2006 Kia Rio Consumer Review: Buy 'em for life...

2006 Kia Rio - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Buy 'em for life...
By Big John on


2006 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


I've owned 6 Rio's and still have 4. Speaks volumes? Always serviced on time. Run great even in winter. Great traction on any road in any weather. Decent acceleration. Cruise all day at 65 MPH and still get 35 MPG. Good visibility all around, comfortable seats, good sound system, great A/C, adjustable wheel, decent headlights, ample cup holders, arm rest. I prefer the manual transmission over the automatic as it requires less service. I own both versions. Finding Kia mechanics who know what they're doing is not easy. I've found better self employed mechanics than factory trained individuals. The warranty is basically useless at the mercy of lousy mechanics.

Best Features

35 MPG, ice cold a/c, great sound system, excellent traction in any weather, great visibility, comfortable seats, ample head and leg room. It's all good in a Rio. Car never needs waxing. Always shines after washed.

Worst Features

Mechanics who know what they're doing. Reputable service departments. Open viewing galleries at dealership service departments. Loyal customers need confidence in Kia's ability to maintain integrity of dealerships. Buy expensive off warranty parts from eBay for thousands less. I needed a tranny
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