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Kia Sorento Review & Road Test

The old adage, "you get what you pay for" means nothing to Kia. Model Tested: 2009 Kia Sorento Platinum; 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo diesel; six-speed automatic; SUV - $48,990* Options: Metallic Paint $450 CarAdvice Rating: Despite its history of being cheap and cheerful, Kia has gone the way of Hyundai and transformed its offerings...

Kia Cerato Long Term Conclusion

After six months, and nearly as many drivers, CarAdvice has this week handed back our long-term Kia Cerato SLi. The Kia Cerato has been with us since May clocking up over 8,000 trouble free kiometres. In fact, with the exception of two small rattles and some easily scuffed interior trim (an issue Kia has addressed in its MY10 facelift) this has been a rather uneventful test...

Kia Sorento Review

2010 Kia Sorento First Steer Review There was a famous advertising campaign by a rental company in the United States some time ago that depicts the attitude of some large multi-nationals. The advert read "We are number 2, so we try harder". This is a very good way to explain why sister companies Hyundai and Kia have been kicking so many goals lately...

Kia Cerato - Long Term Update

Since collecting our long-term Kia Cerato SLi back in early May the Santorini Blue sedan has been shoved from pillar to post around the CarAdvice office, with Rose Harris, Nadine Armstrong and Paul Maric all spending considerable time behind the wheel. Now it's my turn with the past few weeks seeing the Cerato spend some garage time with my family here on the Mornington Peninsula...

2009 People Mover Comparison

Honda Odyssey vs. Hyundai iMax Shuttle vs. Kia Grand Carnival vs. Mitsubishi Grandis vs. Toyota Tarago Models Tested: 2009 Honda Odyssey; 2.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed automatic; wagon - $43,990* 2009 Hyundai iMax Shuttle; 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, diesel; four-speed automatic; wagon - $42,490* 2009 Kia Grand Carnival; 2...

Kia Cerato Koup Review & Road Test

Meet Kia's cracking take on the common man's coupe. Models Tested: 2009 Kia Cerato Koup; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed manual; coupe - $23,690* 2009 Kia Cerato Koup; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; four-speed automatic; coupe - $25,690* Options: Metallic Paint $400 (Fitted - Bright Silver) CarAdvice Rating: Forget everything you thought you knew about Kia being cheap, bordering on nasty, and at least uninspiring...

Kia Cerato Koup First Steer

Update: Kia Cerato Koup Review. Kia seems to have decided to establish itself as the Korean car company that finds a vacant niche in the car market and sets out to fill it. First there was the love it or leave it Kia Soul, we kinda love it, and now there is the Kia Cerato Koup, a car that could well add quite a bit to the Kia sales numbers...

Kia Soul - Long Term Review

2009 Kia Soul3 CRDi - Long Term Review I’m not sure which supermarket Elvis is in this week, but Shrek is definitely in residence at CarAdvice HQ, at least a very green Kia Soul has taken up Long Term Test residence with us for the next few months. By David Twomey It you didn’t catch it, Nadine Armstrong was firmly convinced when she reviewed the Soul recently that it was just the car for Shrek, that loveable cartoon character...

Kia Cerato - Long Term Update

2009 Kia Cerato SLi - Long Term Update By Nadine Armstrong The Cerato deserves a round of applause. It survived the school holiday family trip with ease, showing it has the performance, space, comfort and functionality required to cope with the ongoing demands of the average family...

Long Term Update - Kia Cerato

After 12 months doing duty as the female voice of the CarAdvice writing and road test team Rose Harris is moving on to other things. We won’t be losing complete contact with Rose as she will continue to contribute to CarAdvice from time to time...

2009 Kia Soul Review & Road Test

2009 Kia Sou Review & Road Test Good for the soul and better than botox Model Tested: 2009 Kia Soul2/3 - 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, CRDi, VGT, five-speed manual/four-speed auto - $26,990 Options: none fitted to test vehicle CarAdvice Rating: - by Nadine Armstrong If Shrek were to own a car, it would surely be the Kia Soul...