2001 Kia Carnival LS V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap and effective, not a long term prospect for early models
Since new engine has been replaced twice and repaired once owing to the known engine head gasket/liner issue.
Small trim problems. Rear speaker failing.
This is a good budget people mover, comfortable, easy to drive and with excellent air conditioning.
I bought the car knowing it's history and aware of the defect in the engine of this model.
When the engine failed, the dealer replaced the defective engine with only some delay in seeking approval from KIA. While I was picking the now repaired Carnival from the dealer, another Carnival was also having it's engine replaced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2006