2002 Kia Carnival LX 2.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Don't EVER buy one!!!
The most recent thing to go wrong with this car is, you guessed it, the engine decided to mix the oil and water and it 'blew'. What that means is Kia NZ gave me an original quote between 8 - 10,000 dollars to fix!!! They have since dropped it to just under $3000.
I have had to change the rubber lining around the rear window because it shrunk, which it's done again.
I have had it treated for rust within one year of purchasing it in 2004.
I have just been informed that I have rust on the firewall, which will need to be fixed for my next warranty.
I had a cutting out fault, which they could not find, and they left me feeling like I was the one with the problem.
Any advice is welcomed on firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from the faulty engine that Kia has failed to take responsibility for to date, it is a roomy car, the very reason that we purchased it, but that is all it has got going for it, and you can get that from other car models with less disappointment and financial loss.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th January, 2010
13th Sep 2010, 23:04
Recall Recall RECALL!!!
KIA Motors Australia has appointed Min Kun (MK) Kim as its new president and chief executive officer for 2010.
Welcome Mr. Kim, from your valued Australian customers.
We have purchased your KV6 series Carnivals in good faith.
We cherished and nurtured these cars only to be devastated by their failures.
We are aware that the engine design is a big problem for KIA.
We ask that your first priority is to make good with all affected owners.
We seek your good will to turn this unfortunate experience around.
We ask that you recall these vehicles from their owners and reclaim.
We deserve either an exchange or refund.
Welcome to Australia Mr. Kim.