12th Feb 2006, 22:54

We too have the same model and we are very interested to know if the person who replied to your comments is still happy with their car! How many times has it broken down since you wrote your comments we wonder? We have had lots and lots of problems with our model and it is now on its third engine, going well, so thinking about getting rid of it while its still going. We love the shape and interior seating which suits us well, but can't risk breakdown and being stranded with small children.

12th Jun 2006, 05:40

I too have 2000 model of Kia Carnival and I agree to the first comment. You have to maintain your car like other cars. I am satisfied with my Carnival and I am planning to replaced it with 2006 Kia Carnival once it is available in the Philippines.

20th Mar 2009, 20:30

I have unfolding problems with my Kia Carnival LS; heavy black smoke, limited speed/power despite constant calibration of injectors and injection pump. Worst of all, twice the nozzle tip broke. What the heck is with this stuff?

Can someone tell me where could I purchase nozzle tip or injector with a reasonable price?

I hope and pray that favorable attention be given on the matter. Thanks and God Bless to all.

10th Apr 2009, 10:09

It's not the car, it's how we use it and maintain it.

3rd Jul 2009, 10:59

I have 1 Kia Carnival year 2000, which I purchased from a used car dealer in 2006. And there is NO MORE warranty from KIA Dealers. It is a spacious people mover vehicle.

Until today, NO serious problem with my Carnival. I have really taken a good care of the periodic maintenance, using the original KIA parts i.e. timing belt sets, wheel bearings, using good engine oil (synthetic) etc. No problem getting the parts replacement. The cost… All parts for any kind of MPVs are higher comparing to the saloon cars & 4×4. Furthermore I’ve changed the wheel to 18″ size – better handling, changed to new stereo set with DVD player & maintain the existing speakers. The sound is still fantastic.

To me, whatever the car brand, the qualities are there. It is up to the user to take care of the maintenance.