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2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo Speed Date
By Marika Zhu
Quick Specs
$28,190 before on-road costs
Seven-year/unlimited km
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By Marika Zhu

So, where did you go on your date?

We enjoyed a nice drive home, then headed to Melbourne's south-east to meet a few friends for a late coffee. Was stoked to be out with a great looking car for a night!

Ideal first date?

The Kia Cerato Koup is a turbo, and despite enjoying the evening we spent together, I would have loved to have taken it for a ride down some quiet roads for a good drive.

Hot or not?

Definitely hot, different from the usually sensible looking Kia! I would be able to see myself owning one - I love a good turbo kick.

It's what's inside that counts, what do you think of the interior?

The interior is solid and well built for the price. Unfortunately the lack of satellite-navigation is a let down but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker considering you can add one for $2,200.

Standout features?

To be honest, besides being a good looking car and having a solid interior build, there’s nothing too special.

Annoying habits?

I find it a little irritating that this model, like the Pro_Cee’d, has a funky spelling of Koup… superficial but it's the little things that count.

Ready for a family?

Definitely not, this car is for people who like the look of coupe’s and enjoy a fun drive in a car that’s relatively affordable.

High maintenance?

With Kia's seven-year warranty I think it’s pretty safe to say it wouldn’t be too high maintenance.

Any deal-breakers?

Not really, it drives well and does everything I want it to, it’s a good car.

So, is it serious or just a one night stand?

One night stand. Despite being fun, there are a few other cars I would have over the Koup. There's another member of the Kia family that I've taken a liking too.

Keeping your options open?

Definitely keen on the Pro_Cee'd or Hyundai Veloster. I see myself ending up with a hatch rather than a sedan, and I find driving manuals far more engaging.

If it's not for you, who would you recommend it to?

Anyone that’s looking for an affordable good looking car that has a bit of punch to it would enjoy the Cerato Koup. It’s an excellent drive with plenty of room in the back seat and you can certainly rest easy with that seven-year warranty.