2005 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Worst mistake ever made!

2005 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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

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Worst mistake ever made!
By Unhappy on


2005 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


Purchased the Kia Rio from a local Kia dealer and have regretted it ever since. Bought it for $8k, got $2k off for a trade in. It was the most adorable car I'd ever driven, but I shouldn't have let it blind me. The salesman took me on a predetermined route and wouldn't let me go on the highway or let my mechanic peek at it first. It was at about 55,600 miles when I bought it and about three months after I bought the car the engine died at about 56,500 miles. This is apparently a known issue but Kia has done nothing about it. Total estimated cost of repairs for that was quoted at $2600 and I decided it wasn't worth it.

Best Features

Got great gas mileage during the three months it ran, looked cute and sporty.

Worst Features

Everything under the hood.
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