2004 Kia Pregio GS 2.7 diesel from Australia and New Zealand
Very reliable and excellent value for money
Air conditioner clutch.
Diff pinion seal.
Rear axle bearing.
Replaced rear brake cylinders.
Replaced rear shock absorbers.
Replaced 3x rear compartment metal window inserts with glass because of rust. No other rust in the vehicle.
Very reliable. The slowest accelerating vehicle I have ever owned. Starting uphill with a load and trying to fit into traffic is a challenge!
The vehicle was half the price of a Toyota HiAce and has been great value for money.
The vehicle has had oil and filter changes every 10000km and Moreys Oil has been used in the engine, gearbox and diff from 50000km. At 250k km it's still not using oil between changes.
I don't use much more than 3000 RPM as nothing is gained by revving it hard and it makes for much more sympathetic treatment of the engine.
The expense of replacing the front wheel bearings and shock absorbers is formidable and daunting.
The gearshift is very sloppy and needs tightening up.
I've had the vehicle for over 10 years and it has given me great service and is excellent value for money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2017