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2018 Kia Sportage SLi (FWD) review

The Kia Sportage is a handsome, reliable and well-thought-out car. We picked up our new Kia after having 11-and-a-half months of absolute pain and horror with our Haval H6 Lux. It was love at first sight when we picked up our new Kia: the presentation of the vehicle, quality of the build, and smooth handling helped form an instant bond with this car...

2016 Kia Cerato S (AV) review

The Kia Cerato is one of the best cars going around these days for value for money. Being my first new car purchase, I was very careful in determining which car would suit my purposes and give me the best bang for my buck. I was set on a small-sized car in a sedan, as I detest hatches and their horribly small back windows...

2013 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo review

I bought my used 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo auto about three months ago. It's my first car and I have enjoyed owning it very much so far. While doing research and coming up with a shortlist, I had rivals such as the Mazda SP25, Polo GTI and Veloster Turbo in mind...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  Before you start, this is the first of numerous reviews I plan to write regarding a 2018 Kia Stinger GT. This review includes my thoughts on numerous vehicles, why we bought the Kia and our first 5000km. For context, the cars I previously owned include a 2.4L Mitsubishi Lancer, an 0.9L T Alfa Mito, a 1.6L Hyundai Elantra SR and a 2017 Subaru Forester...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

Generally being a Calais V/Statesman owner, amongst others, I recently sold my 18-month-old current-model Audi A4. A lovely car with heaps of added extras and magic to drive, but it was too old-fashioned for me, even at 66 years of age. Just nothing extra to look at, and like driving a box on wheels. As soon as I saw a review of the Stinger late last year, I started my research...

2017 Kia Carnival S review

Last year, after reading and watching some reviews, I wanted to buy a Kia Stinger as ‘the nice car’ to accompany our 2010 Sorento in the garage. A personalised numberplate was even bought for this plan. Unexpectedly, my wife suggested to upgrade the Sorento to a Carnival with very logical reasons...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I’d like to start by saying I'm a 20-year-old Kiwi and an ex-Holden revhead, so converting me from a brand that I absolutely loved and had huge amount of passion for was going to take a special sort of car. In early 2017 when the Stinger was revealed, I instantly thought 'wow, this car is amazing' and thought to myself this can’t be true – a Kia sedan with 365hp, surely not? For the rest of the year I was eager to jump in one and see for myself...

2017 Kia Optima GT Nav review

I'm the owner of an MY18 Kia Optima GT in red. In my opinion, it is a great car. Kia has come along way since the ’90s. Good on you, Kia. I have owned three cars made by the Kia group, and each time they have surprised me. As far as handling, performance, looks, comfort and economy go, it’s great. Each day since buying my Optima GT, I can’t wait to drive it again...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

As an owner of 4WD and SUV vehicles for the last 15 years, against the current trends, I decided to make the switch back to a mid-size sedan because of the value they currently represent, and I decided on the Kia Optima GT. I have to say I am extremely happy with this decision for a number of reasons...

2014 Kia Pro_cee'd GT-Tech review

After spending six months looking for a modern midlife-crisis car, I settled on a 2014 Kia Pro_cee'd GT-Tech in what I’ve found to be a rare silver one. Before making my choice, I drove a Toyota 86 and a Hyundai Veloster Turbo prior to the Pro_cee'd. All were manual transmission. The 86 was a typical Toyota (Boring) and not a real four-seater...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

  We turn our cars over every three years, however I am no longer on the road all the time, so I can now spend a bit more on a car and keep it for a longer period of time. I looked at all the different options in this category, such as the Chrysler, Mustang, Holden (for about five minutes max'), Audis, and BMWs, but this car was by far the most bang for your buck you will find out there in its class...