After a little over a week, I have little to complain about with this car.
The driving experience is so effortless, Comfort mode has spoilt me.
I initially thought it to be a dangerous feature thinking that the car would over compensate on a sudden pull of the steering but I've dodged a couple 'sudden' potholes already and the handling was better than I thought! Nothing worrying and no loss of control. Also had chance to experience the ABS and its not as harsh as what I've gotten accustomed to on other vehicles. You hear and feel the ABS but its not violent and the car stops gracefully without any abruptness.
I also came across a few things (either in the manual or by digging up).
I'd thought I'd share with other owners incase you havent discovered any.
-If you hold down H and M together on the dash clock for a few seconds it changes to 12 hour.
-The daylight sensor is located in the center of the dash board close under the windscreen (same unit with the security sensor red light). This controls the Auto headlight function and if blocked, the headlamps will turn on.
-Pressing the lock button twice on the remote will turn off the headlights (Particularly useful if you use auto headlights as you can now leave it on Auto permanently)
-You can start the car without mashing brakes by hold the Start button for more than 10 seconds.
-Also if your remote's battery is dead you can start the car by pressing the Start button with the remote itself.
-You can also switch off the car by holding the Start button for more than 2 seconds while the vehicle is in motion.
-You can switch to tiptronic mode without manually putting the shifter in tiptronic by using the paddles but you must be doing over 10kmh.
-The traction button (to the right of the steering wheel) controls more than just traction. Its used to turn off the Engine Control, Braking Control, Stability Control, and Hill assist. Be sure to turn these off if you're ever planning to dyno.
-The car will not lock if the remote is inside the car. The remote accidentally slipped out my pocket and was on the seat when I tried to lock the car from the handle and it didnt lock!
-If you have an iPhone running iOS 7, the car's radio can stream iTunes radio!
My disappointments so far are:
-Inability to drive with the front parking sensors on permanently (You have to turn it on all the time as it automatically disables over 10 or 20kmh).
-The Daylight sensor is waay to sensitive, the headlights turn on when outside is still bright.
-You can drive the car without the remote, if the engine is already running. (I suggest install a GPS alarm asap).
-The shift response from the paddles are not as quick as using the shifter.
-The wheel wells are not undercoated. South SSSL offers this at an additional cost.
-And dont be fooled by the brochure, the model SSSL offers doesnt come with heated steering, heated seats or ventilated driving seat. Neither do they offer the sporty aluminium pedals.
Other than those little niggling issues the car is a great experience and more than worth the price tag. I own a black and its a pain in the ass to maintain but its worth it. SSSL doesnt recommend any alterations except they allow going up to 18" wheels in case you dont like the look of the stockers.
Lastly, I will recommend you go with Feroze (aka 'Kia Motors' tuner) as your SSSL sales rep. He handles the entire process very professionally and is always available to answer your questions either by phone or email. Although he is based in the south branch it is well worth the time if you are from north and considering purchasing your 2014 Cerato!
Other owners lets make this thread into a great knowledge base! Share your experience!