I have greatly enjoyed driving my Kia Rio to this point. It is similar to my previous car, so there has been only minor adjustment to this particular car's quirks. I can highly recommend this brand and model after the past month or so of ownership.
KIA Rio after one month
2003 Kia RioOldtimer - Petersburg VA10/30/2010
I'm average size. My wife has very long legs. We are both comfortable in it. I've carried a few large men in the rear seats. They said they were comfortable and looked it. (I didn't solicit praise- in fact I had my doubts.)
If you're worried about a collision with a large SUV, this vehicle would undoubtably get the worst of it.
It handles well and checks out at 30 mpg on short runs.
The small gas tank might get you 300 miles.
An interesting design feature: I slid between two parked cars in a gas station and hit the drivers side mirror on mirror on the car on the left side. My mirror was designed to fold back - so no damage was done. In this age of expensive add-on gadgets, it's relativy simple.
It's a cute liffle thing. I like it.
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