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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...

2017 Kia Carnival Platinum review

Our family hauler gets a workout. It’s just clocked 15,000km in the nine months since we purchased it. The shortlist was originally the Kia Sorento GT-Line, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder Ti. I had a hunch, though, so I suggested to my wife that we take a Carnival for a decent drive. The dealer was great and loaned us a car for the weekend...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I've owned seven Commodores in a row, and there is something about a powerful large four-door that's fun. After a contentious warranty claim, I found myself ordering the Stinger. Before I drove it, I thought $66,000 with change was a lot for a white Kia hatch, but after driving it, I could see the value and Kia has done a great job – this car is versatile...

2011 Kia Rio S review

Picture this: late 2011, 17-year-old me, six months or so into my first real job, needed an immediate replacement for my terminally unreliable VL Commodore. Unfortunately, living in central west New South Wales has its downsides. In this case, lack of choice regarding new, affordable, reliable cars. I needed something with a warranty and low weekly payments...

2016 Kia Optima GT review

"The power to surprise". That's Kia's slogan. Maybe five to 10 years ago, but these days I think they are better than that. We now expect good cars out of Korea, and they regularly deliver. My Optima is no exception. I'm one of the few people it would seem that still seeks out a medium/large family sedan...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

  On reading all the professional reviews for the Kia Picanto, I found I was the opposite of the stereotypical intended purchaser. Why would I, a mid-20s male, and who is interested in cars, want a Picanto as my main car? Simple. In the Picanto, I think have found one of the most underrated packages on the Australian car market...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

Anyone looking for an in-depth review of the new Kia Stinger GT should look away now. There has already been plenty written about this new offering from Korea and undoubtedly there will be a whole lot more in the coming weeks and months. So, those of you seeking informed commentary about the Stinger will be spoiled for choice...

2016 Kia Sorento Platinum AWD review

I have seen a few young people write reviews and have seen such positive comments that I thought I would write my own! I am a 17-year-old Learner driver, and this is my mum's car. It has done about 18,000km in nine or so months, and I have put on approximately 8000km...