Kia Sorento R Ltd 2010 Review

Posted on March 5th, 2010

Kia is currently shifting from a bit player to a serious force in the NZ car market with its keenly priced vehicles and a rapidly modernising range. Where Kia got one of its first big Read More

Kia Carnival Ltd 2010 Review

Posted on February 5th, 2010

Why would you name a motor vehicle the Carnival? Is it because when it parades down main street people stop and watch in awe? Not this Carnival. Or is it because it inspires young women Read More

Kia Magentis 2009 Review

Posted on January 26th, 2010

Travelling on a budget can bring its own rewards, you get to see all the same sights and your experiences often have an earthy richness that wealthier travelers may miss.  There’s a truer sense of Read More

Kia Cerato SX 2009 Review

Posted on August 18th, 2009

Ceratotherium isn’t a word you hear thrown around very often; it manages to avoid dinner party conversation and shop counter small talk. That’s because Ceratotherium is the scientific term for the White Rhino, from the Read More

Kia Soul 2009 Review

Posted on June 19th, 2009

Korean manufacturer Kia has built a reputation for making sensibly styled budget cars and for making concessions in quality to maintain an affordable price point. Recently there has been a change in ethos at Kia Read More

Kia Carnival Ltd 2008 Review

Posted on May 15th, 2008

Being the leader of a samba band (AKSamba), driving a car called a Carnival is very coincidental. In fact, the Carnival is so large I could take along seven more of the 50 band members Read More

Kia Rio EX Sedan 2008 Review

Posted on April 19th, 2008

With a name like Rio conjuring up the Brazilian carnival you’d expect a car to embody the ground-trembling surdo drums — the heartbeat of samba — punctuated by the shrill whistle of the mestre as Read More

Kia Picanto Sport 2008 Review

Posted on February 26th, 2008

I am fairly astounded at the level of kit available on this Kia Picanto Sport. For a smidge under $19,000 there are features that not ten years ago would have only been found on top-of-the-line Read More

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