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2012 Kia Rio S Review

I did not expect to buy a Kia Rio. I went looking for a new Honda Jazz and, even though I liked the Jazz, the Rio presented much better value for money. I have a 5-door in Urban Blue with a six speed manual transmission and a few extras. This is a fun and value packed little car. I drive to work every day through traffic so fuel economy is important to me...

2012 Kia Grand Carnival Platinum Review

Bought a 4 year old Platinum, well appointed, low kms, and we love it. Took about a week for my wife to get comfortable. Family drives are much more pleasant now with 2 13 yr old boys and 10 yr old daughter. 2 in the middle, one up back seems to be the preferred option - no more elbow fighting. All rows able to recline and with adjustable head rests is great...

2014 Kia Cerato Koup Touring Review

We now own two Kia’s, this and a 2015 Sportage SLi. This after a life time of driving, I started in 1966 and my better half in 1989. We’ve had Mercs, Jags, Mits, Toyotas, Peugeot. And one VW the first and last of that species. The first car better my better half had was a 1991 Hyundai Excel. Korean cars have come a very long way since then...

2016 Kia Sorento Platinum (4x4) Review

After trialing various seven seaters SUV, we narrowed our list down to only three: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento. I still think that Toyota Kluger has the best ride and handling amongst the three, but it is very thirsty. Both Santa Fe and Sorento that we tested were using diesel and they were very good...

2016 Kia Cerato Koup Touring Review

I've bought my Koup Turbo Touring a little over a month ago and am just about to get the 3,000km service done. What I think so far? To be honest, I love it. I've had an eye on this car since it hit the showrooms back in 2013. Its mix of understated sportyness and style caught my eye and to be honest was a major factor in my decision to buy one...

2016 Kia Sportage Sli (AWD) Review

After only 10 days..1000km mainly country driving.. Love the comfort, handling and power from the diesel engine. First tankful took me from southern Sydney to Moruya area with local trips, then Canberra and return. then back to Batemans Bay. Computer showed 6.4 litres per hundred which seemed to tally with kilometres covered...

2016 Kia Sportage Si (FWD) Review

We have been looking for a replacement for our 11 year old Magna which has served us well. As we are now in our 60's, we needed something a bit higher to get in and out of. Our Sportage is now 6 weeks old and travelled 1400 klm's and as to be expected has not missed a beat. We were first attracted to Kia because of the 7 year warranty and sold on it by the finish inside and out...

2015 Kia Sorento Platinum (4x4) Review

  The new generation KIA Sorento has received more than its fair share of comments and reviews over the last year; so what can I write that can add any value? My perspective differ (in my opinion) on 3 definite points: - When I purchase this vehicle I did not have a specific budget in mind. My upper limit was 100k...

2016 Kia Sorento SLI (4x4) Review

Smooth,powerful and refined... Interior is better than previous model which I had. Only 4000 kms so far but loving it. Had a drive of a friends x5 the other day and I couldn't help thinking the Kia was better. The previous Sorento owned was the v6 and I liked the power, though getting used to the excellent torque of the diesel and the more sure footedness of the 4x4...

2013 Kia Sportage Platinum (AWD) Review

Bought the Kia Sportage platinum diesel and have now had 2 years of trouble free motoring. Wanted something else other than a sedan but didnt want a big SUV so settled on the Sportage. Had a towbar fitted to take my bikeracks as I do a fair amount of mountain biking. Needed something spacious and with good ground clearance to get to some out of the way places...

2014 Kia Cerato Sli Nav Review

2 years in and I'm not regretting my purchase although there are annoyances that have popped up but often they're balanced out by things that just work. A while back now I wrote a review just after I bought the car. You can search the archives for that. Having reread it myself I can say that much of it still holds true...