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    Default Kia Grand Carnival

    I really want a bigger car!
    I would really like a Kia Grand Carnival, but my husband has an issue with them because we know of 2 families that owned them and had a lot of trouble with them mechanically. I'm not sure what years they were, but I'm assuming there were some that were crappy and then they were improved. I hear nothing but rave reviews about the new ones, but we can't afford to buy a new car. Does anyone know what year they were improved? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    I really want a bigger car!
    I would really like a Kia Grand Carnival, but my husband has an issue with them because we know of 2 families that owned them and had a lot of trouble with them mechanically. I'm not sure what years they were, but I'm assuming there were some that were crappy and then they were improved. I hear nothing but rave reviews about the new ones, but we can't afford to buy a new car. Does anyone know what year they were improved? Thanks
    Fairly sure it was the 2007 and earlier models.

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    I hate ours. It's the 2013 model. We've had a few problems with it and the service department is patchy at best.

    I have no idea why they get such rave reviews to be honest. I cannot wait to get rid of it later this year.

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    I just contacted the person we know who had a crappy one and it was a 2009

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    we paid $36000 for a 2015 one- it was a demo with about 90km on it- its a new look with a bigger grill etc. it is amazing... brilliant for driving in the suburbs and on road trips. no issues so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    I just contacted the person we know who had a crappy one and it was a 2009
    We bought an 09 model recently, the previous owner bought it new and has had no issues with it. Having said that, he looked after it really well, regularly serviced, always kept in the garage etc. Its a great car.

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    Never mind. I've just been told it was a 2009 carnival not a grand carnival and she had no trouble with it. So obviously my husband is either confused or making up stories because he doesn't want one

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    We have a 2011 grand carnival and it's great .. no problems here

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    I always forget which year ours is but it's around 2012 and love it.


 

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