Hi Grif, thanks for responding. Glad to hear that Kia are quite good cars then. As yes they are very affordable, even here in Brazil where taxes are skyhigh.
But what do you mean with the quality problems? Rust or more mechanical problems ?
You are right about the advantage of the not very powerful engine that it will be longer lasting. But I have a Landcruiser PZJ75 now (3.5 Diesel,115HP, although heavier than the KIA, even when a camper) and struggle already with overtaking and hillslopes...But then the car is everlasting!
No there are no Toyota Dynas here.
Thanks for the compliment too. And the pics do not give a better look than reality (as often is the case) More the opposite. We prefer people to be pléasantly suprised when they arrive here...
BTW, Will soon have a campingarea too, fellow overlanders are very welcome and invited to stay here.