Kia Owners: Kia Picanto modified by Steven from Singapore

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Hi, I’m Steven. I’m from Singapore. 26yrs old this year. I work in the IT industries. I love to do up my car and take pictures of it. I love to DIY and help others too.

1. How long have you owned Picanto?
1yr and 9mths

2. What cars did you own before?
Picanto is my 1st car

3. Honestly, what was your intention when you bought your Picanto?

I wanted a small and affordable car. Easy to maintain in the long run. Picanto fitted the bill.

4. In a few words, describe the style of your Kia Picanto?
I very much wanted to give it a cosy and elegant style. Is VIP a suitable description?

5. What do you like the most about Picanto?
Small and affordable.

6. Is there anything you don’t like about it?
It’s power.

7. What is it that makes your Picanto look unique?

Lights, decorations, time, effort, and money.

8. What accessories have you installed so far?

Lights:
– grille light
– eyelids
– handle light
– led scanner
– boot lighting
– strobe lights

Performance:
– hurricane drop in filter
– cold air intake pipe
– spark plug optimizer
– grounding
– fuel magnet
– fuel catalyst
– lowering springs

Decorations:
– chrome stripping
– crystals
– curtains
– chandelier
– body kit
– star tail light cover
– sunshade

9. What’s next?
I have thoughts of changing spoiler, something more protruding.

10. Who helped modify your Picanto?
Accessories shops, DIY, forum friends.

11. Products of which tuning company did you use?
Mixture.

12. How would you rate your car; on a scale from 1 to 10?
You be the judge. Since it’s the way I’ve modified it, I’m always giving it 10.

13. How would you pimp your ride if you had no limits?
I’ve photo shopped my dream Picanto, I’ll email you.

14. What do people say about your Picanto?
They say I’ve spend a lot of time, effort and money in it.

15. What would you advise to Kia owners who might be looking to customize their cars in future?
Decide on a theme, and work you way to it. Changing themes wastes the effort you’ve put in earlier on.

16. Do you see yourself as a Kia owner in the future?
Maybe. Maybe not.

Thank you Steven! Our Kia Owners category contains more hot looking Kias. Check it out.

38 comments

  1. Boris (K-Sport) says:

    I like the grille, handle lights and those lights in the cabin. the last pic (photoshopped one) remiinds me of Soul searcher.

  2. Colby says:

    nice job. def gave it a lot of style

  3. Boris (K-Sport) says:

    hey guys, noticed the change on the top of the page? the cars keep changing

  4. Jason says:

    Boris- I just noticed it from your comment. I wasn’t sure what you meant, thinking you meant Steven’s Picanto. Then I noticed the banner had the Rondo SX (concept/ show car) and changed to the Borrego. Very nice!

    I really like the lights on this Picanto. It looks like you did a lot of work to the car, inside and out. Is there a noticed change in power/ torque? I heard that in Singapore you can’t have a vehicle more than 10 years old. Is that true?

  5. Steven says:

    For vehicles in Singapore, we have to get a Certificate of Entitlement (COE).

    COE lasts for 10yrs. It can be renewed at the end of every 10yrs.

    For more information:
    http://www.expatsingapore.com/content/view/1152

  6. himi says:

    Steven: you mean, when you want to put some accessories on your car, then you have to get the certificate? Are there strict regulations on what can you do to the car or not?

    BTW, your Picanto looks really attractive! I love all of the LEDs you have installed, especially those installed in the door handles!

  7. Steven says:

    Certificate of Entitlement (COE) is for the ownership of the vehicle.

    As for lightings, any form of decorative lights is not allowed.

  8. himi says:

    You have a nice blog Steven. I checked it out yesterday.

  9. Steven says:

    thanks 🙂

  10. jhonny says:

    hi man i am jhonny ,i have a picanto 2007 and she looks so awsome but i wonder whish site i ccan look for roof and bumper spoiler i need it so much,,10x man

  11. Steven says:

    07 Pica is the new face-lift Pica rite? Here in Singapore, body kits for face-lift Pica is yet to be spotted. As for spoiler, it should be universal as you can use any fitting spoilers.

  12. himi says:

    I don’t know of any site that would offer Kia Picanto kits and other body parts…perhaps you can ask your Kia dealer. Kia now offers Sporty Package on new Picantos: http://www.thekeea.com/index.php/2008/02/27/2008-kia-picanto-sport-package/

  13. Anu says:

    What kind of engine used? Is it DOHC or SOHC.

  14. adytsan says:

    wew… tats cool dude! how about ur audio??

  15. Dimiter says:

    Hey dude lovely picanto. I love the interior. Can i ask someone from the forum if they know some website for Sorento tuning parts except the custom sorento.com. THANKS

  16. chukri says:

    hey man , i really loved ur car , and i’m asking u to help me to make my friends car wonderful

    he bought his car from 4 days , and he will receive it next week i think , and he want to make his car with beautiful new look

    he bought picanto 2009

    so plz can u send a pic for picanto 2009 , like ur own picanto , with these lights …. ?

    thz in advance

    chukri

  17. Benjamin says:

    Dude cool car!!! impressive. just bought a picanto and was thinking of pimping it up a bit. here we dont have much choice to pimping rides, I have a trip coming up in a few weeks time to singapore, can you please advice me on the shops to get the lights and decorations. will be very greatful. thanks

  18. elie says:

    hey steven how r u i have a question for you how did u change the light of the dach board

  19. saied elmassry says:

    hi i have picanto like is in egypt can u add me in ur mail cus have a smoe questions ok thnx

    [email protected]

  20. johnny says:

    hey i’m johnny i have akia picanto 2007 i want 2 will sport can u help me plz

  21. Hi,Thanks for the information

  22. marwane says:

    moi kia picante a maroc se belle

  23. Dauhoo Vijay says:

    Dear Steven,
    I live in Mauritius and I would like to be in contact with you as I have a Picanto and I would like to tune my car.Your Picanto is marvelous.Please email me for more information.thank you in advance.

  24. migz says:

    hey.. nice pica there man.. i have a question may be you can help me.. im planning to buy 15’s mags.. what offset of mags will fit to our pica? thanx very much!!

  25. Miguel says:

    Hi,
    I loved the way your car look’s ; ) realy a nice job.
    Could you please tell me where you bought your rear ligths?
    Am thinking in buying a Picanto but i prefer your option for the back ligths : )

  26. Miguel says:

    ups forgot my email 😛

    [email protected]

    here you have 😉

  27. Danny FM says:

    Nice 🙂

  28. Jessy says:

    Hey=)
    My name is Jessica.I´m from germany an i have a Picanto too=)
    I know my englisch is not so good but I hope you unterstand me….
    You have ” windabweiser” i don´t know the correct englisch name ( maybe wind deflector??)
    My question=): From where the deflectors are??
    I want to have some like yours=)… They are so beautiful=)
    I hope you´ll answer me=)
    bye

  29. Jessy says:

    ups forgot my email
    [email protected]
    here you have
    =)

  30. hi guys where can i customise the picanto star brake light or star cover for it any one know… i been finding for a long time. steven you know about it ?

  31. star tail light cover
    for picanto where can i find it in singapore….

  32. janet says:

    hi steven,
    i was just wondering if you could tell me how much it cost for youto do yor car up as it is EXACTLY the way iwish to do mine up….mine’s blue and as a 1st time driver i love the car to peices it’s basically my world =P
    i have had a quote from my local garage a few months back and they told me that it would cost around £2o,ooo to £35,ooo in one go, but i’m choosing to go bit by bit as it dont seem to cost soo much….it will take a couple of years to have it done which i know….
    please e-mail me back thank you

  33. wesley says:

    hey man can you help me out on were to get thiese kits im from South Africa and cant find any kits here

  34. Brian says:

    hi,
    nice car, i have a picanto, too. i need a grill and the front bumper, can you give me a internet site or can you tell me how much it is??
    thank you

  35. rigall says:

    hola buenas tardes soy de Venezuela y quisia modificar mi kia picanto pero en mi país no hay mucho accesorios quisiera saber si es probable encontrar e importar algunos accesorios de su país gracias

  36. Mona says:

    Hi Steve.

    I really love your Picanto. It’s great!
    I got one on my own – and I spend a lot of time and money too.
    Here in Germany I can hardly find tuning stuff. Do you have some advice for me?
    I already have lights for Golf in it to make him unique. And some other parts too.
    An other questions – is your Picanto white oder grey?

    Goodbye

  37. S.BILAL ALI says:

    HI, I HAVE KIA PICANTO/MORNING I WOULD LIKE TO MODIFY LIKE ANGEL EYE, RR SPOILER AND BODY KIT. ETC….

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