New Zealand who can deliver these accessories???

With many greetings, sincerely De Lambert Netherlands!

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews