Fantastic value for money, but though economical, is this really a 2.9 engine?
Rattling cup holder when drinks are inside.
Interior light stays on for about 10 minutes after doors are all locked.
The car is really a mixture of good and bad.
1.) Ergonomics are very poor, especially the rear wiper switch
2.) Gear box is heavy and inprecise
3.) steering is a little vague
4.) interior plastics lack quality
5.) A little dated in some respects- i.e. no digital milometer, side airbags, alarm, remote locking or intermittent rear wash wipe.
6.) feels more like a 2.2 litre diesel than a 2.9.
1.) Superbly comfortable and smooth ride
2.) Looks modern if a little bland
3.) Excellent value for money
4.) the kind of car you could motorway drive all over the world in and feel refreshed, with a good ride and little noise over bad tarmac
5.) Roomy, versatile and airy inside
6.) Indicators are on the right- ideal for right handed people.
Overall this car is recommended and is one of the better Kia's on the market.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th November, 2004