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2016 Kia Carnival SLi review

I know what you are thinking – what made him buy a people mover? Yes, I may have had a vasectomy, but they are still attached! No my life isn't over, just three boys that can't be next to each other for any lengthy period of time. This was a decision made with the head and not with the heart...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

I purchased the 2018 Kia Stinger GT 3.3 in November 2017 from Kia Yallah. It was an easy, pleasant transaction, and at the same time I ordered the bi-modal exhaust (this also came with the Kia seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty). I was told it would be ready for installation by the end of January. I was number-one on the order form...

2017 Kia Rio SLi review

I'm extremely pleased with the car, but one downfall is the brightness of the display for the air-conditioning controls. There is no adjustment to make it brighter. Also, the car tells you if a door is open or the lights are left on, but get low on fuel and if you don't notice the fuel light or gauge, you're out of luck – there's no audio to beep at you...

2015 Kia Pro_cee'd GT review

“I drive a Kia.” Over the past three years I’ve come to painfully accept that few things, if any, decimate one’s attempt to maintain any credibility of being a car enthusiast than those four words. And that’s even before we get to the poorly punctuated model name...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

As two seniors, we were looking for the smallest, sensibly priced new 'city' car that we could buy. It had to be no bigger than a Yaris and had to be automatic, as Sydney traffic these days is getting too heavy for the daily grind of the manual we have used for the last decade. We narrowed the prospective field down to the Suzuki Ignis, Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Yaris and, of course, the Kia Picanto under review...

2018 Kia Stinger GT review

After owning a luxury European sports car for a brief period prior to purchasing my Stinger GT, I was left with a strong taste of dissatisfaction and disappointment with the brand. Problem after problem resulted in the dealership having my car for almost eight weeks in total of the four months of ownership...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

Having been a loyal Ford customer and the owner of six XR6 Falcons in a row, I thought it was time to try another brand as I could no longer buy another new XR6. After much online research, I decided on a Kia Optima GT. After finding a suitable colour, I did a deal over the phone and took delivery a couple of days later...

2015 Kia Pro_cee'd GT review

As a FWD man, I have owned many hot hatchbacks from the 1970s onwards. All have their quirks, but none has been as sorted as this Kia. The Australian version has suspension settings that differ from Europe, and it had to be this way. The fact they now use them in Europe says a lot. I like the way this car handles – not too firm, and just enough oversteer when playing...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I was introduced to the Kia Stinger GT early on, before production and release in Australia. I had never owned a Kia before and knew very little of the brand, but the idea of a 'family sports car' at a reasonable price had me interested. As a single-income family of four, the seven-year warranty and capped-price servicing were especially attractive...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

My Kia Optima GT MY17, wow, what can I say? This car is amazing. Its performance, quality, price point, everything about this car has met my expectations. The turbo engine is very responsive when needed, meaning city and highway driving are total pleasures. The fuel economy has been what I expected: great fuel economy when driven accordingly, but put the car in sports mode and, look out, it will use a little more fuel...

2012 Kia Sportage SLi (AWD) review

I purchased the Sportage in late 2011 to replace my very unreliable (after warranty expiration) 2006 Ford Focus. Living on a dirt road that often has minor flooding, I needed something with a little more ground clearance. Of all the available SUVs at the time in my $30–35K price range, the Sportage in my eyes was the best-looking creature by far...