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Kia Rio, Sedan, Wagon
#255 of 614 The 2006 Kia Rio is supposed to get
Dec 02, 2005 (5:35 pm)
from 0-60 in 9.5 seconds according to the December 2005 Car and Driver magazine. I would take their word for that but I'm not the type to worry about acceleration, either.
For us it's either a 2006 Kia Rio5 in 5-speed form or hanging on to our '01 Kia Sportage 4x4. SE Idaho gets a decent dumping of snow I've found out! The Sportage's 4x4 is really coming in handy!
#256 of 614 Re: The 2006 Kia Rio is supposed to get [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:59 am)
C/D's was an estimated time. Motor Trend's was actually an instrumented test. Big difference, and I'd put more credence in the instrumented test, even if it is from MT, which I dont particularly care for.
Dec 03, 2005 (4:31 pm)
numbers like frandaman's keep me interested in either a 2006 Kia Rio 4-door sedan or Kia Rio5. That's a pretty good testimony on your Rio, frandaman...that's the type of report I look forward to getting on these new "Euro-designed" Kia's.
Oh, BTW, the Tropical Red 5-speed Kia Rio5 for $14,190 is still at my local Kia dealer, which is only a mile-and-a-half away from me!
#260 of 614 Here's a picture of the
Dec 04, 2005 (5:32 am)
new 2006 Kia Rio5 that I particularly like.
Photo courtesy of the autochannel.com
I see some Mazda body design in it...is that the Mazda5 I see in there? The Mazda5? Kia has (had) a working relationship with Mazda in the 1980's and used the old Mazda 123 chassis to plop it's original Sephia body onto.
No, this is the first picture I have found of what will probably be our next car that looks a tad Mazda-ish to it.
I like this one...I put it on my computer's Windows page as the background and this one will be the one that stays there. The color of the car in this picture is close to the one at my local Kia dealer...it is Tropical Red and this one is either that color or an orange of some sort. I like them both and either color would be great.
#261 of 614 Re: Here's a picture of the [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 04, 2005 (8:33 am)
Mazda? How about Mercedes-Benz! Have you noticed that the roofline is very similar to that of the new MB cross-over vehicle? The Rio5 costs a bit less, however.
Dec 04, 2005 (9:47 am)
if it was between the 2006 Kia Rio5 and the new Mercedes-Benz crossover vehicle I'd still pick the Kia. Even if somebody were going to give it away to me, I'd pick the Kia.
Good body design is an art, it's either learned properly or it isn't. MB designers could learn from Kia designers. I'm serious, too.
#263 of 614 Re: backy... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 04, 2005 (10:01 am)
iluv, iluv, iluv... take the Merc! Sell it, buy a Kia and have enough left over for a nice down payment on a house!
Dec 04, 2005 (3:10 pm)
now you're talkin'!