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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Sensible. Prsctical.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Most say it punches well above its weight. given the badge on the front is Kia.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes if I still needed the extra room of the estate and economy of the diesel.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Audi A3 Sportback. Petrol.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    June 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Probably not the best deal for my trade in. However it was a good price for the new car.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    7 Year warranty and liked the car.

    What was the dealer like?

    Dealer was very good. they were very happy to sort couple of minor issues with the car after we picked it up.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It handles very well. Does not roll too much. Quite a firm ride due to the 17 inch alloys. Careful picking of tires is good to avoid road noise. The worst being the Michelin Primacy's that were on it from New. Recommend good year Eagle tires as the last well give good grip and are quite. Good view from the Cabin with large windscreen and low dash unlike many of it competitors.

    What's it like to park?

    Being an estate the rear window is quite far away. However visibility is pretty good and the rear Parking sensors make up for what you cannot see.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    We have had no reliability issues. There was issue with rear spring but this turned out to be a small stone. Major issue with Rust on top of back doors though. One was replaced other need to be refinished.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The Boot is fantastic. lots of compartments to hide things. Spare bulbs first aid kit removable towbar etc. saves having things rolling about in the boot. Leaves nice flat floor space.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    No real favorites just a good package with Climate control, hill start, Cruise control.