New Kia Rio Ratings

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    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: price

    Cons: front comfortable, but back seat not roomy enough

    Advice: great car for the price

    The dealership was very helpful. The only complaints I've had, is the 'new car' odor and that the windows do not completely close (all 4), it does not rain in but the wind noise. I've had my car for 17 months and it has never been in the shop.

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    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: the radio

    Cons: the gas milage

    Advice: ture and just walk away

    I bought the car new and i have had i for a 1 year and it has been in the garage 3 times. I would not advise anybody to buy one. You'll just wast your money.

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    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Comfort, price and drivability.

    Cons: The gas mileage could be a little better for a small 4 cylinder engine.

    Advice: Have the dealer install after market cruise as a condition of purchasing the vehicle like I did!!!!

    I REALLY LOVE my Rio Cinco. It is very INEXPENSIVE yet the quality does NOT suffer one bit. I bought my Cinco for $12,000 (cruise too!!) and it is FULLY loaded!! No other car w/similar options could even come close to that!! The 5 door Cinco is very easy to drive and cart things around in. It is very quiet & has extremely COMFORTABLE seats along with an adjustable lumbar support. I am 6' 2' tall and have more head room in my Cinco than in my girlfriend's Lexus RX300 SUV!! This is a WONDERFUL car. :)

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    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Wagon

    Pros: um...I didn't buy it

    Cons: Everything

    Advice: Pass this one

    I rented this car for a few days. Wow am I glad I didn't buy it. It felt like it was about to fall apart at any second!

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    2002 Kia Rio - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: appearance

    Cons: the ride

    Advice: It is only good for a 'first' new car. Never down grade to this.

    When I first Tested the car out before buying it, it drove nicely. I really liked the car and the way it 'scooted' around. It seemed like it was going to be a great car. Then after about 500 miles, the car started to drive poorly. It skips all over the road and the car vibrates when the brakes are applyed. It feels like I'm riding in a go-cart.