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    • ShandyAndy
    • By ShandyAndy 17th Jun 19, 9:35 PM
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    Losing will to live with car
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:35 PM
    Losing will to live with car 17th Jun 19 at 9:35 PM
    Had my Kia ceed for 9 months now,2012 1.6 crdi , since Iíve had it itís been bill after bill, latest one is itís at the garage currently with a snapped glow plug in the head🤬, I just canít seem to go a couple of months without it costing me an arm and a leg, wish Iíd never bought it, donít know what to do , donít want to go down the finance route but if I did change it donít want anything any older, shouldíve just bought a boggo 1.6 petrol Astra!
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    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 17th Jun 19, 9:45 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:45 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:45 PM
    I'm not sure what you are asking here.
    • ShandyAndy
    • By ShandyAndy 17th Jun 19, 9:52 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:52 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:52 PM
    I'm not sure what you are asking here.
    Originally posted by DUTR
    Looking for inspiration, feel like Iím tossing money into a deep black hole and itís depressing me.
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 17th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
    Looking for inspiration, feel like Iím tossing money into a deep black hole and itís depressing me.
    Originally posted by ShandyAndy
    I have no experience of owning a KIA, in another thread today someone was boasting about the standard 5yr unlimited mileage warranty.
    However which garage are you taking it to? Is it an official KIA or joe soap around the corner cos he's supposed to be cheap?
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 18th Jun 19, 2:07 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 2:07 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 2:07 AM
    It used to be 7 years before wasn't it.
    • ShandyAndy
    • By ShandyAndy 18th Jun 19, 6:24 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 6:24 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 6:24 AM
    Local garage which is very good, feel I’m in too deep with it now to get rid, just have to pray nothing else goes.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 18th Jun 19, 8:04 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 8:04 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 8:04 AM
    It used to be 7 years before wasn't it.
    Originally posted by seatbeltnoob
    It still is. 7 years/100,000 miles.



    Hyundai (Kia's half-brother) is 5 years unlimited miles.
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 18th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
    Join a Kia forum and get valuable help and advice.
    • UncleZen
    • By UncleZen 18th Jun 19, 12:41 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 12:41 PM
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    • 18th Jun 19, 12:41 PM
    A 2012 Ceed's 7 yr warranty will almost be up.

    I had a Ceed for 5 years and it was probably the best car Ive owned (at the time), it went wrong a few times prior to it being 4 years old, and Kia fixed it under warranty, no quibble, after 4 years, it never seemed to go wrong!
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 18th Jun 19, 12:50 PM
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    A 2012 and it was probably the best car Ive owned (at the time), it went wrong a few times prior to it being 4 years old, and Kia fixed it under warranty, no quibble, after 4 years, it never seemed to go wrong!
    Originally posted by UncleZen

    If it never seemed to go wrong and was the best car you have owned, why -

    "it went wrong a few times prior to it being 4 years old"
    R.I.P. U.K. Democracy.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Jun 19, 12:50 PM
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    A 2012 Ceed's 7 yr warranty will almost be up.
    Originally posted by UncleZen
    Or could have expired 5 months ago.
    Or could have expired on mileage a while back.
    Or could have been voided by a late service.
    • ShandyAndy
    • By ShandyAndy 18th Jun 19, 5:45 PM
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    123,000 miles on clock
    • UncleZen
    • By UncleZen 20th Jun 19, 12:28 PM
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    If it never seemed to go wrong and was the best car you have owned, why -"
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    because it drove well and went round corners well, accellerated well, had good fuel economy, was quite spacious. And when it did go wrong Kia fixed it for free.
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 22nd Jun 19, 12:04 AM
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    because it drove well and went round corners well, accellerated well, had good fuel economy, was quite spacious. And when it did go wrong Kia fixed it for free.
    Originally posted by UncleZen

    You pay for the warranty, it's factored into the price of the car. So you paid for the repair.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 22nd Jun 19, 8:06 AM
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    Had my Kia ceed for 9 months now,2012 1.6 crdi , since I’ve had it it’s been bill after bill, latest one is it’s at the garage currently with a snapped glow plug in the head��, I just can’t seem to go a couple of months without it costing me an arm and a leg, wish I’d never bought it, don’t know what to do , don’t want to go down the finance route but if I did change it don’t want anything any older, should’ve just bought a boggo 1.6 petrol Astra!
    Originally posted by ShandyAndy
    What other faults have you been having?

    With those miles and that age, maybe the previous owner knew there'd be bills upcoming and got rid
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 22nd Jun 19, 9:02 AM
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    What other faults have you been having?

    With those miles and that age, maybe the previous owner knew there'd be bills upcoming and got rid
    Originally posted by motorguy

    Parts are manufactured to last at least the warranty period. With smart computer software they can pretty accurately do virtual stress test on components and work out how long it will last, and know the cost different between making it last for 3 years and making it last for 5 years.


    It's no wonder that things break down just after warranty when they've been working so reliably up til that point.


    They're not cheating you, theyre making the car as cheap as possible for you and cutting costs whereever they can.
    Last edited by seatbeltnoob; 22-06-2019 at 9:06 AM.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 22nd Jun 19, 11:36 AM
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    One thing's certain, if you have a vehicle you're always going to have your hand ion your pocket, and need to expect bigger bills from time to time during your time motoring.
    Looks at it this way OP, if the rest of the car is in decent nick, and it runs well in general, then everything you get done is one thing less to go wrong in the near future. Hopefully at least!
    But there are no guarantees, at least not once vehicles are out of the warranty period. Any vehicle can break down expensively at any time. Most don't thankfully. . .
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 22nd Jun 19, 11:44 AM
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    Parts are manufactured to last at least the warranty period. With smart computer software they can pretty accurately do virtual stress test on components and work out how long it will last, and know the cost different between making it last for 3 years and making it last for 5 years.


    It's no wonder that things break down just after warranty when they've been working so reliably up til that point.


    They're not cheating you, theyre making the car as cheap as possible for you and cutting costs whereever they can.
    Originally posted by seatbeltnoob
    Yup. You're preaching to the converted.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • peter12345678910
    • By peter12345678910 22nd Jun 19, 12:44 PM
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    Go car DIY, subscribe to some Kia YouTube uploaders, hint how do you change glow nuts: google, yahoo or duckduck it to save money, though it may take longer to fix things.
    When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 22nd Jun 19, 2:41 PM
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    Go car DIY, subscribe to some Kia YouTube uploaders, hint how do you change glow nuts: google, yahoo or duckduck it to save money, though it may take longer to fix things.
    Originally posted by peter12345678910
    Though I suspect "how to remove snapped glow plugs from a head" might be beyond a novice DIYer....
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
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