I'm sure KIA's 7 year warranty is a non factor for most buyers but the suggestion is KIA have more faith in their product that SEAT has in theirs.Nickstah said:My Ateca came with a 5 year / 100K Km warranty. Considering it takes me just under 4 years to drive 100K, the fact that Kia offered 7 years for the same 100K was a non-factor. I did consider the Hyundai Tucson (Kia's better-built cousin), as it offered a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty. But then I test drove both and the Ateca was a lot more to my liking, so I ordered the Ateca. For the record, I also checked out the Peugeot 3008 SUV, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mazda CX-5.
As to how Carwow ranked the SUVs they tested in the order they did, it all depends on the weight they give to different attributes (driving, economy, reliability, price, warranty etc). Considering they don't publish the algorithms they use, your guess is as good as mine. While I find these reviews handy for getting a first impression about some cars and perhaps disqualifying some others, the information I found from actual owners on forums such as this was much more useful.
Won't reply in full to every point you make but what you say could be for any car. The other thing you get mixed up with is that when comparing handling and comfort, that's YOUR opinion - the Ateca setup suits you which is the only think that matters. But it doesn't suit everyone and if a motoring hack thinks the Sportage is better for whatever reason then they are entitled to that view.Jonny said:Golfmk56,
Being a current owner of a Kia Sportage, and with the following members of my family having recently owned or still currently own the following Kia's I think I am fairly qualified to evaluate their quality and 7 Year Warranty:
• Wife - Kia Rio 3
• Father - Kia Sportage 3 Nav
• Mother - Kia Venga
blah, blah blah
So after all your ranting of poor service, poor warranties, poor quality and everything else you say above - you were still planning on another KIA Sportage" ? :lol: :lol: :lol:Jonny said:I first test drove the Ateca at Cars2 in Wakefield and decided that I wanted to order one (I had planned to order another Kia Sportage), however they wouldn't even discount the car by a penny!