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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Alpha_2nr » March 4th, 2011, 2:27 pm

^^Ah you're right. There is a red light that illuminates for temps that are too high. I'ts kinda lame if you ask me, but apparently, Kia isn't the only one doing it.

On one of our company cars (Tiida), it uses a blue "temp" icon to indicate when teh car is still warming up, and a red one for when it's too hot. No actual gauge per say.

Come to think of it, maybe that isn't such a bad idea.....I mean, aren't the stock gauges accurate in only a small temp band or something like that?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » March 8th, 2011, 5:50 pm

^^ Yep.

Honestly for the first few weeks of owning the car i missed it, but i get accustom now.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Marct » March 9th, 2011, 8:08 pm

Had a enjoyable this week end with the car- went up Mt St Benedict hill under full load car performed better that I expected, then went over Lady Young without a/c even better. quite a lot of torque for the engine size.

The gas consumption is fantastic,never got close to 500 km on 3/4 tank of gas b4 ,thought it was a diesel I was driving.

"however" to full the tank is almost as bad as the forester - it took from 1/4 tank to full took $160 premium.

Not regretting the investment at all, the car looks great too!!!

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » March 18th, 2011, 11:05 pm

Yeah fuel is great on it, tends to drop after a 6-8 months tho (the indicator telling you how much fuel to empty). When i bought my vehicle, it showed about 500+ on a full tank, after 6-8 months it dropped to about 450-470.

I still get good gas on it tho.

I reach 34,000 KM thus far on the ODM, no problems...yet :)

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby heshere2001 » April 11th, 2011, 2:24 pm

I would like to be an owner of the Koup however SSL is making it a bit difficult. Called today and got an estimate faxed over, all fine and dandy.

However they are telling me that the 2.0 may not come with a sunroof and WILL NOT be coming manual. They are saying no manual vehicles will be brought in, even special order.


:-/ If anyone owns the 2.0 A/T how does it feel and would you prefer a manual? I'm going for a test drive of the 1.6 this week.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » April 11th, 2011, 8:15 pm

Guys, the cerato is approaching 5000kms and hs to get a service, I have 2 issues that I need advice on:
1) can anyone confirm if the firm will be using a synthetic oil or not? I think the sales rep told me that they use Shell but could not say if it is semi synthetic or full synthetic.
2) when the car went in for the first 1000kms service, I ask for the rer brakes/handbrakes be adjusted but it came back the same way. I literally have to pull hte hand brakes right up. Is this normal or is it that they just did not adjust it?


I must say however, this car runs great on the road. The 6 speed transmission really is tempting on the h/way.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Marct » April 12th, 2011, 7:31 pm

I think service intervals should be 10,000 km- and it is a full syn oil that should be used,

I was told that you can bring the oil of your choice if you want

hand brakes is right up for my own

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » April 12th, 2011, 10:33 pm

kriticalkase wrote:Guys, the cerato is approaching 5000kms and hs to get a service, I have 2 issues that I need advice on:
1) can anyone confirm if the firm will be using a synthetic oil or not? I think the sales rep told me that they use Shell but could not say if it is semi synthetic or full synthetic.
2) when the car went in for the first 1000kms service, I ask for the rer brakes/handbrakes be adjusted but it came back the same way. I literally have to pull hte hand brakes right up. Is this normal or is it that they just did not adjust it?


I must say however, this car runs great on the road. The 6 speed transmission really is tempting on the h/way.



Since my first service they used Full Synthetic Oil, so i only carry it in at 10,000KM.
So you should be fine there, unless you wanna carry in your own oil.

Normally they adjust my handbrakes every service without me asking to, thats very strange. Ask again (make sure and write in the service order form).

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby heshere2001 » April 14th, 2011, 12:10 am

No one can give a review on the 2.0 A/T?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby TechLing » April 16th, 2011, 9:30 pm

hey guys,
the Koup unsuccessfully connects to neither an iPod touch 3G nor an iPhone 4
however it connects to an iPod nano 4G

is there any way to resolve this?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby soo » April 22nd, 2011, 2:27 pm

heshere2001 wrote:I would like to be an owner of the Koup however SSL is making it a bit difficult. Called today and got an estimate faxed over, all fine and dandy.

However they are telling me that the 2.0 may not come with a sunroof and WILL NOT be coming manual. They are saying no manual vehicles will be brought in, even special order.


:-/ If anyone owns the 2.0 A/T how does it feel and would you prefer a manual? I'm going for a test drive of the 1.6 this week.


no manual even on special order !!! that sucks.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby mars » May 22nd, 2011, 10:10 pm

stayinthe_studio wrote:hey guys,
the Koup unsuccessfully connects to neither an iPod touch 3G nor an iPhone 4
however it connects to an iPod nano 4G

is there any way to resolve this?


Gigaware DC iPod car charger works for me - available at Radio Shack (they weren't sure it would work).

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby acesinghit » May 24th, 2011, 10:22 am

could someone explain why the price increase to $195k? Is it even still that price? I mean from the time I saw it in MT last year it was like 170k. Can't understand why the Cerato costs more than the Hyundai i30

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby angry247 » May 24th, 2011, 12:17 pm

I'm the owner of a red cerato. It has 20000kph on it no great on gas and runs beautifully, I just have one question has any owner got any problem with breaking on rough roads. I was doing 40 on a rough road and had to make a sudden stop and my breaks was not holding.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Alpha_2nr » May 25th, 2011, 1:45 pm

Looks like the 2011/12 Ceratos are gonna be equipped with the new 140 ps 1.6L GDi engine (along with the 6 speed auto), that Kia showed in the new RIO at the NYAS IIRC.

Sounds pretty decent.

http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?showtopic=2654830

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » May 26th, 2011, 4:42 pm

Alpha_2nr wrote:Looks like the 2011/12 Ceratos are gonna be equipped with the new 140 ps 1.6L GDi engine (along with the 6 speed auto), that Kia showed in the new RIO at the NYAS IIRC.

Sounds pretty decent.

http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?showtopic=2654830



Sweet, pretty sure they gonna jack up the price.

In other news.
Just my luck, got rear ended two days ago by a Civic (facking honda drivers again)

He said he had a prior accident with it so his bonnet was "soft". It folded in, his left lights crack and indicator came out and front bumper with a dent, his grill, well i not to sure bout that one.

My damage? well, take a look for urself:


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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Marct » May 27th, 2011, 8:36 pm

folks where is the transmission dipstick?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » June 4th, 2011, 8:41 pm

marct, the cerato has a sealed transmission, therefore it has no dipstick. I guess this means less mtce on the owner.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » June 4th, 2011, 9:18 pm

Can anyone help me upload some pics here?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » June 5th, 2011, 6:54 am

Guys, this is long overdue but here are some pics of the cerato.

Initially was a bit sceptical about getting a kia but talk to Captainzaak on the forum and compared to the alternatives on the market, the kia takes win.
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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby christopherwilliams2 » June 5th, 2011, 7:43 am

^^^^ nice mr kritical

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » July 14th, 2011, 2:24 am

Ok guys, took the cerato for its 10,000kms service in POS.

Oil & filter was changed - I supplied the engine oil (Royal Purple. Intend to run this for 10,000kms)
Air filter was changed - $150.00

Everything else was routine. They took the car for a test drive and all was well.

This service bill was approx $500.00.
Not too bad.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Marct » August 10th, 2011, 8:07 pm

carried mine for the 10,000 service yesterday cost was $902- I didn't carry my own oil - the company used Helix Ultra extra 5w 30 (syn).

tightened up stuff working like brand new again 10,000 came up kinda fast though

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » August 16th, 2011, 7:15 pm

Marct wrote:carried mine for the 10,000 service yesterday cost was $902- I didn't carry my own oil - the company used Helix Ultra extra 5w 30 (syn).

tightened up stuff working like brand new again 10,000 came up kinda fast though


My service is due end of Sept at 40,000, but im only at 36,000.

You guys think i should still carry it in or postpone it til i reach the mileage? Oil looks good, last time it was serviced was in January this year.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby kriticalkase » August 16th, 2011, 11:10 pm

Captainzaak,
I would advise you to re-schedule and wait till you reach closer to 40,000kms. Even though they recommend 6 months thats based on average driving.

I also service a pickup at diamond motors and they also recomend 6 months/10000kms but i usually take 8-10 months to reach that mileage.

Stick with the mileage and get vlaue for your dollar.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby acesinghit » August 16th, 2011, 11:41 pm

any word if the new ceratos would get the twin cvvt gdi engines that the new elantras has?

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Marct » August 17th, 2011, 2:31 pm

kriticalkase wrote:Captainzaak,
I would advise you to re-schedule and wait till you reach closer to 40,000kms. Even though they recommend 6 months thats based on average driving.

I also service a pickup at diamond motors and they also recomend 6 months/10000kms but i usually take 8-10 months to reach that mileage.

Stick with the mileage and get vlaue for your dollar.


You guys are lucky -I hear what you are saying about value for $ but it is recom that oil should be changed at the mileage or at least every 6 mths - I would go with the change now.

The oil still breaks down

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby Captainzaak » August 17th, 2011, 10:19 pm

Marct wrote:
kriticalkase wrote:Captainzaak,
I would advise you to re-schedule and wait till you reach closer to 40,000kms. Even though they recommend 6 months thats based on average driving.

I also service a pickup at diamond motors and they also recomend 6 months/10000kms but i usually take 8-10 months to reach that mileage.

Stick with the mileage and get vlaue for your dollar.


You guys are lucky -I hear what you are saying about value for $ but it is recom that oil should be changed at the mileage or at least every 6 mths - I would go with the change now.

The oil still breaks down



Yeah that's what i was wondering Marct, because i'm in traffic to POS every morning Mon-Fri, even tho it's full synthetic, i'm "iffy" on postponing the service again.

In other news, i saw a PCT Cerato today with the entire front bumper ripped off (looks like due to an accident), smh i feel it for him.

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Re: Owners of Kia Cerato/Cerato Koup

Postby gundelero » September 6th, 2011, 2:27 pm

what is the cost of the cerato koup 1.6L?
does anyone have a list of the features?
i'm looking into one...a black or white.

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