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Kia Rio, Sedan, Wagon
Mar 16, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Enjoy your Rio5, b3nut. I think you made a great choice.
We're holding onto our '01 Kia Sportage 4x4, it is just too handy to get rid of with eastern Idaho's snowy winters. It will work out great if we go off-road a tad in the spring and summer, too.
But I have kept the '06 Rio's and the '06 Scion xA on my potential futures list and will enjoy reading and learning aobut them as time goes on.
Do publish your driving experiences in here, b3nut, OK?
Excellent choice. BTW-the 2006 Kia Rio5 is one of Motor Trend's top 28 cars of 2006. It out-braked the Mitsu Eclipse and out-slalomed the 2006 Audi 3, IIRC!
I still may be heading the Rio5 direction later on!
Mar 16, 2006 (6:32 pm)
I spotted the weirdest thing today.Someone had put a FORD
blue oval emblem over the KIA emblem on their sportage.
It will probably cause the Sportage to be (Found on road dead).
#414 of 614 A cigarette burn?!?
Mar 20, 2006 (7:58 am)
Good grief! You might want to post the name of that dealer as a heads-up! I bet the higher-ups at Kia would not be amused to hear of this cupcake. Sorry you had to deal with such a wretched dealer to get your Rio5.
I just completed a quick road trip in mine, I had to drive to Michigan (from WI) over the weekend. Got plenty of break-in speed variations thanks to the always-erratic traffic, especially in Chicago. Even during break-in my highway mpg is over 30 so far. Let's see, first four fillups, roughly: 27.5, 33.2, 23.5 (city & stop'n'go), 30.4 (highway on the way back, with a bout of bad gridlock). Highway crusing varied between 55 and 80mph, and gravitated toward the upper end of that scale rather often. So far so good, I think...very pleasant car to take trips in. Had 6 miles on it when I pointed at it on the lot to indicate that I wanted it Thursday, and it's got around 800 miles on it today. I love driving it...it's a hoot! My dealer said Kia is working on an accessory cruise control and it should be out soon. That's a good thing, since this car LOVES to motor along at 80 like it's nothing...I don't want to see blue and red lights flashing through the back window...
Todd in Beerbratistan
#415 of 614 Cruise Control?
Mar 20, 2006 (10:59 am)
Hey Todd, any news on when that cruise control will be available? Also wondering if they may come out with a steering wheel radio control accessory, I would like that even more then cruise because I get so distracted by my chanel surfing and that accessory would make my life a lot easier!