Kia Picanto Review from Romania

2006 Kia Picanto LX 1.1

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired26 kilometres
Most recent distance15200 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX


Very pleasant surprise, I'll defintely buy KIA again when Piky will be "tired"..


Brake pump problems after 14.000 km.

Except for this, absolutely nothing after 15.200 km.

General Comments:

Very comfortable for its size, very reliable, acceptable engine performance with the right type of gasoline.

Funny little car, good fuel consumption, but I use the A/C a lot during summer, so I don't care so much about 1 or 2 extra liters of gas...

Small trunk, but enough room inside, for a car of that size. Maximum speed: 162 kmh, but very pleasant to drive at 100-120 kmh... A little noisy when going over 300 RPM... loud music is the only solution to that problem :) ) ) )

Roads in Romania are not very good, so I find very useful that it's good and easy handling... although I'm a man... I recommend it to ladies, also... really easy to drive.

Reliable, indeed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2007

9th Jan 2009, 12:07

Nice review... this is incredible.. keep updating k

sham, Malaysia.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review