2004 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Good car

2004 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

77 Total Reviews

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

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Good car
By isaac on


2004 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Funny the guy that posted the review about the engine 'seizing up' at 81,000 miles. that's normal-you failed to change the timing belt. the timing belt MUST be changed by 65,000 miles on Rio's, or the engine blow. Period. it's a 100% fail rate. Anyway, I live in Phoenix and the air conditioner only works when you're driving. soon as you pause at a light or brake, your air is gone. that said, it's otherwise a perfect car. i love it for its size, so much easier to maneuver i watch macho suv-drivers struggling with their Boats and laugh LOL LMAO

Best Features

from the outside, its design makes it look very nice. it looks like a more expensive car than it actually is. and thank God, looks nothing like a Hyundai ugly design. drivers armrest is great-only car i know that has this!

Worst Features

passenger in front seat also needs armrest. make it so that when the air conditioning is being used, it doesn't totally KILL the acceleration please. thanks.
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