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Kia present the Picanto 1.0 GS 5-seater 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Value. Equipment. Economy. Build. Drivability. Per...

Traction. Tiny Boot.

WHAT IS IT? The Kia Picanto is one of the cheapest cars that you can currently purchase new. The lead-in model to the ever expanding Korean manufacturers’ range, described by some as a city car; the Picanto has proven a popular choice amongst those more interested in substance than style since...

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“The wonderfull Kia Picanto”

published 23/11/2006

A wonderfull nippy, well designed and comfortable ...

Small boot (but it has storage under it)

In October last year I purchased a new Kia Picanto GS as I needed a small comfortable, reliable and fuel economic 5 door vehicle as I was beginning to do lots of miles for work. Before I bought a vehicle i knew i would find it difficult finding one i liked as i had a long wish list of things i...

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Excellent

Bigger than it looks-cheap-has everything you need...

Bit slow from starting but you soon get used to it

I bought a brand new Kia Picanto two months ago when my old Ford Ka started falling apart. I checked all of the usual small cars but this was way cheaper than anything else. I chose a Cobalt blue GS model (just the standard model). It cost just under £6,000 - but i managed to get £2,000 trade in...

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Very Cheap, Economical, Stylish, Small

Small

Well, where do we start? My wife wanted a new car something a little more reliable than her very old Astra, so we decided to have a look around. She wanted the car to be small stylish economical and reasonably priced, so after looking at the usual contenders (Ford Ka, Vauxhall Corsa, Citroen Saxo...

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Excellent

Nippy, light on fuel and super sound system!!!

No spare wheel!

After 18 years working in the motor trade and being 'given' lots of company cars I opted for the freedom of buying my own vehicle. My Fiesta (AJ) has been reviewed before here on Ciao but was subject to an 'Options' agreement where I had to pay for half the car then either give it back, pay off...

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Excellent

Amazing Fuel Economy, and its really cool

Its not a Ferrari or Lamborghini

Ok, let me fill you in a little, im a student. Being a student I don't exactly have the cash flow that I would always like, so when my old car had a disagreement with a post I started looking around for something cheap. Most of the cars that I found looked like they had come out of a toy box...

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“From a man's perspective”

published 15/05/2005

compact, convenient, cute

cramped (if you're tall)

I began writing this review twice but with no sucess so I've handed the keyboard over to my bf who remembers in much more detail.......enjoy! ............................................#######......................................................... After collecting our bags from the carousel at...

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Excellent

Cheap

Gets blown around in stong side winds

As you can probably guess by my user-name I love my Kia Picanto. I trained as a motor vehicle technician and worked for 15 years as a Class I HGV driver, so you may find it surprising that I like such a small car. The fact is that if you were properly trained to drive ( and few are ) in the first...

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Excellent

Small economical car

Lack of boot space

I Have recently bought a Picanto SE Glamour for the wife, previously she had a little 3 door 206 which was ok, but I never felt at home in it when i borrowed it to pop down the shops. When we looked at the car in the showroom, I was amazed at how much space there is inside such a small car. From...

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Excellent

“Kia Picanto 1.0 GS”

published 28/05/2007

Size, Space, Spartanism, Solidity, 'Sumption

Speed

I know it's a cliché, but isn't it nice when things just work? That's why I feel compelled to write a review of my first car. Being a bit of a petrolhead, I was relishing the chance of finally getting on the road. But I was also aware of the many pitfalls that lie in wait; both in the used sector...

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Excellent

Cheap and cheerful. With good comfort for a tall b...

None really.

I bougfht the car from new after my previous car was written off. My daughter was just coming up to start driving lessons and I wanted a car suitable for someone to learn in and have as a little run about afterwards. In fact she has now grown up and gone but I have kept the car rather than...

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Excellent

“Kia Picanto GS 1.0”

published 08/03/2007

Cheap and cheerful

Very small boot

When I realised that my old car was really on its last legs I looked around for a solid second-hand-car. All I cared about was reliability. I'm not a car expert and don't judge the car on looks so everything else was an irrelevance to me. But after a while I realised it was hard to get a cheap...

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Excellent

“Kia Picanto 1.1L LX”

published 03/06/2007

Great little car; 5 doors; cheap to run &buy; does...

Small boot

I reluctantly had to buy a small second car four months ago (following a near miss on my scooter!) and decided to have a look at the Kia Picanto. And what a marvelous little car it is! I bought my 54 reg vehicle for £4799; the car had only done 5000 miles and was basically as good as new. If you...

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Excellent

“I love my new Kia”

published 11/10/2005

Looks Fab, cheap insurance, low fuel consupmtion, ...

Not tons of legs room for the driver, no spare whe...

Knowing I needed a new car, and not having the funds for a new Astin Martin I decided to take a test drive in the new Picanto. After reading reviews from every available source and twisting the arm of the salesman to get a good trade in price for my old car I am now the proud owner of a sparkly...

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“A Compact Beauty”

published 19/10/2006

Great compact car, an easy drive

Not that much storage/boot space

This car is great if your looking for a run-around car that's easy to park and not fussy. It's compact, stylish and not too expensive for what you're getting. There isn't that much boot space, which is always a worry if you're off on that big girls day out shopping (as shown in the advert) but it...

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