2000 Kia Shuma LS 1.5 from Macau


Good value


Engine very noisy when cold, some knocking or tapping noise like from valves.

Right rear vision loose (the mirror itself, not the shell)

Internal plastic fitting comes off from roof.

Left rear windows rubber seal shape changed (when I got the car)

Strange noise like the sound "Add" when press the paddle in deep.

Suspension strange noise like the sound "Add" when go through uneven roads.

Instrument panel clear plastic cracked by itself in summer hot days.

Air conditioner fuse like parts (The one in the box at the engine room) out of order, needs to be replaced.

Steering wheel not straight the first day when I just got the car from the dealer.

General Comments:

Too many problems and faults, although they are not major. But still waste owners a lot of valuable time.

It's good in terms of value, but annoy by a lot of minor problems.

Hope Kia can improve the quality of parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th July, 2001

8th Jun 2005, 13:53

Kia shuma2 is a very good car to drive in the winter in sweden.

1999 Kia Shuma LS 1.5 from Malta


Highly recommended if you are looking for a big car at a low price


Problems in the engine electrics at 15,000 miles. Engine performance became erratic.

Rear wind screen wash jets not functioning.

General Comments:

Very comfortable interior providing the driver and passengers with ample leg-room. Seats are comfortable and provide good support.

Engine is slightly under-powered for this size of car. Lack of power is especially felt when A/C is on.

Fuel consumption is average. If driven carefully can manage up to 40 miles per gallon.

Good built quality and finishings. However, the dashboard plasic feels cheap.

Very comfortable ride and good road handling.

Huge luggage space. You have to see it to believe it!

A pity that the radio antenna is manually operated considering that even the mirrors are electrically adjusted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

2001 Kia Shuma S 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Good looks, good value



General Comments:

Very good value. The only drawback is reverse parking, the rear view is poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2001

2000 Kia Shuma SX 1.5 from UK and Ireland



General Comments:

I bought the car because it was cheap. I suppose I wasn't expecting much but it has been a revelation. Excellent build quality (no rattles or squeaks). A stylish and comfortable car. The auto is bit underpowered on inclines and the engine can sound unrefined if pushed. Fuel consumption is OK for a car this size with auto (35 mpg). Most people can't believe it's a Kia!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th February, 2000