2002 Kia Rio Consumer Review: trouble free miles

2002 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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Cinco Wagon (1.5L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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trouble free miles
By nan25 on


2002 Kia Rio Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Everytime I get asked about the car i have said this. Bought her new with zero dealer add ons.
Starting at 40K and today I'd say "got 207K trouble free miles" Check engine light has been working for 11 yrs. Gotta ignore it, it rearly goes off. I am lazy but do the oil changes religiously &
read the review warning about timing belts. Got that at 149,000. At 200,000 got front wheel bearings & someother stuff there for $700.
Hatch latch broke, using a bunge cord. If you dont like yours I will buy it :)
update: sold car at 227K to a mechanic who replaced the original but just blown alternator and somehow the hatch latch ( bunge cord looked tacky) who resold it but I bought a 2014 Kia Rio and were at 44K now with no troubles

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