Used Kia Cerato Saloon 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)
  • Kia Cerato Saloon (04 - 07)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Kia Cerato saloon?

Great things are expected from Kia in the future, but don't be fooled into thinking that the manufacturer is there quite yet. The JD Power survey repeatedly demonstrates that there is still work to be done.

Few specific faults have been highlighted on the Cerato yet, but do check for clutch problems. If the pedal feels anything less than smooth and fluid in its action, then step away. Also, ensure that you give the five-speed manual a thorough trial. If the gearbox refuses to engage first or reverse gears smoothly when cold, there could be an underlying - and expensive to fix - reason.