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#344 of 614 Re: Rio and Accent share a common problem!!!! [spectraman]
Feb 17, 2006 (6:22 am)
I agree with you.
backy, "Kia Rio 2006+" #157, 9 Oct 2005 3:09 pm
However, I noticed last night at the Chicago Auto Show that the Yaris 4-door automatic will sticker at $14k without ABS, side bags/curtains, 4-wheel discs, or power package. So the Rio is priced lower, comparably equipped, and has a better warranty. However, Kia doesn't yet have the resale value to price cars anywhere close to Toyota or Honda. (And I think the Yaris is overpriced too.)
Feb 17, 2006 (5:00 pm)
then the new 2006 Kia Rio's may not be for you. Then again, with the quality gains Kia has made, this new set of 2006 Kia Rio's should be the ones that start retaining their value much better for their owners.
I mean, the Rio LX has everything I need or want and is only $13,055, before the Owner's Loyalty and even College Grad rebate are applied. It starts out being affordable, IMHO. And I love those headlights and rounders going up the wheel wells.
#346 of 614 I bet resale starts going up
Feb 17, 2006 (7:56 pm)
not by much at first, these things take time. Now that the new Rio shares a platform with the new Accent (the previous version of which has had good reliability the past 2-3 years) things might start to change a little. But if you're like me and you buy a car, pay it off, and drive it until it is no longer cost-effective to keep driving it, resale really isn't an issue. I don't see the Korean cars having the resale of Japanese cars for a long time yet, but I'm willing to wager that the depreciation will end up being less steep the first year than many competing domestic autos.
Time will tell, but Hyundai/Kia have a strong product now, it'll be interesting to see where they head from here. It seems they mean business...
Todd in Beerbratistan
#348 of 614 I've seen a couple
Feb 18, 2006 (6:23 am)
Rio5's around in Madison. Someone at my church bought one as well, saw it parked outside last Sunday. Ran into a lady with one at the gas station the other day, she said she really liked it. Looking like a couple months or so, and we'll be able to turn my old faithful ZX2 in on one.
I do chuckle at the reveiws that say it could use more power. Heh. The Rio5 isn't sluggish. My first car at 16, a 1981 Rabbit Diesel with 52hp, was sluggish. Though efficiency of 40mpg in town and 60mpg on the highway was routinely attainable with that car. New VW diesels aren't as fuel-thrifty but they aren't as poky either. The Rabbit did well enough most of the time, but I do remember going up a steep hill on I-81 in Virginia with the car floored in 2nd gear doing 24mph...LOL! I had to endure many jokes from friends when driving that car, but I had the last laugh at the filling station. Used to drive all over the place for $5 a week...that was fun.
Todd in Cheesecurdistan
#349 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [jpmccormac]
Feb 18, 2006 (6:24 am)
The guy in this article says that a well packages kia rio comes about to the same price as a honda civic or toyota!!! bullshit i live in canada and i shopped around before i bought my kia rio 2006 EX sedan and a Honda civic with about the same options was about 6000$ more and the toyota matrix was more then 7000$ with all the taxes and fees and the garranty is way better with kia.
I never tought i would buy a non-american car but it seems this day as come(i still wouldnt buy a japanese) but with the problem i had with my pontiac in the past couple of years and the bad service and prices GM is giving these days i had to changed.
I wanted to get the Vibe but the price difference between the Vibe and Kia Rio was about 6000$ for the same equipment and even then the rio was more.And the garantty was a big plus GM is 3 years/60000km vs Kia 5 years/100000km with my budget i had to finance over 60 month so with the vibe for the last 2 years i would still have to make payments on my car without having the garranty anymore.
My mother as a Kia Rio 2004 she now as 50000km accept for regular maintenance she didnt put a cent yet she didnt even changed the brakes yet and the maintenance at the kia dealer is not expensive 68$/hr labour compared to the 86$/hr Pontiac dealer is charging.
Maybe in 4-5 years my next car i will go back with an american one but not GM,unless then have a major changed in the policies.
#350 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [lightout]
Feb 18, 2006 (6:46 am)
My best friends sister bought a new '05 Toyota Matrix, base model a few months ago. This car had almost the same Rio5 features except there was no keyless entry or Fog lights. Also no leather wrapped steering wheel which is a feature I truly appreciate! She paid over 17K and this was a pretty fair price. I paid almost 3K less for my Rio5 (not including owner loyalty reabte) and have a car that is getting 5 MPG better then she is getting plus I have a much better warranty 9not that I ever needed to use it because Kia's cars are very well built!
Anybody who thinks the Rio's 1.6 Litre 110 hp engine is weak must test drive it first. I drove her Matrix a few days ago because I wanted to compare and I was surprised that it seemed almost sluggish compared to my Rio5. Kia has done a fine job with this car and I am not just saying that because I am almost a ten year loyal Kia customer.
Feb 18, 2006 (7:35 am)
yeah, I would not hesitate to buy another Kia at all. I trust their engineering abilities to the max.
The Tropical Red 2006 Kia Rio5 in 5-speed form is still at my local dealer, as well as the two LX sedans in Sapphire Blue and Silver, both 5-speeds.
The guy from Idaho Falls that wanted the Tropical Red Rio5 bought a used Spectra instead.
No test driving now-it's 0 degrees outside! I can wait a little. That Silver LX sedan is lookin' right to me.
#352 of 614 Question about warranty on my Kia Rio...
Feb 18, 2006 (1:36 pm)
I just leased a Kia Rio 2006 over 60 months/5 years,my question is after my leased ends if i decide to buy the car can i put an extended warranty on my kia rio?? thanks
#353 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [lightout]
Feb 18, 2006 (2:05 pm)
Rio5 is appealing, but here the article is very close to the truth. The Rio5 Manual with the power package and ABS brakes runs $15040 MSRP and is discounted to $14417. The Civic LX Manual stickers for $17060 and is discounted to $15685. The Rio5 does have the alloy wheels, but the Civic has cruise, mp3 capability, and 30 extra horsepower. Many people would gladly pay $1200 more for the Civic, and the Honda would get better mileage on the highway.
Kia and Hyundai need to get the rebates rolling on the Rios and Accents if they want a chance to compete in volume with Honda and Toyota.