Kia Picanto Reviews from Singapore

2005 Kia Picanto LX 1.1 Gasoline

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.1 Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30100 kilometres

Summary:

I probably expected too much in a 1.1 litre car

Faults:

Auto door locking mechanism failed. at 5200km ODO.

General Comments:

This car cannot make it in terms of acceleration throughout the whole operating RPM range.

Handling is terrible. Cornering speed is at 50kph on the max to negotiate a 80deg turn else the car felt like flipping over.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th November, 2006

2004 Kia Picanto LX 1.1

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A good car from Pt A to Pt B if you don't mind the slightly slow pickup.

Faults:

My steering fluid container tilt forward more than other car, so fluid keep spill out.

Exhaust create "wow, wow" sound.

Signal will not auto cancel if turnis less than 180 deg.

Forward Passenger's door a bit of rattle sound.

Need to complaint a few times on the defects before the service centre work on it. Bad servicing!

Later batches seen to have less problems.

General Comments:

This car is nippy and no problem in keeping up with traffic till my soundproofing and 175/60/R14 tyre installed. It slow down a little. But still good in fuel consumption. I am getting between 14km/l to 16+km/l on RON95.

Space, no problems for five normal size persons.

Cute little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2006

2004 Kia Picanto LX 1.1

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60 kilometres
Most recent distance39000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

No frills no nonsense, get you from point A to B

General Comments:

I am getting 13.5km per litre of RON95 petrol on 165/60/R15 tyres/rims.

Happy with its performance.

Pickup from 0-100km is a little slow, but hey, it fuel saving and one of the cheapest car you can get in Singapore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

31st Mar 2006, 19:58

The handling is fantastic.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews