Kia Carnival Review from Egypt

2000 Kia Carnival

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

If it is the best car, without spare parts it's the worst

Faults:

I bought this car new Feb 2000, the car is not stable at all, running at 120 km/h. With a small crash into a stone the car turned over, the airbags didn't work. I asked the dealer, the airbag is working only for front and rear impacts!!! The car is now with the dealer since August, there are no spare parts in Egypt.

Sorry if it is the best car in the world, without spare parts it became the worst manufacturer.

General Comments:

- Very good country car.

- Never to be used faster than 120 km/h.

- No spare parts in many countries as well as very bad maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2001

3rd Apr 2001, 05:57

I'm very sorry to her what happened to you, but I have had a Kia Carnival since 1998 and last month I got a second one - the all new 2001 Carnival and regarding spare parts no problems here in Europe, at least in France, and driving over 140 km/h no problems.

Dealers same service as Ford or Renault, no difference but in Egypt I know most services are not to the Western standards.

Average review marks: 3.8 / 10, based on 1 review