I do not own one of these, but my wife and I test drove one when she was choosing a new car, though we ended up with the Hyandi Getz 1.1.
We were attracted to the Picanto car by its looks, price, insurance group and the big attraction is the £15-a-year road tax. With its fuel economy, and insurance group 1 or 2, it's cheaper to run that a motorcycle (except parking of course).
If you want a runabout for work, this is fine, and as a second car. The quality of the bodywork is good, and the doors sounded good quailty when you close them (they're not tiny).
Bad points: to say the car is gutless is an understatment (then it's only 1.0). Legroom is awful in the driver's seat (so if you're 5ft 11 to over 6ft, forget it), and there is no clock at all - it would have cost them 50p to have a cheap digital clock, so you would need to go the motorway accessory shop for the stick-on one!
However, for value for money in the current credit and fuel crisis, it's a car worth trying. If I were to stereotype this car then I would say its for 18-year old young women, and elderly person or a single parent (as a value-practical four-door.
We've had our 1.1 LX Picanto for two months now, it's two years old. My partner and I are both learning to drive in it.
It wasn't a car that we'd condsidered buying but when we were at the used car place, it stood out as fantastic value for money. I love it!! It's perfect for learning to drive.
My dad often comes down to Cheltenham from Tamworth to collect me and the car, he then gives me a lesson as far as the motorway, when he takes over driving. The little car copes VERY well with the motorway and I think Dad quite enjoys driving it.
Fuel economgy is fantastic, we get around 55mpg. I find it easy to drive and because of the size, parking and reversing are both a doddle!
I don't think I could have picked a better first car. My only issue is that the boot is on the small side. However, with the back seats down there is ample space for a mountain bike!
I have had my Kia Picanto for two years now. You cannot beat the value for money running costs. It zooms up the motorway and I even overtake some very fast cars! It is easy to park and we always take it up to London instead of my husband's car. My husband reckons no one would be interested in stealing it! I can thoroughly recommend it and I have had no complaints. It has never let me down (touch wood).
I have had my picanto now for several months and its our second car as I have a company car , but I must say for a small car its packed with extras , its very good to drive and is nippy around town. Very cheap to run and we get 55 to 60 mpg so great.
I would recomend this little car to anyone its a great small faimly car and with the low CO2 rating its cheap to tax.
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