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Plainest little car you'll ever love
Cons: AppearanceThis is my second 'base model' Kia Rio, I love it! Never have to drop a gear going up big hills. I like the simplicity, feeling the road, and reliability. My last Kia didn't owe me a dime when I finally traded it at 130k. Great warranty, nice car as long as your ego isn't hooked to the cool factor of your ride.
Think twice before buying
Pros: Its a tie between the slipping transmission and the customer friendly service department
Cons: EverythingI've got less than 10K miles on this piece of Korean krap, and the transmission slips, it's full of rattles and squeaks, and the service department at my local dealership can't duplicate any of the problems, so therefor they can't fix any of the problems.
2011 kia soul
Pros: all around airbags.
Cons: liked all of itLove the look... the way it handles.. small but roomy... great look and very convient.. great gas mileage..
Pros: The gas usage and the mp3 input.
Cons: The size of the interiorI found the kia spectra to be a very wise financialy sound purchase it is great on gas consumption, very durable and trustworthy. But not for drivers over 6'0 tall.
WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR THE WORLD
Pros: The look and function.
Cons: Blind spot.I absolutely love this car! It gets amazing mileage and seats five (including driver) comfortably. Sporty vehicle and get for young and old alike. Sound system is amazing and KIA is great on warranties. Very customizable car with endless options and a million possiblities :) love this car and am very happy with what I got.
Pros: trunk and gas tank release
Cons: thin steel wheelsGood basic transportation, the steel wheels are easily bent on bad roads and quite pricey to replace. Very little maintance and starts very well even in cold weather. All over the high fuel prices this is a good comuter car average 30 MPG.
Best Vehicle Ever
Cons: low profile tiresThis car is roomy, plenty big for 4 adults, great on gas, handles fantastically, just all around the perfect little car, easy in and out also. Does ride a little rough at times but considering all the pluses, I can live with that!