Kia Pro_Cee'd (2008–2013)

What's good

  • xcellent chain cam 1.4 and 1.6 petrol engines.
  • Seven year warranty.
  • Facelifted in 2011 with sharper look.

What to watch out for

18-4-2013: Complaint of rust appearing around the front screen trim of a 1 year old pro_cee'd 1.6 CRDI 4. Might be because the screen was replaced and the surface of the metal scratched.

26-7-2016: Report of bonnet catch of 2012 KIA pro_cee'd failing at speed and bonnet wrapping itself over roof causing sufficient damage to write off the car as uneconomical to repair. Bonnet catch was rusty so had nont been greased at services. Bonnet secondary retaining catch failed.

3-2-2017: September 2010 KIA Pro cee'd diesel taken to KIA dealer becaus eof excessive smoke in December 2015. Dealer kept the car for approximately five months, initially without a loan car, and returned the car fully repaired, so they claimed. With the engine starting to smoke badly again, owner tried another KIA dealer who had the car since August 2017. They returned the car allegedly "fully repaired" in early November 2017. Car taken back to dealer same day because of excessive engine noises. Dealer said had rebuilt the engine with a new top end but admitted had reused several worn parts including the original timing chain which was subsequently found to have stretched and was creating the excessive noises. Dealer still has the car.

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