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Advice: Great car, def reccomended.Excellent, went from a 1.8t 03 jetta loaded to the spectra5. Much better gas, close in performance and much less electrical problems so far. Overall the car is great, gas mileage for me was above the rating. Beat all others I list below, I tested them all.
Pros: Look of vehicle, get power option. We did.
Cons: nothing really so far
Advice: Comparable to a honda civic I owned in college, but better priced.I just purchased this vehicle over the weekend, put about 500 miles on it already. Looks great, city mpg was 27.5 not 29 as advertised. I am hoping it will be in the 30's on the highway, sticker states 38mpg but do not expect to see it. Overall a great car, gas mileage is good but not as good as advertised. Great warranty, the company must have alot of faith in their product to stand behind it the way they do.
Pros: 5 speed
Advice: RUN RUN AWAYtest drive was good but now i have had the car two weeks it has broke down twice i made a mistake don't make the same mistake i did. run away fast if they say i have a nice kia for sale!!!
Pros: Function, the Rio5 does everything it was designed to do and then some.
Cons: Having to convince everybody that it is a great car.
Advice: Drive it,then make your decision.The Rio5 is a great 'need' car as opposed to a 'want' car. If you need a nice little car to get u around and don't have a big ego or family, then do yourself a favor and at least check it out. Its very roomy in the front seats, the backseats go down (flat) to give ample room for 'things' And one last thing the Rio5 has a tight feel to it, that makes it very responsive. Its just a nice little car for someone who wants a nice little car. It also comes with a lot of Kia Motors built in perks. It wont hurt you to take a look.
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: the cost.
Advice: Do your research first.Well the LS is not a bad car. My concern was when the car didn't turn on and I saw the lights in the dash board. Good on gas. Takes me a week for it to re-fill. I have had my car for almost a year. Bought it used. Took me 10 months till I had a problem.
Pros: IT STARTS EVERYDAY
Cons: THE RADIO SIRIUS ALL THE WAY EVERY KIA SHOULD HAVE SIRIUS RADIO. ALSO THE FUEL IS NOT WHAT THEY SAY BEAWARE
Advice: HAVE GOOD CREDIT KIA HATES U OTHER WISETEST DRIVE WENT WELL THE SALESMAN MADE SURE I WAS HAPPY SENTRY KIA ALL THE WAY
Pros: IT STARTS EVERYDAY
Cons: THE RADIO THEY SHOULD HAVE SIRIUS RADIO IN ALL KIA'S
Advice: HAVE GOOD CREDIT. KIA HATES YOU OTHER WISEIT RAN WELL A LITTLE ROUGH FRM SECOND GEAR TO THIRD ALTHOUGH THE QUALITY AND THE WARRANTY I COULD NOT SAY NO.