Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 5:57 AM
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Kia Rio, Wagon
Nov 16, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Kia Rio5 takes over for the Kia Rio Cinco. It's a whole new design, with a wider stance and side and side curtain airbags standard. There's an orange-reddish one at my local Kia dealer that has a 5-speed transmission, A/C, power everything, for $14,095.
It's pretty sharp looking. I'm taking a good look at it. It may be too small for us inside, we'll find out at test-drive time. I may take the one there at Robert Allen Kia (my local Kia dealer)for a test drive. The automatic transmission model gets 35 mpg and the manual transmission model gets 32 mpg(I believe these are averages of hiway/city driving). Also, the 1.6L 4-cylinder motors Kia installs in them are the new CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing)engines that give off less emissions and get better gas mileage.
Early reviews of this new Kia Rio5 and Kia Rio sedan are very favorable. Thy have been given good press as to their handling capabilities. I also like the sedan(just named the 2006 Kia Rio sedan)and wouldn't mind a jet black 4-door sedan model, either. Kia went for the "European" look with the sedan and I really like it's raked up trunklid and the new Rio sedan taillight treatment.
#110 of 145 Re: The new 2006 [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 17, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I am glad my local Kia didn't have the 2006 Rio 5's yet when I went to buy a Cinco. I wound up buy a 2004 Cinco with 1,917 miles. I think the Rio5 looks too much like a "hatchback" as opposed to the "station wagon" look of the previous generation.
#111 of 145 That's exactly what Kia
Nov 18, 2005 (4:08 pm)
was going for...the hatchback look, more sporty and less conventional "station-wagonish". They both look good, really. chuck1959, I'm glad you like your 2004 Kia Rio Cinco. I like them, I remember sitting in one in 2001 when we bought our Sportage 4x4 and thinking it felt kind of cramped in the cabin. That was the first model year for the Rio Cinco if memory is serving me correctly. I wasn't in there long, though, my wife wanted the Sportage 4x4 and that was the rig I wanted the most, too, so I was very distracted. I may test drive soon at my nearby Pocatello dealer and see how the new Rio's rate for inside room. It looks like it would be big enough for us.
Dec 26, 2005 (12:03 pm)
I have a 2004 Kia Rio Cinco. It seems to hit bottom when I go down a low drive or hit a dip. Does this happen to anyone else? Also has anyone got better MPG by turning off the o/d while city driving and turn it back on when in the freeway/highway? I have also found it to have better pick up with the o/d off.
#113 of 145 Anyone has Wheel fall of axle on Rio rxv?
Jan 12, 2006 (12:16 pm)
My son bought an RXV last month with 36,000 km on it. When driving down the highway on Monday the front wheel broke off the axle.
Know of anyone whom has has this problem?
#114 of 145 Re: [pizzadriver]
Apr 01, 2006 (8:00 pm)
I have an 03 purchased new in 04. So far so good. I haul around grandsons and all their equipment and it works out fine. VEry dependable. Had a window problem and it was fully repaired at no charge. My question to all is: when the car was in the shop I rented a car from a rental agency. I forgot all my manuals, car papers, title and many other things in the glove box. I've been trying to trace it but no luck. That car has been to so many places. How do I replace a manual for the Kia? I have the 100,000 guarantee and don't have any of the [phone numbers or contacts for that. Also have the satellite location thingy and all that paper work is gone. Any idea how I replace these things? Thanks.
Apr 01, 2006 (10:10 pm)
Oddly enough my owners manual along with everything else was stolen out of my glove box when mine was broken into. I got my replacement on E-bay. Just do a search under "(whatever year) Kia owners manual and you should find one. I believe a '03, '04, and '05 are all the same. I got lucky and found one for my year model (2004).
Good luck. By the way I was able to get it for 15 bucks.
#116 of 145 Re: [chuck1959]
Apr 02, 2006 (11:37 am)
Thanks Chuck, never thought of E-Bay. I guess I'll call the dealer to see if the other stuff is available - like copies of the 100,000 guarantee? Sorry you lost all your stuff. That happened to me with my other car. Months later the police dept. in the town next to mine called and said they had some of my paperwork. Sure enough, there it was. Just never know.
#117 of 145 2003 Kia Rio Cinco
Apr 07, 2006 (10:18 am)
I just bought an 2003 cinco, w/18186 miles on it for 6900, it has A/C, Stereo, CD, auto trans,, seems to be in very very good condition... I figured by now, people who have the 03 should have all the problems figured out and what to watch for...any insight on this,,, was that a decent price?? thank you
Apr 08, 2006 (9:04 am)
I just bought an 03 Cinco and the drivers seat was worn by previous owner Very heavy set gentleman.. My question,,,will a seat from a 2004 0r 2005 , fit without any modifications,, Thank you