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1997 Kia Mentor Pricing and Specs


Kia Mentor

The Kia Mentor 1997 prices range from $1,980 for the basic trim level Hatchback Mentor GLX to $3,630 for the top of the range Hatchback Mentor SLX.

The Kia Mentor 1997 comes in Hatchback.

The Kia Mentor 1997 is available in Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 1.5L 4 SP Automatic to the Hatchback 1.5L 5SP Manual.

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Kia Mentor FAQs

What fuel should I use in my 2018 Kia Cerato?

All Kias sold in Australia and built after 1996 can use E10 fuel. But your car will be just as happy on standard ULP with its 91 RON octane rating.

You won't notice any difference between the two fuels apart from perhaps a slightly higher fuel consumption when using the E10. That's because the ethanol content of the fuel has less energy in it than normal petrol. But there's really not much in it and the extra E10 you'll use will be offset by the cheaper per-litre cost compared with ULP.

The fact that you've used E10 will not alter the retained value or desirability to of your car to a potential buyer one bit.

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High oil usage in a 2019 Kia Carnival

Some oil consumption is normal for engines, and modern engines seem to use a little more than some older designs. That's because modern engines are designed with low-friction piston rings which are great for fuel economy but can lead to slightly higher oil consumption. However, 700ml per 1000km does seem high for what is not an especially high-performance engine, and one that has not travelled very far in the scheme of things.

It wouldn't be the first time a dealer (of any brand) has tried to fob off a customer concern with such a response, so I reckon you're on the right track by contacting Kia Australia's customer service division. I'd also follow up with a phone call as well as an email, but experience suggests Kia is one company that takes customer satisfaction seriously.

Your car is still covered by the factory seven-year warranty, so provided it's been serviced correctly, if there is a fault, it should be covered. Further investigation is warranted, including a compression and leak-down test to show if there's any deterioration in the performance of the engine's piston rings. Your local state motoring club is a good source for these tests, particularly as manufacturers tend to take the clubs and their mechanical inspections seriously.

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What is the towing capacity for a 2021 Kia Sportage?

The 2021 Sportage range covers a variety of towing capacities depending on what engine and transmission are fitted and whether the example in question features all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive.

So, in no particular order, the Sportage with front-wheel-drive can tow up to 1600kg with a braked trailer, the AWD petrol can tow 1500kg, the AWD diesel has a towing maximum of 1900kg and the facelifted 1.6-litre petrol with the dual-clutch transmission can cope with 1650kg (all with the same braked trailer).

With a trailer with no brakes, the maximum towing capacity for any 2021 Kia Sportage is 750kg.

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* Price is based on Glass's Information Services third party pricing data for the lowest priced Kia Mentor 1997 variant.

The Price excludes costs such as stamp duty, other government charges and options.

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