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Versatility at its best.
KIA VENGA 1.4 2 5dr (Review date: 10th February '12)
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.
KIA VENGA 1.4 CRDi EcoDynamics 1 5dr (Review date: 10th October '11)
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.
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
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.
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!
11 Plate Dream
KIA VENGA 1.4 CRDi EcoDynamics 1 5dr (Review date: 7th March '11)
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.
Practical 1st family car
KIA VENGA 1.4 3 5dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)
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!!