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Kia Cerato Hatchback 1.6 LX 5d (2005/05)

Kia Cerato Hatchback 1.6 LX 5d (2005/05) - Owner Review

its a practical roomy car with a descent sized boot,a1.6 engine and a good level of kit,for less than a similar aged corsa/fiesta etc
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Review submitted by
Derek Anderson on

Kia Cerato Hatchback (04-06)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
hopefully nothing who wants to be judged by what they drve? except bmw drivers!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
every one who has acctually driven it or been in it are surprised how good it is most people underestimate kia as a brand, idid as well before i bought one

Would you buy this car again and why?
not this car as i only do about 4000-5000 miles a year and keep a car till its about dead,but ide buy another kia

What are you likely to buy next?
the head and finances say whats low milage and available the heart says an alfa

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,448

When did you buy the car?
August 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
i think i got a good deal,i got £600 over the parkers trade in value,so we took out a 2 year extended warrenty &2 years mot&service package,so hopefully weel have 3years cheap motoring

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
my previous car was needing about £1200 spent on it,so,i decided to trade in

What was the dealer like?
no pressure salesman,probably the easiest deal ive ever done

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
i was expecting it to be horrible to drive,visions of a slightly modern lada sprang to mind but its acctuly not bad,and its nippier than the zafirathat it replaced,most of my driving is town commuting and it copes no bother

What's it like to park?
a doddle,light power steering and reasonable size helps

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
no but only had it 2months,there reputation for reliable trouble free motoring seems right so far

What's most practical about your car?
its a practical roomy car with a descent sized boot,a1.6 engine and a good level of kit,for less than a similar aged corsa/fiesta etc

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
room in the boot for my golf clubs,or the dogs travel crate

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