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2007 Kia Rio

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By zonesys
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2007 Kia Rio SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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When I bought this car it was sitting on the Kia show room floor with a JD Powers Ass. award for reliability sitting on top of car. NOT this car. starting after 3 months. 2 check engine lights, rear brake wheel cylinder bad, bad passenger airbag sensor ( took nearly 3 years to resolve- meanwhile front pass. airbag inoperative)2 front wheel bearing failure, 3 power steering belt replacements, 2ea alternator and ac belts replaced, timing belt replaced, windshield randomly cracked and replaced,exhaust pipe gasket failed, and now clutch throwout bearing is going out, and finally I'm on my 5th set of tires. All before 99,000 miles.


Best Features

Interior fit and finish. Drives nice and is easy to drive. Bad continued. This car will not hold an alignment for long. Chews up tires. Front and rear wheels cambers are out of spec and are not adjustable - unbelievable. Special aftermarket kits must be ordered and installed to correct.Engine whines away at 3300 rpm at highway speeds and is noisy. Dealer window sticker claims 30 city and 34 highway mileage. I have never seen better than 23 city and city/highway combined 30mpg. I have tried babying this car and cannot get any better results with any above mentioned problems. No abs brakes or traction control= poor winter driving character.


Worst Features

Better drive line engineering. Get rid of v-belts for engine acc. serpentine way better.Suspension too weak to handle New England winters. Pot holes will kill this cars suspension. Better quality bearings, needs abs for winter driving. MPG claims are flat out wrong. I have 4 other cars sitting in my driveway and this is by far the worst car I have ever owned. Upkeep is expensive except where warranty covered...which was about half of problems. We affectionately refer to this car as the "Crapper" car.


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Great car but...
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By h2oelemental
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2007 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my car, it gets great mileage and until recently it was very reliable.
I put 30-36K miles a year on my car and do a lot of stop and go driving.
I have over 166K on my car.
In the past 3 yrs we have had to replace 3 ignition coils, both O2 sensors and now we have to replace the catalytic converter.
She also tends to eat front tires.
Constantly out of alignment.
She has done very well overall and if possible will buy another Kia. Considering the kind of driving I do, she had held up very well.


Best Features

Mileage, Comfort, inexpensive to drive overall, great heater, A/C, safety features


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Excellent car for the money
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rctpeel
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2007 Kia Rio LX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my Rio5 new with 9km on it. I drove many comperable models from different mfg including Chev Aveo, Toyota, Dodge Caliber etc. I was impressed with the handling and jump for such a small car. I've had no issues with summer or winter driving. I've been religious with oil changes but haven't had to do anything major. Just recently at 70K did I have to replace the set of belts before a long trip. If I had to pick at something, it would be the OEM Kuho tires. My front set only lasted about 40K.
Warranty is great (8 yrs, 160K km) although nothing has gone wrong. Orig brakes still have 40-50% left on them and still getting close to 450km on 40L of gas.
An excellent car for the money!


Best Features

Roomy, comfortable, reliable.


Worst Features

Tires.


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i love my kia rio
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By racahellee97
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2007 Kia Rio SX 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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i never ever though i would drive a small car again after getting hit and hurt in a bad car accident a few years ago. i have a suburban but the high cost of gas prompted me to look into a new car.
I bought a used 2007 kia rio in march and i could not be happier!!! i adore my car. the color, the gas mileage, the compliments i get, the glares when i fill my tank for less than $35. its very fun, very sporty and puts a huge smile on my face when i get to sit in it. i never though i would ever drive a small car again, but with all my air bags, i wont be looking back.


Best Features

i love everything! i dont have any automatic anything on it, just the basics, and i am ine with that. i love that it came with tinted windows and a cd player since i have kids and they love their music. i love that the dealer calls it a bubble car with all the air bags. being a bit scared to drive a smaller car, that really helps. and fillinf up my tank for $35 really beats $150 in my suburban. i adore my baby


Worst Features

the only issue i have with my kia is that it shakes when i hit over 75 mph on the freeway. but we figured out that i need new tires. once i get those, ill be just fine.


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Excellent Car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Michiganpastor
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2007 Kia Rio Rio5 SX 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my car brand new and now have over 106,000 miles on it. I've had almost no problems. I replaced 2 wheel bearings and just now changed the front brake pads which still had life in them! I changed the timing belt at 60,000 by choice. It hadn't broken. That's it. Everything else (except the tires) are original. Gas mileage is low 30s. They told me I'd get 40mpg but that doesn't happen. I have an automatic by the way. And yesterday I hit a deer broadside at 55 mph and the car just kept on going! Never even knocked it out of lane. I was flabbergasted. It's $3100 in damage but I can still drive it. So far it's been one of the best cars I ever bought.


Best Features

Reliability. It's been amazing.


Worst Features

Find a way to up the gas mileage. It's not bad but something this small should do at least high 30s on the highway. Oh, and the option for a outside temperature gauge and compass would be nice too!


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