2003 Kia Magentis Review

2003 Kia Magentis SX 2.5 from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carDaewoo Matiz

Summary:

For the money you just can't beat it

Faults:

No Faults so far.

General Comments:

A few things about this car you should know about this cheap reliable car. Purchase price less than 3 years ago £16.000,just acquired car for £4.600 now that's a bargain.

A few good and bad points to note.

Luxury leather Interior good quality finished with a rather nice wood trim.

Bomb proof v6 engine and gearbox so no problems with Reliability.

Full of gadgets to keep you happy like cruise control, traction control, remote boot release, remote central locking, full electric sunroof, too many to list.

Now for the bad bits.

Road noise from the tyres is far too much, giving the cabin a horrible droning noise.

Water drips in to the boot space when lid is opened after it has rained.

Door mirrors do not give clear indication of distance when reversing.

Increase in road tax to £190.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review