Kia Cee'd Reviews from Romania

2008 Kia Cee'd 16v 1.4 petrol 109 hp

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol 109 hp Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance10100 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A good reliable small compact; decent for Romanian roads

Faults:

The battery was dead after two months, but it was replaced for free by the dealer - the problem was with the alarm system that was mounted by the Kia dealer after I bought the car.

It still loses the radio station after one hour or so. I am going to the dealer to replace the unit!

General Comments:

98% a very good car -- too bad that the engine that is really small, but the bigger 1.6 liter engine is not recommended for the big price and similar performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2010

16th Mar 2010, 03:49

10 000 km is too early to declare the car reliable.

109 hp should be enough, but I think the power is more on the paper than on the road. You really have to rev the engine very hard to feel some power.

2007 Kia Cee'd Basic 1.6 CRDi 90bhp turbo diesel

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 CRDi 90bhp turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10200 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1310

Summary:

Price/spec great. I should have bought a second hand Honda

Faults:

Car is still new at only 10000 km, but I've found the interior really hard to maintain clean.

Also the A.C. filter is low quality, and very expansive in dealer service.

I'm starting to feel that this 7 year warranty will more likely be a burden. As the maintenance prices are quite high in my country. Also the suspension is pretty hard, so if you'll take it on bad roads it won't be kind on your kidneys. Not a bad thing if you've got rocks on...

Oh yes fuel consumption on diesel... forget about it.

General Comments:

Good driving position. Maybe if you could get lower in your seat it would be better. Comfortable for long distances, nice adaptive steering.

The best part is price. For this money you won't get anything but a smaller class car with not as many features in standard spec.

I don't know how Kia dealers treat customers in other countries, but in Romania it's a disaster. When I went for a test drive I knew more about the car than the agent. They are lucky that this car sells on its own. My greatest fear... when I have to service the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd April, 2008

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews