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    Posted: 15 Jul 2017 at 6:52pm
Hi All,

Not been on the forum for awhile,but now thinking of changing to a venga diesel, preferably the 1.4.
So I would like to ask the diesel owners is the 1.4 good enough for mainly town & open roads, with very little motorway mileage or will it have to be the 1.6, I am not a racer as I am coming from a 1.6 auto petrol & getting from A-B is my main aim.
On the 1.4 how do you rate its reliability.

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Am I correct in assuming you have the 1.6 auto venga? How do you rate it? Heavy on fuel?
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i had a 2016 1.6 auto on loan whilst my 1.4 crdi was in for rectification work. this was the facelift so I preferred heater controls on it, but other than that think they changed it to a full 6 speed auto. I found it a bit heavy on fuel, but think if I had it for some time could adapt to it. it certainly was better towards handing it back. why kia didn't do the auto with diesel like in soul etc I don't know. the venga is ideal motability fodder, but others don't either.

anyway, yes its heavy on juice, but lovely to drive, and people underestimate how quick it can be. I have the 1.4 crdi. hopefully it behaves on its roadtrip of at least 600 miles in next 2 weeks. I think serviced and set up correctly, the 1.4 is adaequate enough. I wouldn't touch it in 75 bhp form though. get the 90. however if I had known there was a 1.6, I might have been tempted to hold out but mine was a good deal tbf. however, if I drive wife's c3 Picasso 1.6 hdi with 90bhp, and specs not far away from the venga, it is like the preverbial dung off a shovel, but I feel the vengas gearing may have something to do with it.
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Hi wazza2004,

No I have the ix20 auto, it was the first time away from kia, its the 4 speed one, I get around 36 mpg, this is calculated with brim to brim filling.
Before this I had 2009 sportage with 2L diesel.

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My petrol Venga 3 with the 6 speed auto-box has averaged 36.7 mpg over that last 2,300 miles.
Venga 1.6 petrol Auto Type 3. March 2017
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Thats poor, my 6sp auto has averaged 46.3 over 18,000.

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But xhead, is it petrol?  I've never reached 41mpg, but apart from holidays, it's all local running.


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Venga 1.6 petrol Auto Type 3. March 2017
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I have had my 1.4 Venga diesel for four and a half years and it has been great apart from needing a couple of updates it has been faultless, i am getting about 58mpg thats mostly country driving i have also got Goodyear tyres on it which greatly improved the handling and the mpg on it.


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Since when has an autobox venga been fitted with a diesel.

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Read post correctly. I said why Kia didn't do an auto with diesel in like the soul etci don't know. The auto they lent me was the facelift newer 6 speed fully auto
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