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Our Fleet: Kia Optima 1.7 CRDI 2 Tech - December 2012

Kia
BIK List Price
£21,640
Kia Optima BIK list price
BIK Percentage
19%
Kia Optima BIK Percent
CO2
128g/km
Kia Optima CO2
Combined MPG
57.6
Kia Optima MPG

Review

I gave our long-term Kia an early Christmas present and took it for a winter check recently so I could give the manufacturer’s aftersales service a road-test.

Initially, I enquired online at our local dealer, Boongate Kia, as I have heard that dealers have struggled in the past to get to grips with responding to emails quickly. Encouragingly, Boongate Kia responded straight away.

After a short confirmation call, our quick check was booked for around £20, with a while-you-wait service.
When I dropped the car off, the team was efficient and quick, giving me an estimate of half an hour to complete the checks and directing me to the seating area, where free drinks, wi-fi and magazines were on offer.

Luke, the customer service manager, then told me the car needed a top-up of engine oil and brake fluid and also that the tyre rotation service indicator was showing, so they would move the tyres as they checked the pressures. I was mentally adding up numbers thinking it was going to be a hefty bill when labour was thrown in, but when Luke presented the invoice, it was for the princely sum of £27.81, including VAT.

And when they returned the car, it had been washed, given a quick valet and they had thrown in a ‘winter survival kit’ too, complete with torch, hat and gloves.

Overall it was a very positive experience.

Top Speed
N/A
Kia Optima Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Kia Optima Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Kia Optima Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £7,300
4 Year 80k : £5,425
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 38.83
4 Year 80k : 35.77

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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