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Kia Cerato Hatchback 1.6 CRDi LX 5d (2006/56)

Kia Cerato Hatchback 1.6 CRDi LX 5d (2006/56) - Owner Review

The space inside is exceptional for its size. Much roomier feeling than my Nissan Primera.

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Review submitted by
William Dyke on

Kia Cerato Hatchback (04-06)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says I don't care about image.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They are all surprised at how quiet and comfortable it is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, if they still made them.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something of similar size with a Diesel Engine. Preferably a Japanese or Korean brand other than Nissan which has gone downhill badly with recent models.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got it with a good discount for not having a trade in.It was much cheaper then an Octavia, Focus etc.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap to buy and run

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was pleasant and reasonable unlike some I encountered.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives very smoothly with a comfortable ride. Performance from the Turbo Diesel engine particularly when cruising is excellent. The gear change takes a bit of getting used to.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park with light steering and a tight turning circle.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
The space inside is exceptional for its size. Much roomier feeling than my Nissan Primera.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The turbo diesel engine is one of the best I have come across for performance, economy and quietness.

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