by nan25 on Oct 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
Everytime I get asked about the car i have said this. Bought her new with zero dealer add ons.
Starting at 40K and today I'd say "got 207K trouble free miles" Check engine light has been working for 11 yrs. Gotta ignore it, it rearly goes off. I am lazy but do the oil changes religiously &
read the review warning about timing belts. Got that at 149,000. At 200,000 got front wheel bearings & someother stuff there for $700.
Hatch latch broke, using a bunge cord. If you dont like yours I will buy it :)
by mako787 on Feb 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
I just purchased a Cinco wagon in January with 106,000 miles on it. It was in excellent condition
I hoped to get a reliable car that was cheap to drive and maintain.
an older Buick that had cost me a fortune and the engine was knocking so bad I was afraid it was going to throw a rod in my driveway.
So far this Kia
has been reliable except for the check engine light coming on abut five times now. First it was the O2 sensors that had already been changed out but I had to get another one anyway and then it was the gas cap. Now it came on again and I have no idea what it is this time.
The car is noisy and has little power with the AC running.
by harmonia2927 on Jan 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
This was my first college car. I bought it in summer of 2010 with 96,000 miles on it. I blindly went into buying it, no research done.
I ended up falling in love with this little car. I drove it to school and back SEVERAL times (10 hour drive), and went on many road trips in it. It also made it up my mile-long dirt road at home. I'm surprised it lasted.
PROS: great gas mileage, runs well with normal maintenance
CONS: noisy engine, doesn't accelerate well with the AC on, tin can, cheaply made, manual windows and locks, tiny back seat
I drove it to 118,885 miles. It could have lasted longer, but I hit a deer and totalled it. :(
Lesson learned, I won't buy a Kia again. But it was fun.