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Pros: Full-Length Curtain Airbags and the warranty
Cons: It is a small car and Im a Big Guy - ( but the car is for my wife anyway and she loves it )
Advice: It is a nice car, full of air bags and comes with the 100,000 miles warratyWe bougth the Kia Rio because we were looking for a good gas mileage. My mother had a Sephia 98 and my brother as well they never had any problems with their cars at all. So that help me decide. I looks pretty and is very secure with the Full-Length Curtain Airbags. And it drives very nice too.
Pros: The lumbar feature
Advice: Buy oneI bought a 2004 Kio Rio and it is wonderful, I love the ride and the fact that I got a great deal on it and it still has some factory warrenty left on it
Pros: Great reliability. Had it for 9 months and still waiting for some defect to pop up.
Cons: Terrible speakers, but then I declined to upgrade the sound system
Advice: There is no better value when it comes to car buying. It's worth a lot more than what it costs.We purchased the 2006 Rio5 with the convenience package (electric everything, minus the sports stuff). Oh, and heated seats. The body feels well constructed. The doors close quiet and firm like an expensive car. Seats are comfortable and lots of room. I've driven german built cars all my life and due to budget limitations I went with Kia. However, other than the brand appeal and a bit of power, I feel like this is as good a car any mid-priced european car. Test drive it if you don't believe me. The car drives well and is peppy. Sometimes leaves you wanting more power, but one really can't ask for more for this price.
Pros: Comfortable seats. I'm tall female with low back problem. Seat height is perfect too.
Cons: Car is somewhat noisy while driving and can't see well out back window when raining
Advice: I'm buying another one as soon as my insurance settlesResponsive, handles well in turns, adequate horsepower, somewhat noisy while driving. Don't like the angle of the rear window when it rains. I like the style and appearance of the car but rear window needs a wiper if it's going to remain at the current 2006 angle. Also, I bought my Sapphire Blue, (I changed it to Seahawk Blue) '06 Rio LX and 29 days later was in an accident and was T-Boned on both sides. Unfortunately, my new car was totaled and also the driver side airbag did not deploy. The only airbags to deploy were on the passenger side, where nobody was sitting. I however, was basically unhurt, bad bruise on left arm from hitting the vertical bar between doors. I question why my door bags didn't deploy but considering what hit me, the car did a good job of protecting me. Only time will tell about the vehicle quality. Will know more in 5 years.
Pros: My favorite feature is the overall appearance
Cons: Seats are not that comfortable
Advice: Purchase the car fully equippedI think it is a great car for the price.
Pros: Look,gas mileage,features
Cons: Not enough power for my taste but good enought for a 110HP
Advice: Take the LX(power windows,powewr locks,air cond.,etc...) its worth it for the price differenceHi I just bought a Kia Rio 2006 LX full equipment Just to let you know that for the price and warranty that Kia offers in my opinion you cant go wrong,sure the honda civic sedan is probably a better car as more power better road driving then the rio sedan but you are not buying a race car or a collecter item your buying a compact sedan and with the same equipment the civic cost about 5000$ more here in canada and on top of that the garantty doesnt match the Kia's. So i think you have to be stupid to waste 5000$ more for a compact. The car drives smooth,you can't even hear the motor when its idling.The motor is not too powerful but for the price its pretty good,the quality of this car is incredible. Overall for the price and warranty you can't go wrong.
Pros: Built in Cd player
Cons: Power isssue ( I know its a cheap car)
Advice: Handles like an apple rolling down hill.Drives great- handling is a little sluggish, But for the money and the gas prices you couldnt go wroung. Interior design has much improved and the performance is better than you would expect from 110 Bhp engine. Overall I greatly admire the 06' Kia Rio. In the future I hope Kia keeps it up.