2000 Kia Carnival LS 2.9 turbo intercooler from Philippines
A good family van
While I was driving, I observed a sudden loss of power and very thick smoke came out of the muffler.
Two weeks after acquiring the van, it over heated; a water plug was damaged.
Then it never started; good thing that the cylinder head and the engine was not damaged when it overheated due to damaged water plug. But the timing was changed, as it turned out to be hard to start engine. So the mechanic calibrated the injection pump, and the nozzles were cleaned and corrected the timing, and then the problem on hard starting and black smoke was solved.
A very reliable powerful engine in terms of speed.
A very spacious van for my 3 kids.
Right now, I need to replace the brake pads on front and a need to check the mac pherson strut coil spring.
In deed, a value for a price, but need to watch out for its maintenance.
Very spacious, good for family use.
But plastic interiors were indeed noisy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2007