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You are in the Kia Rio
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Kia Rio, Sedan, Wagon
#510 of 614 Re: And, yes, I also like [chuck1959]
Jun 29, 2006 (11:26 am)
well I BOUGHT a 2006 kia rio and let me tell you that the dealership was the worst I have EVER been to, the car is not all that they said it would be and I will NEVER buya kia anything EVER again. I have had nothing but problems with both the car AND the dealership (to include calling kia corporate headquarters, which was bad as well). The car stumbles almost every morning when I go to work, the engine struggles when going up small hills, the seats are as uncomfortable as all get when traveling more than a few miles and the gas is not as good as I was told it was going to be, maybe I went to a crappy dealership and got a crappy car but I will NEVER EVER buy a kia again. and I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOCK KIA ALL I WANT TO INCLUDE THEIR CORPORATE OFFICE (which was as helpful as my asking my 10 yrold niece for help)!!
#511 of 614 Re: And, yes, I also like [dchanco]
Jul 03, 2006 (7:48 am)
Have you tried going to a different dealer? Some are excellent, others redefine the term "suck." There's not much corporate can really do if the dealer won't play ball, and they could be better at weeding out the bad dealerships. But there are a lot of good Kia dealerships out there, hunt around for a different one. Which dealership are you dealing with and where?
Todd in Beerbratistan
#512 of 614 question about the rio5 hatchback
Jul 10, 2006 (1:12 pm)
hello, 1st post here... i got questions...
1- i never saw a rio5 hatch in person yet..(i live in RURAL kansas... ) and i am wondering about the size of it? i see scion xA pretty often and aveos, it is roughly the same size as these cars?
2- i read most of the post here and the rio doesn,t seem to get as good gas mileage as yaris, xA or aveo ( which isn,t mention often??) i am looking for at least 35 mpg, is it doable with the rio? i would drive mostly highway.
3- i am putting the rio on my list of future buy (in the fall i will get a new car) because of the warranty, is it worth it to buy this car versus a nissan versa (i am really interested in that nissan) because it has a better warranty?
4- is the sitting position pretty high? or is it like the 1990's honda civic where you sit on the road and you have to CLIMB OUT of the car????
here is my list of cars, feel free to comment or give me some advice...i am getting a litte confused
1- rio5 hatch
2-chevy aveo hatch
3-nissan versa hatch
4- toyota yaris hatch
5-scion xA hatch
i drove a wrangler for a couple of years and recently sold my cherokee...it is A MAJOR change for me to even consider driving a small car...but i drove the aveo and the xB and the sitting position is high enough that it convince me to give them a try!!!
#513 of 614 Re: question about the rio5 hatchback [canuck785]
Jul 10, 2006 (2:29 pm)
My rio sedan has been getting 38-39 miles per gallon highway. Im very pleased with that. After driving a wrangler for years i understand about the sitting low. The seats in the rio adjust so you can put them up or lower. Its not the same as a truck in anyway but it is a comfortable little car and the gas milage is great
#514 of 614 Re: question about the rio5 hatchback [misrie]
Jul 10, 2006 (3:22 pm)
thanks for your reply!! nice to know you understand my point about wrangler...i had 31" tires on it too..was a rough ride but was my dream car!!! i could go on on about my jeeps but that is beside the subject here...
good to know about the gas mileage!that is my numebr 1 criteria at this point.
how about the size? comparable to xA and aveo?? i have the brochure but it is hard to tell with a picture. don't get me wrong, i think it is a really nice looking car, i love the sunset orange btw!!! looks a bit like the pontiac vibe, which i like too but a few $$$ more than i can afford.
#516 of 614 Re: question about the rio5 hatchback [canuck785]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:18 am)
yeah I had 31's on my wrangler also. I also was my dream car but had to switch due to how much gas it cost me. I really don't know how it compares to the other cars. When i bought mine i was looking for gas milage, price and warrenty and interest rate. I didn't "like" any of the cars out there cause I LOVED MY JEEP. So it was just transportation. I have come to really like it. I am looking for an old jeep just to have to play with cause I need it! But if your looking for cheap reliable transportation I think the kia will be it. Best warrenty since id be out of most warrenties in the 1st yr. I get better gas milage then what they stated. And just think! when you need to replace the tires you can get all 4 for the price of 1 you would have spent!
#517 of 614 Re: question about the rio5 hatchback [misrie]
Jul 11, 2006 (10:51 am)
wranglers get about 14-15 mpg.....LOL!!!!! my cherokee was getting 20...not bad for a 4.0 / 6 cylinders but again not enough... and true for the tires too...the pontiac vibe which was my 1st pick for a long time, uses 16" tires and acording to my husband,( who is a mechanic ) they are a lot more $$$ than 14 and 15" and it should be consider when buying a car...
thank you for your input on the kia...i will go to test drive a rio5 pretty soon and see if i like it !!!
#518 of 614 KIA RIO 5 dr Hatchback
Jul 13, 2006 (7:45 pm)
Whet to 1 of 2 KIA dealers around my city. They have a "dealer added" sticker on car of $2995. I questioned the salesman about what was added on. He replied that it was markup. He stated KIA MSRP includes no mark up. I think this guy is full of it.
Can anybody confirm this??
#519 of 614 Re: KIA RIO 5 dr Hatchback [lbeasman]
Jul 14, 2006 (6:27 am)
The guy is full of it... in multiple ways.
$2995 additional markup on the Rio5 is unbelievable, considering there are excellent competitors available for LESS money (MSRP) than the Rio5. For example, the Rabbit 3-door lists at only $16k including destination and 16" alloys and all the safety gear, and has much more power and is a far superior car IMO in all respects (except fuel economy) compared to the Rio5.