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2005 Kia Rio - Consumer Reviews

2005 Kia Rio

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By Tmt2014
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2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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Oh this car. What a hoopty! Got this car as I needed something quick after the timing belt broke on my Subaru Forester. I loved my Forester. This Rio, wow. What a piece. Both O2 sensors needed replacing, mass airflow too. Costly. It has 140,000 miles right now. Can't run the air, the car will die. Has died many times in rush hour Atlanta traffic. I hate this thing. Everything is so basic. It's quite embarrassing. I've owned Nissan, Ford, Hyundai. All were great. Not this. It needs to be put out of its misery.


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so far kinda happy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By wondering13
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2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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my only problem is the rack and pionion (spell check) is having to be redone thank god my dad is a mechanic..but no one can make the 2 lines that the new one doesnt come with..i love this car besides the frustration of getting it fixed. its my only car so its nerve racking...i had a ford taurus and that was a big NO NO...i have spent over 7,000 dollars on it in 3 years..dont buy a taurus..im hoping the kia doesnt need anything else cause im broke.. :( i have replaced a few things but because i wanted to..


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AWESOME!!!!!!!!
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By krol
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2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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The Kia Rio 2005, it's been my first car. I had it now since 2007, I had a couple problems with the axle. But nothing super expensive, or unfix-able plus this is a used car. People tell me it feels like you are in a go car, which i dont mind it actually feels cool! It is comfy and perfect for a petite person. After all there years still works perfect!!!!!!!!!! Oh the gas is good!


Best Features

Small car, comfy, can fit anywhere, and goes fast!!! Easy to customize and Cute car too!


Worst Features

Interior


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Don't even think about it...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By aeblanch09
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2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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I got this car for my first car and i am desperately trying to get rid of this thing! Two weeks after i got it, 2 of my belts needed replacing. Not only did the dealer keep it for 3 weeks to "fix it", the day that i got it back the fan stopped working and my car overheated. Needless to say we sent it back to the dealer. They fixed the fan, but ever since then i've been having radiator problems. Constant overheating, had to replace all sensors, etc.. Not worth a penny, but if you do decide to get one make sure you keep a full jug of coolant in your back seat!


Best Features

I have no likes about this car, the only thing i can say is that it is easy to drive...if it's drivable at that moment.


Worst Features

Stop making this car, it's junk.


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Worst mistake ever made!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Unhappy
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2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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Purchased the Kia Rio from a local Kia dealer and have regretted it ever since. Bought it for $8k, got $2k off for a trade in. It was the most adorable car I'd ever driven, but I shouldn't have let it blind me. The salesman took me on a predetermined route and wouldn't let me go on the highway or let my mechanic peek at it first. It was at about 55,600 miles when I bought it and about three months after I bought the car the engine died at about 56,500 miles. This is apparently a known issue but Kia has done nothing about it. Total estimated cost of repairs for that was quoted at $2600 and I decided it wasn't worth it.


Best Features

Got great gas mileage during the three months it ran, looked cute and sporty.


Worst Features

Everything under the hood.


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