2002 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Loooooove this car!!

2002 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Loooooove this car!!
By sxbombannie on


2002 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


i just wanted to let everyone know what happened to me so it won't happen to you. i bought this car in 2007 with 20,000 miles for $4000. i know it's horrible but i only got maybe 3 or 4 oil changes. the car has 107,000 miles now. but this car just kept on going. i hit a wall on the highway goin about 50 and i just drove it away. never ever had a problem until 80,000 miles needed new wheel bearings. almost $500. not too bad. kept on going til pulling into my driveway one day it just dies! i knew it was the end because the car had been so good to me it was gonna end its life pulling into the driveway. got it towed to the mechanic and yup, the timing chain broke. broke the engine, $2500 to fix.

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such a simple car. nothing extra.
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By kristall
on 10/02/12 13:40 PM (PDT)

Bearings go all the time in the kias, however I only paid $20 per bearing. I've owned my Kia for less than a year and changed the bearings in both the back end and front end and they wwere just done a month prior to purcchasing my car.

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