2008 Kia Cee'd LS 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Best in class at a low price, and with a long warranty
Only had the car a couple of days, but everything seems extremely well bolted together. 5 years warranty remaining, so if anything does go wrong, it will just be a trip to Kia.
I love this car. I wasn't sure what to expect, having had the comfort and relaxed driving experience of my Vectra CDTI 150.
The Kia is far more fun to drive. Positive and confident with excellent handling.
The 1.6 engine is not as powerful as I've been used to, but is better than I had expected, and on paper is actually a good bit more powerful than most of its competitors.
The quality is second to none, and in Metallic Black the car looks every bit as good as a Golf, and better than a Focus. It's hard to believe it's a Kia. I love it.
For a medium sized car, it is very spacious. The boot is an excellent size, and the rear passengers have oodles of leg room. I don't know how they've done it!
44 mpg on average, which is great for a 1.6.
I have about 700 songs stored on a USB flash drive, which slots neatly into the centre console. I no longer have a glove box full of CDs.
I have nothing bad to say! Get one. You will not be disappointed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2010
29th Jul 2010, 10:21
Kia seem to be trying to make their name more known these days. It seems that they are building their cars very well to do so. How long this will go on for, as with anything, is unknown. But I'd guess if you're going to a buy a new car these days, Kia or Hyundai isn't going to be a bad choice.