Used 2004 Kia Rio


2004 Kia Rio

2004 Highlights

Alloy wheels are now standard on the Cinco wagon. Lumbar support has been added to the driver seat in all models, and the center console armrest gets extra padding.


Pros

  • Small price, big warranty, peppy engine, attractive styling.

Cons

  • Unrefined handling, five-speed manual's rubbery shift action, mediocre fuel economy.

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)
MPG2625
Seating55
Transmission5-speed manual4-speed automatic
Fuelgasgas
Horsepower104 hp @ 5800 rpm104 hp @ 5800 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver2/5
    Passenger2/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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I love my little car.
I enjoy driving it so much that I am going to end up replacing the motor and transmission on it. Even with replacing both of those I will still be only paying a third of what it would cost to buy a new car. Not to mention even with all the maintenance I've had done, The car has never once left me stranded. I've had cars, trucks, and SUV's prior to this car. This was the first time I've ever had this much fun driving though. Finding parking spots, flitting in and out of traffic, great gas mileage, and she's so simple. Those new cars have just too much technology that will distract me while I am driving. I can also foresee a huge expense of having to replace that technology when it goes out.
Rio Timing belt problems
I'm tearing down a 2004 Kia Rio with 32000 miles, well cared for, Not Abused, fresh oil change and Fram filter, LOCKED engine, failed timing belt, At first I thought inferior quality belt and poor components, but this is a rugged copy of the Mazda which can run many miles, everything looks great but the belt is hard and not very flexible. Maybe Kia scrimped on this but I really doubt it, seems like a heat problem so I did a closer look. To keep engine noise to an absolute minimum, the hood is heavily insulated as well as a plastic cover plate over the engine, But in addition to that Both fenders and the firewall have a continuous rubber gasket as does most of the front of the hood,
Friends don't let friends buy KIA's...
bought brand new, had to take to dealership often for brake and clutch issues. Timing belt broke at 57k miles destroying engine, fortunately under warranty. 'NEW' engine gets worse mpg (only 27-30). Stereo eats CD's regularly. Things break and pop off all the time. Alignment issues from day one. On my 3rd engine now that my camshaft snapped in 2 ruining the head and valves. Costs more the fix than anything I've ever owned. Leaves me stranded more often than not. This car is only worth the value of a running engine. I will never buy another KIA.
Used 2004 Kia Rio Overview

The Used 2004 Kia Rio is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A), Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and Cinco 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A).

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