Anyone drive a Kia?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by potsy, 11 Aug 2018.

  1. Been pondering my next car and these have been mentioned as a possibility.

    Looking at the Sportage model.

    Want something with a slightly elevated view and big enough for holidays to cart the kitchen sink and all the dog's toys :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    There is surprising little room in them, check them out before you do decide
     
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  3. Has it got room for a bike?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    That's interesting, they look quite big from the outside.

    Wonder if there is decent boot space?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    :laugh:
     
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  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    You'll get more room in large estate car.

    Very popular down here due to their price, so is Hyundai.
     
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  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Mrs J has the current model Sportage, 1.7 diseasel in "2" trim. It's not huge inside, but it's not tiny either - with my hulk in the drivers seat my Daughters professional rugby play B/F can sit behind me in comfort, and it took 5 of us and a weeks work of 3 x womens luggage to Eurodisney and back last year. As far as these things go, its a very capable car, economical, well made, and keenly priced - I doubt you'll get a bigger interior for the money in a new car. It'll probably going soon as we fancy something a touch smaller and not dirty diesel and Mrs D fancies the Kia Colonic.
     
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  8. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    My Aunt has one (the 2wd version). They are decent cars but I'd agree with the comment above that there isn't as much space inside as you might expect from external looks.

    It's not what you'd call cramped though so I'll second the suggestion to have a look at one and see what you think.
     
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  9. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
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    Not if it's bigger than this,

    But they are good car the BIL has one, he's happy bike goes on the hatch but I wouldn't want it there.
     
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  10. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Auto correct right?
     
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  11. OP
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    potsy

    potsy Birder

    Others on the shortlist are...
    Nissan Quashquai
    VW Troc
    Seat arona? Or something like that.
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    I get my 25 1/2" framed bikes in the Spurtage, no problem. Its not unfeasibly enormous like a Peugeot Teepee with the seats removed, but it is bigger than all but the very biggest eatates or fourbies. This idea that it's a bit snug is daft and, correct me if I'm wrong, I'm the only poster so far who actually has one? I've no loyalty to it as it's the Wife's car, but if crossovers are your thing its very decent by any standards, and for the new price its remarkable.

    Nah, I think stonic is a stupid name, so take the pish at every opportunity.
     
  13. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Location:
    Ayrshire.
    Maybe they have improved in recent years, but about 20 years ago I was given one as a rental car in Orlando. The car was pretty much new and low mileage. It was without doubt THE worst car I have ever driven. Out on the Interstate, it felt as if I was driving in a blustery side wind (I wasn't) which kept changing direction. It was so bad that I actually began to wonder if there was something wrong with the car. First morning after arriving, I was in a hotel between Orlando and Tampa. I went to put the key in the door (it didn't even have remote locking) and the lock barrel fell inside the door. I got in through the passenger side and took the POS straight to Tampa airport where it was changed for something driveable.
     
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  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I've driven to Ikea on more occasions than I care to recollect, but that probably doesn't help advance your decision :smile:
     
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  15. pawl

    pawl Veteran


    You will be get a bike in cash cow with front wheel removed and rear seats lowered..
    Not much room for any thing else.
     
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