2000 Kia Carnival LS 2.5 from Australia and New Zealand
Reasonable value for money spent
Had complete exhaust replaced at 12 months. So far so good with current one.
CD player unreliable and overheated replaced with aftermarket.
Sliding door mounts are loose causing the door to stick when trying to close it. Very irritating problem and needs to be fiddled with in order to close.
Very hard to shift into 1st gear of the start, sometimes crunching when selecting other gears.
Engine check lights randomly comes on. Need to turn off & restart engine to make it go away.
Rear speakers no longer work.
Handbrake has always been a problem holding the cars weight on slight gradient let alone hills.
Rear view mirror day / night adjustment has broken so now the mirror flops around.
Front Interior light globes constantly not working.
Ariel not going down all the way.
And also the engine oil mixed with the cooling system and out of the water overflow bottle. This requires a reco bottom end and 4-6 weeks wait.
Travels well and is reasonably comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2004