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2008 Kia Rio Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2008 Kia Rio Wagon

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Great Car at a good price
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By smalltownsouthernman
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Vehicle

2008 Kia Rio Wagon Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Purchased this car pre-owned with only 4000 miles on it. I haven't had any problems out of it to date. I do notice that when i drive it after sitting over night the rear brakes tend to be touchy and squeak some. The engine also tends to have a little rattle to it when it is cold. Not sure why it does that but once it warms up it is flawless. it may have something to do with the CVT.


Best Features

I have had several comments on the sporty interior (SX RIO5). I like the AUX jack for my Iphone, and the sound system sounds decent.


Worst Features

Cruise Control would be nice, lose the plastic trim around the exterior. I noticed they dropped it on the new models for 2010 :). Shorter shifter would make gear changes smoother. Disc Brakes in the rear would be a nice addition to the good brakes already available. A six-speed would make it perfect


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Great little car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By John
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Vehicle

2008 Kia Rio Wagon Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was worried at first, having made the transition from a full-size 4x4 to a sub-compact, but all is well especially at the pump. I average 3-500 mi. a week and this great little car gets 29 in rush hour, and 33+ on the open road. I like manual transmissions and it was pretty hard to find the one I wanted. This little car has some spunk and I really enjoy driving it around. Seats are nice and the controls are well placed.


Best Features

The manual transmission. It's a lot of fun to wind up and let loose, or ease from gear to gear on a winding country road for that weekend drive.


Worst Features

More armrests, and ANTI-LOCK Brakes!!


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