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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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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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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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