Kia Cerato SX 2009 Review

Posted on August 18th, 2009
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

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Kia Soul 2009 Review

Posted on June 19th, 2009
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

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Kia Carnival Ltd 2008 Review

Posted on May 15th, 2008
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

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Kia Rio EX Sedan 2008 Review

Posted on April 19th, 2008
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

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Kia Picanto Sport 2008 Review

Posted on February 26th, 2008
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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Kia Carens 2007 Review

Posted on January 11th, 2008
Posted on January 11th, 2008

It’s a hard job pushing a new niche. When you’ve got a 7-seat vehicle that you don’t want to brand as an SUV, MPV, crossover or station wagon, where do you put it? My feeling Read More

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Kia Magentis 2.0 EX CRDi 2007 Review

Posted on August 28th, 2007
Posted on August 28th, 2007

The Kia Magentis 2.0 EX CRDi (to give its full designation) is in trouble, BIG trouble. You see it’s managed to upset quite a few people by declaring war. War with the other Magentis models, Read More

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Kia Sorento Limited 2007 Review

Posted on July 17th, 2007
Posted on July 17th, 2007

When I first moved to Auckland I kept getting lost. It’s a confounding city of roads that diverge insidiously, so that an east unknowingly becomes a south and all of a sudden Sandringham is Manukau, Read More

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