Product Type: Kia cars
Newest Review: ... out there with longer warranties ! One of the main selling points of the Kia is the amazing 7 year warranty, yes that's right 7 year... more
Kia C'eed 1.6 Diesel
Member Name: ajp4ever
Advantages: Good boot, reasonably quick, 7 year warranty
I have owned a Kia C'eed now for just over 3 years and to be honest I am struggling to fault it. Yes of course there are faster cars out there, yes of course there are more stylish cars out there, yes of course there are better handling cars out there and there are also cars out there with longer warranties.... Hold a minute ! There are no manufacturers out there with longer warranties !
One of the main selling points of the Kia is the amazing 7 year warranty, yes that's right 7 years. Now to make a car with a 7 year warranty, you have to be confident in its build quality. Having done approaching 50 000 miles, up and down the country, driven in muddy fields, deep snow, rutted ice, not to mention the myriad of passengers of all ages getting in and out of the car I can certainly vouch for its build quality.
The car is dealer serviced and apart from the regular service it has been into the garage once to fix a sticky rear brake (under warranty of course without quibble). The 1.6 diesel engine is punchy enough for overtaking and can fairly shift if that's the way you want to drive it. The handling is excellent too and while maybe not being on a par with the likes of a Focus you can throw it into a corner with gusto without worrying about the car not holding its line.
The boot is excellent and can easily take a full load of shopping, a couple of sets of golf clubs or a couple of suitcases plus smaller bags.
All in all the Kia is a great all rounder which won't let you down and if something does go wrong then there is the all encompassing 7 year warranty.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced family car then the Kia C'eed is worth serious consideration.
Summary: Great all rounder with unbeatable warranty