by septembersrain on Apr 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)
I enjoy driving it so much that I am going to end up replacing the motor and transmission on it. Even with replacing both of those I will still be only paying a third of what it would cost to buy a new car. Not to mention even with all the maintenance I've had done, The car has never once left me stranded. I've had cars, trucks, and SUV's prior to this car. This was the first time I've ever had this much fun driving though. Finding parking spots, flitting in and out of traffic, great gas mileage, and she's so simple.
Those new cars have just too much technology that will distract me while I am driving. I can also foresee a huge expense of having to replace that technology when it goes out.
by raytownman on Nov 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Not had the car long, but so far not bad. Good mpg, rides well, comfortable. (I'm 6'4'').
bought from private owner who had already had the head and belt done, along with a new clutch. So the hard stuff is done. I use it as a commuter car, and it serves me well. Not bad for me!
by breezy7 on Sep 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)
My Kia Rio has kicked the bucket at 177k after a crap load of problems. I replaced everything under the sun in the cooling system. 2 new radiators. headlights, tail-lights. Drivers door doesn't lock. Two windows wont go down. I had a transmission fluid leak which was a pain in the butt breaking down every 20 min. New alternator belt. Brake fluid leak. and 2 bad oxygen sensors caused a horrible shaking. I HATE THIS CAR. EVERYTIME I GOT IT FIXED, something else went wrong.!!! NEVER AGAIN KIA. NEVERRRRR AGAIN !!!
The guy in this article says that a well packages kia rio comes about to the same price as a honda civic or toyota!!! [non-permissible content removed] i live in canada and i shopped around before i bought my kia rio 2006 EX ...