2003 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Pretty Terrible

2003 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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

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Pretty Terrible
By ultrarunner100 on


2003 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Car had less than 90k miles when the engine failed.
No power, looks terrible.
I'm 6'4" and I barely fit in the car.

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By papatesky
on 09/08/12 23:21 PM (PDT)

NEVER to buy a RIO. On December eight two thousand and three, I was driving a RIO, Just northeast of Midwest Wyoming, I had a head-on collision, the airbag and seatbelt did not function. I was immediately in a two and one half month coma, when I woke up I was told I HAD TWO BROKEN FEMURS, TWO SHATTERED KNEECAPS, A BROKEN FOOT AND A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

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By spaded92
on 02/20/14 03:36 AM (PST)

I'm guessing your engine failed due to not changing the timing belt at 60k like you were supposed to? Interference motors seize if the timing belt breaks,and that happens if you don't change it when recommended

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