Kia Picanto Review from Denmark

2004 Kia Picanto EX 1.1

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Felicia

Summary:

Value for money!

Faults:

I have had my Picanto for 3 weeks now, and this far nothing has gone wrong nor annoyed me.

General Comments:

Surprisingly high quality of materials in the interior.

Transmission not as precise as in a Japanese car, however better than we are used to in Korean cars.

Low noise until appr. 110 km/h.

Fuel consumption 18 - 20 km/litre, unless cruising at 130 km/h - then fuel consumption grows remarkably (max. performance 15 km/l).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

6th Dec 2004, 06:43

All type of KIA vehicles is well known heavy fuel consumption. It might cause by the poor ECU design to optimize it. If really 10KM/Liter, your car definitely close to my Proton Wira 1.6XLi w/Converted to Mitsubishi DOHC 16V that had 130ps.

22nd Jun 2005, 11:04

I have had my Picanto now for 3 months, I feel this car's pulling power at the begining is poor compared to that of other cars.Especially on mountain roads it pulls with great difficulty at the start. Fuel consumption is not so bad in Sri lanka. When driving in cities it does 12km/L ,wheres driving on highways and country roads around 15km/L.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review