This car will save you $$$ on gas, and it does not require a lot of upkeep. Some people will complain about the lack of power, but I have no problem getting this little car up and going on the highway. Also, what do you expect? It's a little Kia. It does its job and it does it well! So far, I've had no issues with the vehicle and I'm hoping it stays that way.
2007 Kia RioOldJourno - Atlanta, GA11/17/2009
Bought the Rio primarily as a commuter car, with fuel economy in mind. Test drove similar compacts from Hyundai, GM, Honda, Nissan. Availability of basic models of the other cars was a factor - due to the popularity of these cars during the cash-for-clunkers incentive. The Rio handles freeway speeds without feeling like a compact. It has a solid feel. It's not quiet in the cab, but it's not loud or tinny either. Handling is good, acceleration fair. I'm considering upgrading from 14" to 15" wheels and tires for a bigger car feel. Easy to park with very good visibility and only a small blind spot. Mileage ranges from 29-34 with mostly highway driving. I won't keep it forever, but it suits my needs until I can afford an upgrade. I'll consider other Kias.
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