2007 Kia Cee'd Basic 1.6 CRDi 90bhp turbo diesel from Romania
Price/spec great. I should have bought a second hand Honda
Car is still new at only 10000 km, but I've found the interior really hard to maintain clean.
Also the A.C. filter is low quality, and very expansive in dealer service.
I'm starting to feel that this 7 year warranty will more likely be a burden. As the maintenance prices are quite high in my country. Also the suspension is pretty hard, so if you'll take it on bad roads it won't be kind on your kidneys. Not a bad thing if you've got rocks on...
Oh yes fuel consumption on diesel... forget about it.
Good driving position. Maybe if you could get lower in your seat it would be better. Comfortable for long distances, nice adaptive steering.
The best part is price. For this money you won't get anything but a smaller class car with not as many features in standard spec.
I don't know how Kia dealers treat customers in other countries, but in Romania it's a disaster. When I went for a test drive I knew more about the car than the agent. They are lucky that this car sells on its own. My greatest fear... when I have to service the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd April, 2008