2000 Kia Carens 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Very happy with my Kia
After 62,000 kilometers nothing at all has gone wrong with the car, the interior has started wear a little, but besides regular services the car has been fine.
I love my Kia Carens. It is by no means the most glamorous car on the road and the Kia brand hasn't got exactly the greatest social standing, but my car has fulfilled its purpose very well, that is to drive the kids to school every morning and run errands with me. The car was what was affordable to me as a single parent and has proved to be comfortable and economical for my family. The only real negative I have with this car is the engine, which is very underpowered, especially with the automatic gearbox. With a full load and the air con going overtaking is not on and hills are tackled slowly. Other than that I like the car and plan to keep for a few more years yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2006