Got this car a couple months ago so I cannot vouch for it long term quite yet.
So far it has been good to me. Pick up is quick but I can feel the engine strain around 75/80mph. It drives like a go-kart. Small, quick but not straight out fast.
I am getting ~35mpg commuting to work and around a large city. Very happy with the gas mileage.
The inside is very comfortable and roomy. Trunk is quite large even though the end of car is a stump.
Mechanically everything is working great. Time will tell how well it all holds up though. So far I would recommend this car to anyone.
This is a small cheap economy car and it does that well. Do not expect top of the line trim, great performance or bells and whistles. It gets from a to b and has been great for me so far.
Great for a 1st car.
Margon - Columbus, GA07/28/2014
Excellent on gas.. It takes maybe $35 sometimes $30 depending on the gas station. There aren't any power windows or locks but satellite radio which I thought was oddly strange and backwards. Great for a 1st car or someone going off to college.
Granny - , 07/08/2013
I really like the Rio. It gets good gas mileage and runs great.
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