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Review I wrote this because some people seem to exist to complain about cars every time the air is low in their tires. My '05 Kia Rio5 has been great, and I've only encountered things you would expect from an inexpensive car. It came to me used, from my mother's estate after she died a few years ago. It was low-mile, with the I4 and a 5-speed (ma always liked to row her own!). The LX is sporty, handles well, and the shifting is snappy and clean. Not a powerhouse, but what do you want from a sub-15k car? It's quick enough, and I learned that while off-the-line acceleration is not mind-bending, at-speed and lane-change acceleration is pretty darn good. Brakes are great, as I learned in San Francisco on the busy, hilly streets. Also, I've had two people hit me in this car (their fault both times), and after repairs the car still runs great. Now at 55k with a cross-country road trip under its belt, the Kia is still running great. In fact I only this week had one of the few off-schedule maintenance issues, a PCSV valve that's giving me a check-engine. Only replacements besides tires/oil have been two of the Coil-on-Plug units on the motor at about $50 each. I put them in myself, they're right on top of the motor and it's pretty easy. Even a shop couldn't charge you too much for the service. At 8 years, the only issues are some dry-rotted rear window seals from it's first 5 years in Arizona, and the chrome/plastic passenger door handle which is peeling. There's some increased body noise coming from the hatch area, and it's a bit squeaker overall than when new, but I think that for a budget car, it's been terrific. No electrical problems ever, which I hear is not the case with some newer Kias. Overall, I'm very very happy with this low-maintenance long-running car. Oh, fold-down rear seats in this hatchback provide ample room for stuffing things in the back. I've loaded this car to the roof many times, then driven her 12 hours straight. She runs great still!
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What options are available on the 2007 Kia Rio?
Available Kia Rio 2007 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hatchback, Wagon
Available Trims: LX, EX, Base, SX, Rio5 LX, Cinco, Rio5 SX, S
Exterior Colors: Bright Silver, Clear White, Aurora Black, Signal Red, Urban Blue, Digital Yellow, Silky Silver, Black, Midnight Black, Tropical Red, Cashmere Beige Metallic, Clear Silver Metallic, Phantom Gray, Platinum Graphite, Sapphire Blue, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Chestnut, Clear Silver, Electronic Blue, Silver, Sunset Orange, Tropical Red Metallic, White, Blue, Classic Red, Polar Blue, Polar Blue Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Titanium
Interior Colors: Beige cloth, Black cloth, Gray cloth, Black premium cloth, Black Cloth cloth, Beige premium cloth, Black leather, Gray
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Back-up camera, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Alarm, Leather Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Heated seats, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Pre-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof