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You are in the Kia Rio
What is this discussion about?
Kia Rio, Sedan, Wagon
Nov 06, 2005 (7:01 pm)
the black interiors and I think that black would be a natural for a black '06 Kia Rio sedan. I am amazed how cool a color black looks on this '06 Kia Rio sedan!
I have seriously added a 5-speed black '06 Kia Rio sedan, with A/C and competent factory stereo to my futures list. I wouldn't absolutely require power W/D/M's, either. I would need A/C and I wouldn't need ABS, unless all '06 Rio's get ABS standard.
I've added the black '06 Kia Rio sedan to my computer's background Windows page, eliminating the 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-door that had held that spot for several months.
The low Rio price (even if it ends up being $13,299 or so) before tax and license is also very attractive. I like the 2006 Hyundai Accent a lot, too, but I really like how Kia has prepared this '06 Rio for us. Very, very nice.
#201 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 06, 2005 (8:39 pm)
Ah the joys of savoring a Kia Rio......
#202 of 613 '06 Rio vs. '06 Spectra
Nov 06, 2005 (8:47 pm)
Has anyone else realized the seeming overlap between the Rio and Spectra, at least as far as pricing goes. The '06 Rio LX with power package MSRP is $13,585 (TMV $13,441) and the '06 Spectra EX MSRP is $14,840 (TMV $14,006).
Just an observation.
#203 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [leadfoot6]
Nov 06, 2005 (8:48 pm)
Yes, that's what this discussion is about. Have you driven one yet? Any plans to buy one in the near future? Just think, you could trade in your Accord on a new Rio and walk out of the dealer with some cash!
#204 of 613 Re: '06 Rio vs. '06 Spectra [allfiredup]
Nov 06, 2005 (8:52 pm)
There was some discussion awhile back here about the close pricing between the Rio and Spectra. The two are just a $500 rebate (on the Spectra) from having almost the same TMV. There will be the same issue with the Accent and Elantra, except the Elantra's prices start even lower than the Spectra's. IMO, Kia priced the Rio a tad high. But they do seem to be flying off the lots...
#205 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [backy]
Nov 06, 2005 (9:48 pm)
Just think, you could trade in your Accord on a new Rio and walk out of the dealer with some cash
Tempting....but if the Sephia I once rented (they had nothing else avaiable and I was anxious to try it out) is any indication of what to expect in a Rio, I'll pass. Worst car I ever drove. Has tainted me against Kia. So what's changed since then?
Hopefully Hyundai will steer clear of em. They've got a chance against the Japanese.
#206 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [leadfoot6]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:14 am)
... but if the Sephia I once rented (they had nothing else avaiable and I was anxious to try it out) is any indication of what to expect in a Rio, I'll pass.
It's far removed from the Sephia. LOTS has changed since then. For one thing, Kia shares some platforms with Hyundai, and the '06 Rio is based on the same platform as the '06 Accent. Why not take a new Rio or Rio5 for a drive before assuming it's a piece of junk? You might be pleasantly surprised.
#208 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [backy]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:04 am)
"but if the Sephia I once rented (they had nothing else available and I was anxious to try it out) is any indication of what to expect in a Rio, I'll pass".
OMG I couldn't believe what I just read! I get sick and tired of people basing their oponion of Kia on the Sephia!!The Sephia has not been made since 2001!! It VERY obvious you have NOT kept up with automotive news. The Rio...or any Kia for that matter...are LIGHT YEARS far from a Sephia!!!! You say "I'll pass" yeah go ahead and "pass" on a great car! I bought one for my mother in 2002 (Rio Cinco) it has 30,000 TROUBLE FREE miles. I have a 2004 (Rio Cinco) that has 3,600 miles and it's so far very good. My local Kia dealer is GREAT. In fact they called me to see if I'm happy and said don't hesitate to let us know. This a PHONE CALL from the OWNER of the dealer and NOT a 'form letter." When I take either car in for routine maintenece (which is the ONLY reason) it not only comes back clean, put they washed, waxed and cleaned the interior. So don't knock Kia!
#209 of 613 Re: And, yes, I also like [chuck1959]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:31 am)
You may want to watch which messages you reply to. I wasn't the one with the comments on the Sephia.