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#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 $1200 more for the Civic, and the Honda would get better mileage on the highway.
Kia and Hyundai need to get the rebates rolling on the Rios and Accents if they want a chance to compete in volume with Honda and Toyota.
#354 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [bamacar]
Feb 18, 2006 (6:46 pm)
Thats a good point but I think after price people judge a car by looks, maybe even before price for some people. I personally love the way my Rio5 as well as Rio Sedan look. Every day I see hundreds of Civics and Corollas on the road. It is so boring already, not to mention that here in South Florida I have noticed more and more Mazda 3's on the road on a daily basis. I like to be unique and driving my Rio5 I get plenty of comments and looks from people, it is fun to know that people like the style of your car and notice it unlike the Civics and Corollas which oversaturate our roads and highways, Boring!!!
#355 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [bamacar]
Feb 19, 2006 (7:40 am)
How come in the U.S. the honda's are so cheap here in Canada a Civic LX(auto.) starts at 22,805$ before taxes not to mention that here in quebec we got to add a 15.5% sale tax.
My Kia rio sedan EX(auto.) cost me 17,385$ before taxes so that is a difference of 5420$ for the Civic.So when i here u write that in the states there is only a difference of about 1500$ for the civic i say WOW that's not a big difference.
P.S. buy the way i just went on the U.S. sites of both cars and the Honda Civic LX is about 3000$ more then the Kia Rio with about the same packages so i dont know where u get the 1200$ difference.
#356 of 614 Re: Rio 5 - An Uncomplimentary Review [lightout]
Feb 19, 2006 (12:25 pm)
See my message: Rio5 manual as we were discussing from the article with power package and ABS.
Civic LX 4 door Manual. Here in the Atlanta, GA area using Carsdirect prices. The Civic has a greater difference between MSRP and Invoice (more room to discount).
When the Fit becomes available that will be the real competitor for the Rio5 and the pricing will be even closer. The Kia and Hyundai rebates really will be necessary at that time not to mention more competition from the Yaris and Versa.
Feb 21, 2006 (10:32 am)
Nope, I'm not.The review of the guy's 2006 Kia Rio sedan above exemplifies what kind of job Kia is doing on their cars and minivans. They have been working very hard and I saw some of the fruitage of their labors with my 1999 Kia Sephia sedan and then a whole lot more with my 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4. Kia made the Sportage after the Korean army jeep. No kidding. It's solid, sure and steady.
I read in a couple articles that Kia went to great lengths to fill gaps and thicken existing surfaces to the outside of the car so that road noises would be so much more minimal than before. Apparently it worked.
Gettin' real itchy ta test drive, my friends.