2005 Kia Picanto LX 1.1 Gasoline

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

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

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.