Used 2009 Kia Rio LX for Sale
Reviews for 2009 Kia Rio
Wish I Hadn't Bought It
It's "cute" - it's "snappy," easy to zip in and out of parking, traffic and that's the only good thing I have to say about the 2009 Kia Rio. What's wrong: horrible and unsafe braking system - do not even think about trying to drive this car in snow/ice or rain. How I know - I was one of the few cars that was fish-tailing all over the interstate when we got a ice and snow storm. You could not apply even the slightest touch to the brake. My ONLY choice was to slam into he stopped car in front of me or, ever-so-lightly, touch the brake to avoid the rear end ad then slide sideways on the iersate (at no time was I going over 15 miles an hour). Yhis occurs because the Rio (at least mine) has very, very graby brakes. It is completely unsafe on ice or snow - maybe even heavy rain - don't know about that yet! Seat options are pathetic, no auto door locks so you have to go around to every door and lock them separately - good luck unlocking the back doors, I didn't think I would miss auto windows- oh yes you do!! Gas mileage isn't as good as one would have thought being such a small stripped down model. Where's the temp indicator? I will never recommed this care to anyone and I am so sad that it was recommended to me and that someone didn't talk me out of it. Cheap, yes - good deal NO!!!!!!
Kia Rio - solid
I looked at both the 2007 Yaris and the 2009 Kia. The Yaris engine was a bit smoother, but the Kia was also smooth (whatever that means). The overdrive on the Kia was more dynamic though. The only complaints I really have is that there are no bells and whistles. The windows are manual and the lights don't shut themselves off. Otherwise, great car. Very reliable. And the resale value is going to be great.
This car is very efficient on fuel. And seats 5 people comfortably.
This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.