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KIA PRO CEED Hatchback 2008‑2012
13 owner reviews for KIA PRO CEED Hatchback 2008‑2012
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 3 3dr (Review date: 3rd October '14)
I bought my Proceed last June 2013 with 13,000 miles on the clock. - it now has 17,800 on the clock.
It had its first MOT 2 months ago ... and guess what .. the front brakes had warped !! cost of replacement at a registered Kia dealer in Dukinfield, Cheshire, Â£350 !! I asked if this was covered under the 7 year warrenty .. answer No !!! Total Cost of that MOT and Service was Â£550, argued my point in view of the relatively short mileage this car has covered and the answer was still no !! Dealership charges are too expensive !! what they do not tell you is that the warrenty is STILL covered IF you use a VAT registered Garage and any parts fitted are Kia parts, so PLEASE bare that in mind, you will save a mint !
Had issues with the paint protection that is flaking away on my Car, again ... its not covered, despite it saying so !!
Fuel comsumption is getting worse despite me driving like Miss Daisy and trying to eke out every little last drop !
Pros .. well it drives well BUT the visability when trying to park or reverse is bad ! never have I had so much trouble parking a car before !
The front tyres will need replacing soon if I keep the car (not 18K done yet - never had such bad tyre wear on any other care, do KIA use budget tyres ? I wonder ....
Would I get another of these ??? NO !! would I recomend Kia's with their 7 year warrenty ??? NO, its not worth the paper its written on in my experience.
I bought this Car on its looks and promises ... it has looks, drives good but the warrenty DOES NOT live up to its promises. BUYERS BEWARE OF THIS
Amazing all round car but costly to repair
KIA PRO CEED 2.0 CRDi Sport 3dr (Review date: 26th May '13)
Loved my Kia pro-ceed and would have another tomorrow IF the clutch and flywheel had been a bit stronger!
Great to drive fast economical good looking and great in the bends.
But turbo blew at 99,000 miles lucky me. Clutch and flywheel not covered by warranty and after replacing for the second time at Â£1600 decided to sell :-(
Pro Cee'd after a year
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 CRDi 2 3dr (Review date: 15th February '12)
I have just reached a year with my Kia Pro_Ceed, and Im just about to trade it in for a larger car.
Bought the car a year ago to replace a Vauxhall Astra 1.8 SRi bad fuel economy.So the positives.
Cost per mile of ownership this is the big sell. The car is so cheap to run. On motorways I was easily getting 60MPG Around the city, I have been able to get around 44MPG, and that was without driving particularly economically. Road tax is £30 a year, insurance is very low too.
The cars exterior styling its a good looking car -a nice mix between an Audi A3, VW Golf and a Focus.
The seats are comfortable important on long journeys. The driving position is good, the seats are wide.
Plenty of in cabin storage Love the centre console arm rest compartment. You dont usually get those on smaller, budget cars.
The heated / chilled glovebox!
Performance its no slouch. Mine is a Pro_Ceed 2, 1.6 Diesel. It can shift when you want it to. Its stable at higher speeds on the Motorway
And the not so Positives
Size its really small and cramped in the back, even for two people. The rear passenger windows are really small and dont open theyre fixed.
Interior Refinement This was a big issue for me. It felt a bit too cheap. The materials and plastics were very low rent.
The seats, although comfortable, are finished in a cheap, drab grey fabric
There is no interior ambient lighting a real miss. At night, the car is dark very dark.
The rear view mirror is not a dimming mirror, which dazzles you when you have a 4x4 or SUV behind you.
The car stereo Im divided on this one, The speakers are great, and the original unit does offer a USB and AUX input, which you dont always get on other similairly priced cars. The USB function is poor though. The random you get is always the same it follows the same pattern every time.
Residual value it really, really doesnt hold its value. For all the money you will save running the car, you may well lose it upon resale. Kia still hasnt got a great name, which is unfortunate, because the range is improving all the time.
Good Value with a 7 Year Warranty
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 2 3dr (Review date: 17th January '12)
Overall a good value car, the fuel running costs are relatively low with good perrformance. The only downside to the car that we've noticed is that the bodywork appears to be quite flimsy in comparison to manufacturers such as Vauxhall. The car has a flat rear seat and accomodates 2 x child car seats comfortably whereas other cars of a similar size we've had have been much smaller in the back. Been a reliable car.
Really nice car
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 2 3dr (Review date: 19th October '11)
As a 22 year old, I find that insurance companies like to eat me alive, so I went for something sporty looking, without the nasty insurance group. This car was a choice out of many, and I am SO glad I got it.
It's actually very stylish, well equipped, and certainly pokey enough for me. It's got a lot of room when you fold down the seats, I managed to fit my bike inside it.
Stylish, Economical, fast enough for most people, well equipped, insurance isn't a killer, very quiet, roomy, very good handling.
Well the gear shift could be better, it's a firm drive (a sporty suspension for better road handling)
I think that's it really. Felt like really this car is so under-rated, and it's an amazing car, without many reviews! Figured I'd add my two cents.
Great Car for Ikea trips!
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 CRDi 2 3dr  (Review date: 18th August '11)
Good car and great value for money. Bought as a pre-reg and only reason for selling is that I only live a mile from work so use my bicycle most of the time and don't feel I'm using the car enough, otherwise I would be keeping it. It's really easy to drive and definitely economical. It's a fairly spacious car and when you fold the seats down you can fit a lot in. I know this from using it to move house and trips to Ikea!
Beware of hidden servicing costs
KIA PRO CEED 2.0 CRDi Sport 3dr (Review date: 26th July '11)
The Kia Pro Ceed which I owned for 3 years proved to be economic and fairly reliable (one breakdown which was repaired under warranty). The Warranty is where the brand is let down as, yes it lasts for 7 years but the price of servicing the vehicle is grossly overpriced.
The cost of a 3 year / 36,000 mile service was £360, by the time the price of the MOT and replacement of the corroded rear brake discs and new pads (sadly not covered by the warranty due to Fair wear & tear clause), was added the total cost was £620. The Dealership price structure is ambiguous as the price advertised was £122 for a Basic Service but this service would not support the Warranty. Only a Full Service maintains the validity of the Warranty and this will cost the owner a great amount of money over the full term.
I originally purchased a Kia Pro Ceed for the 7 year Warranty but have subsequently sold the car because of the overpriced servicing costs. Great car but shame about the overall cost of ownership and poor residual value when its time to sell.
Dont worry about the badge
KIA PRO CEED 1.6 CRDi 89 2 EcoDynamics 3dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)
I've had my Proceed for 4 months now so here goes. This car is badged as "Econetic" with a stop/start system that works faultlessly although i cant get the claimed MPG even with when using a feather light right foot but I do get mid 50s MPG normal driving so i'm happy with that. The engine is quiet, smooth and quite willing to pull from low revs, power wise its perfectly adequate for motorway or town use and the brakes are excellent but personally if I did a lot of A-road motoring I would probably go for the higher powered version for safer overtaking, . The interior seems well made with bags of room in the passenger compartment and in the boot. Two minor faults to report are a sticking seat belt reel and a faulty seal on a rear side window both fixed under the amazing 7!!! year warranty. On the road this car definitely has a firm ride but I suppose that is why it corners so well. All in all I have a nice looking, reliable, good to drive economical car (£20 road tax + 55 mpg) warrantied for another 6 years, don't hesitate, just get one!