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KIA VENGA Hatchback 2010 on

4.8
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Kia Venga hatchback

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brianf

An excellent buy

KIA VENGA 1.4 EcoDynamics 2 5dr (Review date: 25th April '14)

5

We were in the market for a change of car and although initially looking at new saw this one 10 months old with 3500 miles on it. What a great choice far better than the Hyundai Matrix 8 years old that we replaced. The high front seating positions are ideal and easy to get in and out of. The car has plenty of power with good acceleration. The steering and braking with discs all round are good. Eco stop and start took a bit of getting used to but now I like it with instant start of engine with dip of clutch pedal. Boot room is excellent with 2 position boot floor. One thing I was not happy with was the lack of spare wheel with only pump up kit supplied. This was rectified with purchase of a spare wheel so now I have piece of mind. The rear seat has several positions and can fold flat with the then incredible flat floor and large boot area. I an extremely pleased with the purchase of this car and intent to keep it for a number of years. The MPG is around town about 40 ish, Road Tax £105 per year.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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laz1961

Kia Venga (2) 1.4 Petrol

KIA VENGA 1.4 EcoDynamics 2 5dr (Review date: 28th August '13)

4.8

Minuses :

Not much power for overtaking slower vehicles on a single lane carriageway. Fuel economy dips above 70 mph.

Pluses :

Good fuel economy for commuting. Smooth, comfortable and a superb motorway cruiser.

Summary :

Smaller than a Focus, bigger than a Fiesta for similar money. Go for a Test Drive, a really nice car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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xsallyx

best car i have ever owned

KIA VENGA 1.6 2 5dr Auto (Review date: 26th June '12)

4.8

you must drive an automatic venga to believe how nice they are, the gear box is as smooth as silk when changing gear. the ride is so comfortable, solid and rattle free.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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duuncan

Versatility at its best.

KIA VENGA 1.4 2 5dr (Review date: 10th February '12)

4.5

All manufacturers have an image attached to them and Kia never had the best by a long shot. Now however they have invested large amount into research and development and the current range are fantastic. The Venga sits in a niche between the C'eed and the new Rio.

Space: This car is unbelievably spacious, lots of arm and head room in the front, tons of arm, leg and headroom in the back. We've had 3 16 year olds in the back and managed to fit a 4 man tent, 6 man tent, 40L cooler, electrics and 4 rucksacks all in the boot at once!

The seats also fold flat in one touch, as well as having various positions between. This means you can fit large boxes in the boot by just clicking the seat into the upright position.

Handling: The Venga is very nice to drive smooth, comfortable and capable in bends. Suspension does tend to lean a little during more spirited cornering but overall comfort makes this worthwhile.

Engine: The 1.4 manual Petrol is a little underpowered for my tastes. It is great around town and can cruise comfortably on motorways but feels a little wheezy when overtaking. The new Venga 3 has a 1.6 which negates this issue.

Reliability: Bulletproof so far. Car is 18 months old, 11,000 miles in last 12 months without fault.

Running Costs: We have averaged 42.9mpg over the last 11,000 miles. ~40mpg urban, ~45mpg extra urban, 55mpg (@50mph)

Road fund is £140 for 12 months.

Servicing costs are reasonable even at the dealer, £130 first year, £160 second.

Overall: A very versatile car, great for a small family but also small enough and economical enough to run if you just need the space occasionally.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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geoffreyP

Hooray Kia

KIA VENGA 1.4 CRDi EcoDynamics 1 5dr (Review date: 10th October '11)

4.3

I have just bought a venga deisel. I am 6ft 4in and 20 stone. This car is the best smaller car for access ever for me! It has so much going on well for me but 1 big flaw which stops it from maximum points.

Best

Getting in and out and space behind the wheel.

Equipment levels are amazing for a base model

Fab mpg 50 in town 60+ outside

Intelligent stop and go simple, once you get used to it

Quality sound system with USB and ipod connections

Huge glove box!

£ 160 20,000 or 1 year service cost.

The look of the car...very pleasing, better than its twin ix20

On the 1 trim steel wheels but look like alloys!

Huge rear space when seats down 1250 litres

Clever additional boot space under boot sill.

Ability to sit in the boot to change into golf shoes!

Nice interior lay out

Price excellent value for money

Great space in the rear, even for the tallest..

Change gear indicator..great idea

Arm rest on a base model!

7 year warranty

Minor quibbles

Cannot see the front of car when parking

Needed parking sensors front/back

No lock on glove box

Road holding and ride over rough roads so so.

Major flaw

Acceleration...and flexibility.....it is such a leaden car uphill there is no nippiness in it at all 2 and 3rd gear are flat. Some owners quibble the type of deisel or think they have a defective car see internet campaign. I test drove many..there are all leaden. So you either accept this as you are getting such good mpg and adjusted your driving.

For some reason the Hyundai ix20 which is mechnaically the same seems to cost more for the same spec approx so it was definitely the right choice.

Buyers make sure you test drive it up a hill before you buy otherwise its a brill car!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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jonathanS

11 Plate Dream

KIA VENGA 1.4 CRDi EcoDynamics 1 5dr (Review date: 7th March '11)

5

Just upgraded from an 08 plate Kia Rio to the Kia Venga. The car is a totally different experience from the Rio with an all together new feel.

Where as the Rio felt plasticy and 'cheap' at times the venga, although the bottom of the range model, is more than ample for a families needs. It is spacious, economical and a pleasure to drive. Taking in to account the increase in monthly payments, that this particular ecodynamics model costs in comparison with the RIO with had previously, we are actually saving money in Road tax (30 for the Venga compared to £110 for the Rio) and increased MPG and efficiency from the Diesel Stop & Go engine.

All in all highly recommended.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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laurenL

Practical 1st family car

KIA VENGA 1.4 3 5dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)

4.8

The car is very spacious and you feel high up when you drive it, bit like beging in a 4 x 4 and looks so deciving from the outside! Its a great car for the family and there is plenty of room in the boot for the bugy! Infact I bought the car around the bugy as it was one of the only compact cars that was very roomy inside! The only fault is its a 1.4, but is cheep on fuel, tax and as a run around it is ideal! This car also comes with 7 years warrenty and 0% finance, who can grumble at that!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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