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I purchased my car new and it has been extremely reliable to date. My aim when purchasing this car was for it to be 100% reliable for 10 years and then possibly a few costs to maintain it.
This has been surpassed, I have now had it for 14+ years and have just had its first mechanical repair apart from brakes and tyres. If I wanted a new car I would highly recommend Kia for their reliability and ongoing costs. Sadly the new cars of all makes have very small boots in comparison and my one pet hate is a large number of new cars have no full sized spare wheel or anywhere to put one apart from taking up boot space. I would never buy a new car without a proper spare wheel.
This is the first Kia I have ever owned, I've had it for over a year now and I love it. It is economical, nippy and comfortable. The only faults I could find with it are a somewhat over-enthusiastic security system (the car alarm frequently goes off when I am loading the boot, and almost every time I start the car I have to click the key remote to unlock the ignition), and I could wish that the back seats folded down flatter to make more space in the boot, instead of lying at an angle. These are small things, however - generally, I'm delighted with this car.
I purchased my Rio in March 2002 and i am extremely impressed with the reliability comfort and handling of it. After 11 years it has never broken down and is always a pleasure to get into and drive. I originally paid £7100 for my car and was hoping to get 10 years reliability from it as i had only had second hand ars before which were all unreliable, 11.5 years later and the only money i have spent is on tyres and brakes and my yearly MOT.
Bought as part of the Government "scrappage scheme" in 2009, and therefore a real bargain. This car has been a pleasure to own, although it didn't reach it's full performance potential (either acceleration or economy wise) until it had a few thousand miles on the clock. My only point of dissatisfaction is that I don't find the seats very comfortable on longer trips - anything over an hour or so and I need a break.
This is a great car and I've been really pleased with it so far. It has the biggest boot of any similar sized model I looked at. You can fit 3 adults in the back seat reasonably comfortably.
Despite having a small diesel engine it has good acceleration even going up hill, and these give a pretty good fuel economy. On a mostly urban driving style, the car's on board computer tells me my average mpg is 54.3.
My Rio does around 400 miles for a whole tank which costs £45. It has 6 gears and although it's only a 1000cc and a diesel, it's not a slow car and drives lovely at the national speed limit. It's spacious inside both in the front and the back. U would definitely recommend this car to anyone and I always do!
The car is a little under powered for it's engine size and has never matched the published fuel consumption figures.
On the other hand, after nine years and 72000 miles it is still very reliable and has never let me down or needed any major garage work.
I like it.
What a real shame that the 1.5 Crdi engine in the Kia Rio is no longer available - it makes the car a 'pocket rocket.'
I guess that we have to blame EU Regulations on emissions but it has real 'oomph!' - I will hang onto mine now until it 'dies.'
this is a very reliable car and has excellent fuel consumption (50-60mpg) - the 7 year warrenty is aslo very good - only had a replacement screenwasher unit in 5 years. (I do have this serviced every year)
After driving only BMW's for over 35 years, it came as a bit of a culture shop to drive a KIA. Apart from the harder suspension and less engine power of the KIA, I am really happy with the change.
Its a great small family car, with a lively, economical diesel engine. Inside plastics are easily scratched and not the best quality but overall comfortable and spacious enough for a small car.
Fuel consumption not up to manufacturer's claims but much improved on long-distance motorway driving at 70mph.
I have had the car for nine years and have not experienced any major problems.
Second Kia Rio I have owned and find it to be a very reliable and safe car. For the price it is excellent and with a seven year warranty gives good peace of mind. Local agent is Excellent.
My Rio is a basic, no frills model purchased under the scrappage scheme and with a seven yar warranty is likely to be my last car and I'm more than content with it
Excellent car with low running costs of £30 a year road tax and returning 58 mpg. Comfort and loads of gadgets in the car and maintainance costs very reasonable.
great little does what it says on the label, excellent back from kia from how you found buying the car to how the garage did when servicing the car
this is a new car and currently performing extremely well. the company is an extremely efficient and considerate and would be highly recommended.
My Kia Rio is the very basic model: Manual locking, winding windows, etc, etc but for the price I paid I am happy with its performance.
Kia Rio is very good little car with a very large boot compared to cars that are much larger. Very reliable and relatively cheap to run.
Kia Rio 2002, 1800cc, economical, comfortable, easy to drive, all controls within easy reach of driver. Spacious for a car of it's size.