My Kia Besta behaves almost perfectly. I also had experienced an overheat problem but was fixed after the radiator was thoroughly cleaned. It proved its durability especially in long distance travel like from Cavite to Mindanao and vice-versa without any problem. It was able to survive the Tacloban-Calbayog (Philippines' roughest) hi-way. You bet!
It had 145km in the log when I bought it 2 years ago. Now it is at 177km.
My need for this 'beast' is a source for genuine KIA parts. I replaced the front suspension bushings last february and it had worn out right after my Mindanao trek last month.
Can somebody here give us information where to buy and what brand are best for the Kia besta 2.7? I had been using 555 brands for the tire-rod ends and rack-ends. How about the suspension bushings?
More power to the people who are holding on to their Besta!