I love this little commuter car, except I should have bought a 5 speed. The automatic is a bit of a slow take off and I am used to down shifting and getting out of the way. I have to plan my freeway entrance sometime short ramps make it a challenge to get up to speed to enter traffic.
I love its comfort and accessories, just made a 3000 mile road trip for business and it is definitely nice for the long road.
I will keep this car until its 50k mark and get another one. Only this time a 5 speed.
Great car for what it is
2009 Kia Rio5OnceUponATime - , 03/21/2013
This car doesn't go 0-60 in 3 seconds or tow anything. It's also not the most comfortable roadtrip car. It is, however, a very fun car to drive if you're just learning manual and need something to drive around town. No real gripes about the car at all.
2008 Kia Rio5Queen City King - 11/15/2008
Let me start by saying I traded in my 04 cobra in on this little beaut! I love everything about it, especially the advanced one wheel drive, its beyond amazing. Performance wise, it blows away the cobra and does it while achieving increbible gas mileage ( i get a whopping 13 mpg ). I couldnt complain, in fact mine is so fast my friend traded in his dodge viper and got a rio5! If I could wish for one thing in the world: it would be a Rio5 of 5 STAR QUALITY! Paul Walker said my car should be the Fast in the Furious LOL!