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Cons: too much standard equiptment raised the price too high
Advice: stay away from the ugly brown colored interiordrove well and corners like a sports car; I can get on the freeway at a much higher speed going around the cloverleaf on-ramp than I can with some of my old muscle cars.
Pros: The huge trunk space.
Cons: Doesn't pick up speed as fast as I would like.
Advice: Buy one. You won't be disappointed.I signed a five year lease on 2003 KIA Rio RS last October after test-driving about eight other cars. By far, the KIA surpassed all others in price, appearance, size, trunk space, features and little extras (i.e. the lumbar support and sunglasses storage case/dual ceiling lights). It runs smoothly and quietly, has never failed to start in bitterly cold weather and gets great gas mileage. The five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty and road side assistance sealed the deal. I have only one very small complaint. It doesn't respond as well as I would like when I have to pick up speed very quickly in order to merge with highway traffic. However, this really wouldn't be an issue if I were a better driver. ;-) I strongly encourage anyone with lots of class but not much cash to buy or lease a KIA Rio. It's a really sexy luxury-styled vehicle selling at a bargain basement price! Kelly J. Compeau
Pros: The hatch and the available features with the roof rack. The colour, Rally Blue
Cons: The automatic
Advice: Get the Rio Cinco. Small car with loads of room.I wasn't too thrilled with the automatic. It had no power. The 5 speed has excellent power and great control.
Pros: Sitting higher in the drive seat than most vehicles
Cons: drive seat belt buckle needs to be further out, or more flexible for comfort.
Advice: Do it ! It's a great car.Wonderful, Not a whole lot of power. But with downshifting, it has all the power of my old vehicle. A little learning and technique is all it takes !
Pros: My favorite feature is attachments for the car seats they make me feel safer about my children being strapped in!
Cons: The only thing I don't like is my car is not equipt with cruise control but it is not an absolute necessity
Advice: Talk to your dealer about what YOU want not what they want to sell you....They actually do listen to you and meet your requirments!The day I test drove a Kia Rio was the same day I bought one. I loved the way it looked and the way it handled on the road. Not only did it look sporty and have the exact amount of room I was looking for but it was also right in my price range that I was looking on spending on a used car! The dealership also worked with me and gave me an excellent deal within my tight budget. This car is great for anyone with a small family looking to find an affordable reliable vehicle.
Pros: Hatch Back
Advice: Know how it performs in all kinds of weather by carefully testing it under conditions you know you will drive under, Wet/Dry/SnowHandling of Automatic Rio Cinco is very loose. Breaking on wet rodes difficult.............Tires do not grab dry surface well either
Pros: The easy to use controls
Cons: Acceleration is measured with a calender
Advice: The warranty makes the car bullet proofThe Rio Cinco is a comfortable car to drive. The front seats are very good for a car of this class. The front compartment is very roomy. There is space to haul stuff and the standard cargo cover is good at Christmas time. The A/C is powerful, the CD is good, the overall ride is good.