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Kia Carnival 2000

The 2000 Kia Carnival range of configurations is currently priced from $1,900. Our most recent review of the 2000 Kia Carnival resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Kia Carnival: Good list of features for a low price., Good amount of cabin room., No real complaints about spare parts cost or availability.

The 2000 Kia Carnival carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Kia Carnival is also known as the Kia Sedona in markets outside Australia.

Kia Carnival 2000 Price and Specs

The Kia Carnival 2000 is currently available from $1,900 for the Carnival Classic up to $4,070 for the Carnival Classic.

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Kia Carnival Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Classic Wagon 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
Classic Wagon 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
LS Wagon 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
LS Wagon 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
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Kia Carnival 2000 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2000 Kia Carnival are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1895mm x 1790mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Carnival 2000 Dimensions  include 1790mm height, 1895mm width, 4890mm length.
Kia Carnival Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
LS Wagon 1790x1895x4890 mm 170 mm
Classic Wagon 1790x1895x4890 mm 170 mm
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Kia Carnival 2000 Towing capacity

The Kia Carnival has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Carnival Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
LS Wagon 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2000kg
LS Wagon 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2000kg
Classic Wagon 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2000kg
Classic Wagon 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2000kg
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Kia Carnival 2000 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Carnival 2000 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What should I do to fix problems on a Kia Carnival 2009 that isn't covered by the warranty?

    This is precisely why I loathe the typical aftermarket warranties dished up by used-car yards. They are written very carefully to cover the stuff that won’t go wrong, and not cover the things that typically do fail or break. It’s often been said that these warranties are not worth the paper they’re written on, and here’s proof yet again.

    What does it matter if the engine failure was caused by a radiator that is blocked, broken, cracked or leaking? The bottom line is that a dud radiator (sold with the rest of the car) appears to have caused the car to overheat and destroy its engine. And yet the fine print of this warranty will allow the warranty company to wriggle out its responsibility to repair an engine it accepted money to cover. The ACCC should get involved in this grubby end of the car trade and sort it out. Now.

    As for your friend, I’m not sure what can be done. Allowing somebody with the right legal background to read the warranty might be a good idea. But the used-car dealers who profit from these warranties know the fine print backwards. And I suspect that even if the blocked radiator exclusion hadn’t scuppered her warranty cover, the fact that a previous owner did his own servicing (and therefore, no stamped service book) would have been an alternative get-out for the warranty company. Actually, that’s a thought: If the service book wasn’t fully stamped, should the warranty have even been offered when the car was sold? I’d be asking that of the car-yard.

    I’d also be asking who diagnosed the radiator as the problem. If your friend noticed coolant disappearing but not leaking on to the ground, I’d say that was more consistent with a blown head gasket – for which these early Carnivals were infamous. Find out if a blown head gasket is covered in the warranty. If it is, I’d be very suspicious about blaming the radiator. And yes, I’m absolutely suggesting that you’re potentially being lied to about the cause of the engine failure to move the official reason into an area not covered by the warranty. I reckon I’d be having the RACQ (which has a fair bit of clout in these matters) inspect the engine and rule on what caused the meltdown.

    Meantime, forget about a $7000 engine. Find a parts recycler (we used to call them wrecking yards) that specialises in second-hand engines and get a good, tested, used engine fitted. Just make sure it doesn’t have the same head gasket problem.

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  • Carnival is over

    THIS is a common problem with early Carnivals. Kia rebuilt engines when it was widespread, and I guess the engine in yours was rebuilt by the previous owner. I would be sure to have the engine rebuilt by someone who knows what they're doing so that hopefully it won't happen again.

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  • Implications for lpg

    KIA doesn't recommend fitting its cars with LPG. But if it is fitted, Kia will continue to honour the warranty, provided the fault or problem cannot be attributed to the LPG system. Some companies automatically void the entire warranty when an LPG system is fitted. You should talk to the installer about the warranty he offers and make sure you fully understand it. Generally, the installer must cover the LPG system components and the installation, leaving the carmaker to pick up the cover for the rest. If an engine problem arises a dispute can arise between the installer and the carmaker.

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Kia Carnival 2000 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2000 Kia Carnival is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Carnival currently offers fuel consumption from 9.6 to 9.9L/100km. The Kia Carnival is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Carnival Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Classic Wagon 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.6L/100km
Classic Wagon 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.9L/100km
LS Wagon 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.6L/100km
LS Wagon 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.9L/100km
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Kia Carnival 2000 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2000 Kia Carnival will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Carnival spans from 15x6 inches.

Kia Carnival Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
LS Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
Classic Wagon 205x65 R15 15x6 inches 205x65 R15 15x6 inches
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