2009 Kia Magentis Review

2009 Kia Magentis LS 2.0L from UK and Ireland

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance9400 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Wouldn't buy another KIA!

Faults:

Front suspension noisy over small bumps. Clunking noise. Had them changed on a recall. Still doing the same! Very rickety ride at slow speeds over bumps. Feels like a lack of control. Unresponsive steering.

Lacquer peeling off inside edge of alloy wheels. Chrome grill bubbling.

Gear box hit and miss. Changed the gear knob for an after market one as it was heavier. Seems to have worked, and gear selection is better.

Air con overflow pipe twisted, allowing water to run into the inside of passenger foot well. Dealer had no idea. A friend suggested I had a look just in case. He was right. The pipe looked like a stick of liquorice.

General Comments:

Shame as this car could have been made a lot better. Although it was made for the USA market,

I think the UK ones are sub standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2011

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review