Well equipped, low running costs, comfortable interior
Cheap feeling and dated cabin, lacks practicality of hatchback, dull looks
The Cerato saloon replaced the old Mentor in the Kia line up and it's a big improvement, however that's not a difficult achievement. It was designed for 'European' tastes but unfortunately the dour and ungainly looks, along with a low rent and cheap-feeling interior meant few people bought one. It's a good value used buy - as long as the price is low enough - and is an ideal choice if you want a reliable runabout.
The saloon version is even more scarce than the hatchback and lacks the five-door models practicality. It's best avoided as there are far better alternatives out there.