The Korean sedan from the “secondary” is deservedly popular in the domestic market, thanks to the quality build.
In Russia KIA Cerato enjoys a high level of popularity due to its reliability and low cost of maintenance, but it can have drawbacks. Blogger from channel “AUTO BU” on YouTube announced that you need to know when buying a used “Cerate”.
The Korean sedan appeared on the domestic market in 2009, but in the domestic market KIA Cerato launched a year earlier. The appearance of “Cerate” quite attractive, but he’s a bit “lame” reliability.
Under the hood the Russian version of “Cerate” was located 1.6-liter engine capacity of 126 HP and 156-horsepower 2-liter engine. They are paired with a 6-position automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission. “Automatic” on the Korean sedan has a fault in the breaking of the hydraulic unit, which when braking jump transfer. With 100 000 km on the “mechanics” out of the synchronizer sleeve, blocking ring of the third stage.
The first unit is sensitive to fuel quality and can easily drive 350 000 km Second engine is not as reliable as the first – it at 50 000 km can show tearing of the cylinders and damaged the throttle. After 30 000 km will have to buy new items connecting rod-piston group due to the ingress of dust into the cylinders.
Paintwork on the KIA Cerato, as with all Korean cars is not the best, but it can resist penetration and corrosion. Also when riding squeaks and the front panel, but “Cerate” is pretty well made. “Korean” – so appreciated agallagher.