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I have had this car for several years and am very happy with it. There have been a couple of problems such as the water pump collapsing and the clutch slave cylinder lever (so I'm told) breaking but my local mechanic fixed these for less than I was expecting. I find it very comfortable to drive on long journeys but I think the children would like to be able to alter the angle of the rear back rests.
The dash board is pretty basic but functional although the switches for the rear wash and wipe are rather out of the way to the right of and below the steering wheel.They are out of easy view and I have to look for them when I need them to make sure I get the right button. Also the roof rails would be more useful if they were longer. They are shorter than the roof so any long items on the roof bars such as my long roof box prevent the rear door from being fully opened.
Other than these points I do like the car and will certainly be looking at another Carens when I change vehicles.
Excellant vehicle that when new was berst value for money in the 7 seater range. Has been a very reliable vehicle with plenty of support from dealer during first two years. Is now 5 years old and is still reliable but is serviced by a local non dealer garage. Has just one really annoying feature, the parking brake is an extra foot brake easy enough to put on but has a flapper type lever on the dash board that is either on or off with no feel when on a hill. Has embarrassed me on a number of occasions on steep hills especially when towing. Other vehicles with similar systems have a clutch linked release that releases braked as clutch bites. Kia system nasty and cheap, have stopped using brake on hills slip clutch which must be causing wear. Nearly sold vehicle over this, would not buy similar model of same design. Notice Kia have brought out new Carens and gone back to a normal hand brake.
Bought 9 years old for £3,000 with only 1 owner and 32,000 on the clock. Delighted with the value. On a main road/motorway run I do every 6 to 8 weeks gets 420 to a tank full before yellow light, cruising at average of 60mph = 43mpg. Around town 39mpg. Plenty of power to tow my caravan. Comfortable. Slightly noisy when cold engine but no grumbles when warmed up. I feel safe in this car. Slightly quirky rear wash/wipe and no modern items - mpg calculator, temperature outside, cruise control - but less to distract from careful driving. Insurance reasonable for a large car. At the price I paid great value - I'll buy again.
Sold as a 7 seater but is really a 5 plus 2 occasional seats. Limited adjustment to front passenger seat (no height adjustment), my wife cannot find a comfortable position for this seat. Performance is OK, not sporty but that's not what this car is bought for, fuel consumption a bit on the high side. Reliability has been excellent and local dealer is good. Overall I like it, it does everything well enough, only letting it self down in the passenger comfort department.
As the title, does what it says for the price.
Car body feels light and a bit flimsy in areas.
Seats are unsupportive for long journeys.
Economy is reasonable at a measured 36.6mpg over 10,000 miles
Equipment level is good for base model, A/C etc
Dealer servicing seems dear and genuine parts are expensive.
Technology is a bit dated on this model and newer models far surpass it.
For a cheap reliable runaround without expensive frills it's good value.
My cars have to carry everything from just me to a full load of 7 people. The other situation they have to cope with is a full load with the back seats flat. In each case the car performs beautifully. I am a high mileage driver and I find it superb for both Motorway and cross country driving. This is a very practical and versatile car.
We've had this car from new, and although we don't do many miles, it has never let us down. It is comfortable to drive
and I like the elevated driving position and also the reverse sensors.
Also like the 7 seats when we are taking grandchildren around and the load space is versatile for carrying large loads.
The car is very reliable and easy to operate. It is very adjustable inside for carrying large objects. I find the fuel consumption very good, it does about 400+ miles on a full tank. Has lots of storage spaces.
Wanted a bigger car for family driving holidays including elderly relative (s). 5 seater with large luggage space or 7 seater with less, our Kia is a great car, if rather thirsty in and around town. We love it.
Quality , well equipped vehicle . Good performance , reliable and comfortable with plenty of room . Great that it comes with a 7 year warranty
This is our second one- we love the length of guarantee, The driving and power
good value for money car that covers all my needs thanks