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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Kia Ceed Hatchback.
  • 1.4 SR 5dr

    R BEN , HANTS . Date: 26/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    Took delivery in April 08 and just loved the car from the start. It is the least expensive car we have ever owned but it is the best by far. It just does what it is supposed to do. After 10,000 we have had no problems at all not even a rattle. It was bought as a second car but our other car which cost nearly 3 times the as much, hardly ever gets used now - we prefer to drive the Ceed.

  • 1.6 120 LS 5dr

    Anthony Robertshaw Date: 02/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a 1.6ls as a hire car the other day. I own a 1.6 Peugeot 307 and somtimes drive a 1.6 Astra. I was really impressed with the Kia. It felt quicker than my 307 and handled much better. Compared to the astra it feels about as quick and the handeling is about as good as well. However the steering of the Kia was poor, far too light. It's also far noiser at speed compared to my 307 or the Astra. The interior is modern, neat and feels well screwed together. However the quality of the plastics was below par. I prefer the interior of my 307 and the astra was a bit nicer as well. Economy seemed pretty good, I got 35mpg over a quick 200 mile motorway run in high winds. Overall if I was in the market for an inexpensive runabout, I'd consider one. I could just about live with the over light steering and if I wasn't going on the motorway too often the noise, wouldn't be a problem either. However, I do about 12k on the motorway each year, so my next car will be a diesel. I give the Kia 4* because I felt it was at least as good or better than my 307 and about par with the astra, yet for a lower price and good waranty.

  • 1.6 120 LS 5dr

    Peter Stanyer , Cheshire . Date: 28/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Test drove the S Model and really liked it, the dealer offered me a Demonstator 1.6LS with 1100miles for less than the new one. Paid £10500. Full warranty and RAC. I looked at other cars Focus, C4, Megane but could not find anything else at this price with all the extras like climate control etc. The ride is a little firm not as good as the focus but the warranty swings it everytime. The problem I have now is stopping my wife taking it instead of her car.

  • 1.6 CRDi 89 S 5dr

    Bill Frearson , Derbyshire . Date: 20/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    To tell you the truth. I had never really heard much about Kia. What attracted me was a diesel for the same price of petrol, as I'm a diesel fan - my last two cars have been Peugeots.

    I went into the showroom to view one. It seemed very solid and well put-together, so the salesman invited me to have a test run. As soon as I let the clutch out, I found myself smiling - I knew imediatly that this was the car for me.

    I've been driving now for a long time and owned (new cars) Ford, Rover, Triumph, Honda and Toyota, so I do know a bit about cars.

    I have now owned this Cee'd S diesel for two months and done 2000 miles, and I love every minute I get it to drive it.

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