Last post on Apr 03, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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#78 of 87 Re: Final Post on our Bright Red 2012 Kia Rio 5 EX [gimmestdtranny]
Jan 14, 2013 (7:40 am)
Just realized...got it..bright red. Yes red can look pretty good when all shined up and they get the shade right (keeping the orange out of the equation). Of course color is personal taste. I wonder if anyone could have predicted the longevity of silver's popularity over the decades. I think that, next to black, it must be the next longest lasting consistently popular car color, and gets number one for resale value over the vast majority of models. Of course, this excludes certain exotics like Ferraris etc. were red is number one I think.
Jan 18, 2013 (1:22 pm)
A reporter is looking for a subcompact car owner or shopper to weigh in on what kind of impact a sleeker design, like the "Furia" concept released in Detroit, would have on their purchase decision. If you own or are looking for a subcompact car, and think a sleeker design would impact which car you buy, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, January 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.
#80 of 87 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Jan 18, 2013 (9:12 pm)
Sleeker often means you bang your head into the roof line where it meets the sunvisor as you get your butt positioned in the seat just right. This happened to me in a new Hyundai Elantra GT 5 dr last week. Reminded me of my 89 XT6...except the XT6 had so much more to offer and made the forehead bump a little easier to take, haha.
And ya know..the very first profile shot I had seen of the new Elantra had me thinking that'd be a potential issue. But when I sat in it I had forgotten that notion until......ya...it impacted me.
#81 of 87 KIA RIO Transmission vibration
Jan 19, 2013 (12:54 pm)
I just purchased a new 2013 KIA RIO Hatchback. Four weeks in. Buyer Beware!!!! The six speed was an option in 2012. My vehicle has a high frequency vibration in 6th gear at highway speeds. I am being told that all of them have this hiccup. No help from the smarmy corporate snots. They evidently arent warning consumers. And essentially they are denying the issue. So here is a warning....Think twice on this car. I am having buyers remorse. Customer service is horrible. not happy at all. Inherrant to design is what Im getting. Better Business Bureau is my next stop. Think twice on this car !!!
#82 of 87 Re: KIA RIO Transmission vibration [willhix]
Jan 19, 2013 (5:53 pm)
Auto or Stick ?
I'm guessing stick - we've had a '13 auto for 3 months and not noticed that issue.
Dealer hasn't suggested turning the radio up a bit?
#83 of 87 Re: KIA RIO Transmission vibration [aert]
Jan 28, 2013 (10:37 pm)
More calls to KIA Motors America and still no resolution. 2013 Kia Rio has 6 Speed Manual Transmission Problems. Re: KIA Transmission Vibration in sixth gear. Kia Motors America Customer Service is Bad. I dont trust KIA Warranty. Very unhappy with my decision to buy the 2013 KIA Rio. A 2013 Kia Rio should Not Vibrate. Bad 2013 KIA Rio Transmission and this car is new!!! 2013 Kia Rio!!! The 2013 KIA Rio has design flaws. The 2013 KIA Rio Manual Six Speed Transmission has Design Flaws and Problems.Notice all these key words???They make internet search algorithms chew the information. This makes internet searches more effective. Im so mad about this purchase, So mad at how Bad KIA Motors America has treated me that I think its only fitting that I warn potential buyers of The 2013 KIA Rio that the 2013 KIA Rio has Transmission Problems. The automatic may be fine, but The 2013 KIA Rio has Transmission Problems. I am referring to The 2013 KIA Rio with The Six Speed Manual Transmission. The 2013 KIA Rio has a Transmission Problem. Why should a brand new 2013 KIA Rio Vibrate in sixth gear at 60/70? Kia Customer Service is Bad. I am very Unhappy with my 2013 KIA Rio.
Jan 28, 2013 (10:50 pm)
Advice for potential KIA Customers;
I buy a new KIA Rio. 2013. The car vibrates in sixth gear only, at only between 60 to 70. KIA Motors America Treats me like sh1%. Kia of Bedford treats me like sh1%. A month later, the car hasnt been fixed! I get no response from KIA of Bedford. I get no response from KIA Motors America. Advice....DONT BUY A KIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These people do NOT VALUE THEIR CUSTOMERS. For those of you that are happy little campers. You will get your opportunity to deal with these creeps as soon as you have a warranty issue. The warranty is useless. You will see.
#85 of 87 2013 Rio SX Auto - 1st Problem Already
Feb 18, 2013 (2:16 pm)
So my wife has had the car 12 days and it already left her stranded. I don't think she even has 500 miles on it yet. Nature of the problem - car won't shift out of park and has dash 'malfunction' light on. Had it towed to dealer after three hours of waiting in frigid, dark parking lot at night.
Dealership hasn't shown us much after sale love to up to this point. Sure they give us a loaner, one on empty. I asked for one WITH gas and they said just bring it back with what you started with. Thanks. Waiting till we have one more interaction and get the car back to give final report.
I'm not a Kia hater by any stretch - had a nice 07 Rondo EX and we loved it.....almost sorry we just didn't do the maintenance on it instead of trading.
More to follow.
#86 of 87 2013 Rio SX Auto - 1st Problem Follow Up
Mar 02, 2013 (7:33 am)
Dealer had car for two days and had to contact Kia Techline for support. Problem isolated to instrument cluster - disconnected and reconnected and problem cleared. Still waiting for plastic trim piece to replace one tow truck driver jimmied with screw driver to override the 'locked in park' interlock.
#87 of 87 Kuddos to Kia Corp
Apr 03, 2013 (11:29 am)
So although I was not blown away by Kia dealer's response to our issue we did recieve nice follow up from Kia corp. They reached out to my wife two times to ensure she was fixed and satisfied and even sent her a $50 debit card for her troubles. Feeling better now.