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Well I went and collected my 1.6 CRDi today (57 reg) and whilst I am really happy there's a couple of questions I have:-

Is the service interval 20k miles or 12 months? I think it is but not sure.

The dealer offered me a service plan which includes the services (parts and labour) for the next 3 yrs, including cost of 1st MOT, at about 15 quid a month. Over the 3 yrs this works out about £540 in total and they tell me that the standard total cost would be about £900. Is this correct and does anyone else make use of the service plans? Seems like a good deal but am wondering what the catch is.

Finally, how long does it take the trip computer to give you an accurate mpg? I travelled home about 40 miles having reset it at the start. The journey was mainly motorway but I was a bit alarmed to find that the computer was only reading about 33mpg!! On filling up it was estimating around 400 miles to a tank which seemed a bit on the low side?

Sorry for so many questions - this forum is good for getting real advice though.

Apart from the above I really like the car and am amazed at how powerful it is. Great to drive.
 

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Davy is correct but that is for 2010 models and newer, think the pre-face lift cars are every 12k or 12 months.


The services on newer cars alternate between a £190 and a £280 in these parts, depending wich service it needs next it could be either £750 or £660 for the next three services thus £540 inc thenext MOT looks to be a good deal providing they are doing everything in the book. Beware, not all garages include the antifreeze and brake fluid change in the standard price, Nissan and Ford dealers specialise in this, been there, got the medal.



Your mpg for a 40 mile m-way trip is very low at 33mpg, on a trip to the outlaws which is about 40 miles and mainly m-wayours appears to manage about 52mpg. Only had the car a couple of months, 5 fill ups so far, but I have found the computer read out to be spot on with the correct calculated mpg. The distance to go reading is lets say strange, never reads what you expect after a fill up but at least the numbers go down slowly.



On later cars the computer resets itself evertime you fill up, a bit annoying really, prefer to be able to reset when I want.



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OK well it's got 11k on the clock and was last serviced and book stamped at 10800 miles in July 2010 but will be 3 yrs old on 31st Jan 2011. Am confused whether service is due at 20k miles, July 2011 which is 12 months post last service or 31 Jan 2011 which is 3 yrs?

As for the mpg that is a concern but having only had it a few hours then I feel sure it's probably something I am missing. I will do a manual calculation from fill up to fill up and see if it's a problem. And if it is they can have it back and fix it.

 

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Since its a very low mileage car it should have been serviced every 12 months (i.e. by date not mileage)and presuming it was registered Jan 2008the services should have been carried out inJan 2009, Jan 2010 with the next due in Jan 2011. Since the service date has slipped to July it has either beenservicedmore often than specified by Kia or more likelyI fear it may have not been serviced every 12 months, if that is the case youare going tohave problems with the 7 year warranty. Manufacturers are very keen at spotting if the intervals (time or mileage) have been exceeded and will use it as a reason for not paying out. Think you need to clear this up as soon as possible and get written confirmation from the dealer that your warranty is OK if the limits have been exceeded.


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Thanks for the info. I have agreed with the dealer today that the warranty is still valid and that the next scheduled service is due in January so that's all booked in and service schedule is up to date.

Re set the mpg computer today when I got on a run and over a 20 mile journey of motorway and a roads it's given me 49.8 mpg. That's driving pretty carefully but with the type of driving I do I'm happy with anything in the upper forties.

Am still a little concerned about the steering though and, again, not sure if it's just me. It feels quite heavy and that at times I'm having to fight it a bit. Bear in mind I've come out of a Focus which is probably the benchmark for steering so it may just be me getting used to it but wanted to ask if anyone else had similar problems?

 

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The electric steering should be light at low speeds and heavier at higher speeds. In other words its speed sensitive.
 

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Pleased you are sorted, should have a good few years of happy motoring now.


We came from a Focus C-Max to to the Ceed and although its probably fair to say the steering of the Focus is as good as it gets on a fwd car the Ceed is not far behind, my BMW 1 series shows what good steering should be like). The main difference I find is the Ceed is very camber sensitive, some owners report a pulling to the left but we find it can pull either way slightly depending on the surface. On a well surfaced motorway it runs as strait as an arrow. I suspect its partly down to the 225 45 17" tyres but the demo car was the same spec as we bought thus no comparison.



Your mpg is getting close but you won't know until you have calculated it manually to check the computer. How do you drive carefully on a motorway, 70 ish is the norm surely.



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Pleased you are sorted, should have a good few years of happy motoring now.


We came from a Focus C-Max to to the Ceed and although its probably fair to say the steering of the Focus is as good as it gets on a fwd car the Ceed is not far behind, my BMW 1 series shows what good steering should be like). The main difference I find is the Ceed is very camber sensitive, some owners report a pulling to the left but we find it can pull either way slightly depending on the surface. On a well surfaced motorway it runs as strait as an arrow. I suspect its partly down to the 225 45 17" tyres but the demo car was the same spec as we bought thus no comparison.



Your mpg is getting close but you won't know until you have calculated it manually to check the computer. How do you drive carefully on a motorway, 70 ish is the norm surely.



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I would agree with you regarding the steering and have found that to be something I will have to get used to. The car overall is fine and I am no longer concerned re the mpg as it's comparable to the figures I got from the Focus and I do a fair bit of urban/town driving rather than motorways.

I don't know too many people who stick to 70 do you?

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The Ceed 2011Owner's Manual States that Service for the 1.6 Diesel should be once a year or every 30KKm or 1 year.The dealer attached a notice that the service interval is at15K Km or 1 year. Now, as the warranty requires service as prescribed by KIA... Who's instructions should one follow?Thanks!
 
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