2005 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Beware the timing belt
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2005 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Beware the timing belt
By Phil Hall on

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

Review

Normally, I would say that this is a nice car, decent (not great) milage, good features, all in all an ok vehicle. But there is one thing you need to make sure of: the timing belt. It says to replace it every 60000 miles, I would replace that far sooner because this is an interference engine--if the belt breaks when the car is running your engine will be shot. As in dead. New car time. This design choice alone must account for the lower Reliability rating. There is no reason whatsoever that a single point of failure should destroy an engine.

Best Features

Seats 4 adults, decent milage, fun to drive.

Worst Features

a non-interference engine design, a little better fuel economy, and replace the timing belt with a chain. These three changes would make the Rio a much better value.
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