Kia Shuma Review from Malta

1999 Kia Shuma LS 1.5

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18500 miles
Previous carSkoda Estelle


Highly recommended if you are looking for a big car at a low price


Problems in the engine electrics at 15,000 miles. Engine performance became erratic.

Rear wind screen wash jets not functioning.

General Comments:

Very comfortable interior providing the driver and passengers with ample leg-room. Seats are comfortable and provide good support.

Engine is slightly under-powered for this size of car. Lack of power is especially felt when A/C is on.

Fuel consumption is average. If driven carefully can manage up to 40 miles per gallon.

Good built quality and finishings. However, the dashboard plasic feels cheap.

Very comfortable ride and good road handling.

Huge luggage space. You have to see it to believe it!

A pity that the radio antenna is manually operated considering that even the mirrors are electrically adjusted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review