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This is an old car model that is no longer for sale by the local distributor since Jan 2010.
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1.6 (M)
$38,999 (Jan 2009) spacer
13.2km/L 121 bhp 5-speed (M)
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13.2km/L 121 bhp 4-speed (A)
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Kia Cerato Variant 2
4 stars - based on 12 reviews
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12 Consumer Reviews

Most reliable 1.6l car I've owned `
Been driving the car for 9yrs, and it's still giving me peace of mind. Did not face any major problems so far. Have tried traveling at 220km/h at NS highway. Cornering at at speed (160-180km/h) at ease. Suspension are beyond expection as going over hum at high speed without feeling any bum (better then 2008 E200 Which my friend owned) Feel like traveling at 80km/h when the car is speeding at 160-180km/h. Able to reach KL from Sing in just 90min.
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Reliable workhorse for 7 years `
Bought this 2.5yo in 2010. 1.6 manual, 121bhp was quite enough to handle daily driving. Rear legroom is spacious and decent for 3 adults. Boot space is good as well. Ended up throwing my storeroom in the trunk. Back when the car was still pretty new, could do NSHW 180km/h with 5 passengers. However 160km/h is pretty much the upper limit for comfort, considering that this is 2007 technology from Korea. Not too shabby for what it went for. The usual wear and tear items included steering clunking (bushing etc) AC compressor/coil, ignition coils/sparks, and on the 8th year the starter. Nothing more apart from front suspension mounts having to be replaced every 2-3years. Those are decently priced at distributors though. Eventually got tired of manual, so traded in for an auto car. Personally never a fan of bigger sedans too, but now I appreciate the cerato V2's size as new sedans are almost much bigger yet does not seem to fit in more interior space. Yet up until the day i traded in, not a single drop of oil leak from anywhere in the car - engine, gearbox, aircon, brakes all good. Was seriously considering to extend COE but could not find major parts to renew wear and tear on this workhorse.
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KIA virgin taking a risk `
Having low coe recently, deciding to get a forte or cerato, finally decide a cerato sunroof. Basically forte sunroof only come in 2-litres. As for avante sunroof, there is no change in the model since 2007, and same engine as cerato, then why not. Dont want to fork out so much since i will be out of town most of the time. From honda city to kia, my colleagues think i am crazy... Hahah. Because my honda metal become tin when being crushed and i feel so helpless can hear the metal crushing in... Scary!
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Value for $$ `
Car with great design, ergonomics and Price. With everything included (solar film, alcantra leather bucket seats, DVD player, full body kit, reverse sensor), the price is definitely worth it! can't ask for more actually. Power is not lacking. With manual sports shift, you can control the torque and power u need. Cruising at 100km/h is Dangerous! Cos the cabin is quiet and car is stable. you won't know you are already beyond legal speed limits! Fuel consumption is reasonable given it's power. 12-13km/l Passenger legroom is plenty. Kia has really done a great job with this car! This is actually my 3rd Kia Car. I had Picanto, Rio before this. No regrets.
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