2008 NAZA Ria SE 2.5L GV6 from Malaysia
Reasonable running cost
So far no problem happened.
Previously, I had a Toyota Estima 3.0L, but due to my business's down turn, I had no other choice to trade it in and get a new Naza Ria (Kia Carnival). Because I've got 4 kids, I think it classifies as big family.
On first day, when I received my Ria, in my mind, I was always under estimating the capability of Korea cars, no choice; this is only my affordable MPV car for my business situation at that time for my family.
After I drove Ria for a year, I was found that the Ria as not so bad as compared to the Toyota Estima, it is very stable on the road, internal spaces are big and comfortable while seated during long distance travel. Quite reliable internal compartment accessories, and the engine power has been maintained since the first day the car was released.
Quite nice car the NAZA Ria, I was doing right to swap my Toyota Estima 3.0L for the Ria.
Pertaining to petrol consumption, it is quite reasonable by carrying Ria body weight 1998kg on the road.
Now I'm confident in Korean car design.
THANKS KIA MOTOR.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2009
17th Mar 2010, 08:12
I agree with you, because so far I have driven this car for 2 years, there are no problems. For the price, I think it is good car.
14th Apr 2010, 04:45
Hi guys out there,
It's nice to drive a NAZA RIA 2.5, whether you're a big family or not.
What I experienced is that it's so comfortable, few problems, and very steady if you drive, even if you go to the speed of 150km/h. I've been using it for 5 years, and no such hassle occurred.
Just gentle reminder to all the readers; to have good car, just follow the maintenance schedule according to the mileage. And observe those basic rules before you start your vehicles.
Happy driving and safe journey.
27th Jul 2010, 01:42
Yes, I totally agreed with you, and I sold my Ria after 5 years and bought a reconditioned Estima. I really regretted buying this Estima, as it started to consume engine oil (3 year old car), and worse still, it does not have any warranty period as I bought from AP holder. It cost me RM180k, and now I have to bear the cost of repair after using it for 6 months only.
Please think twice if you want to buy this type of car, before you regret it.
Worst car I ever bought...