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#42 of 87 Re: Just bought a Kia Rio Cinco Wagon [gilbynziggy]
May 16, 2006 (11:27 am)
What sells Kia (at least for me when I bought my 2004 Rio Cinco)is the 10/100,00 mile warrenty. I have yet had a need to use it at 32,000 miles. I agree about the black molding...on mine it's body colored. I wonder if it could be painted.
I have to admit I am attracted to the 2007 styling of the Aveo...but that center dash display has got to go. The Yaris is not for me period.
#43 of 87 Re: Just bought a Kia Rio Cinco Wagon [chuck1959]
May 16, 2006 (5:03 pm)
if you were to paint the black plastic cladding it would be out of pocket. i believe the rio cinco never had any black cladding. however, there are no trim options currently available to rid the rio5 of the cladding.
and a heads up on the warranty, in case you ever upgrade, or get another kia, the full 10-year/100,000 mile deal is only if you buy the car straight up brand new. it isn't transferable. also, that is the same warranty hyundai offers (because it is their warranty originally; kia started with only a 3-year/30,000 mile, remember the sephia and first generation sportage? kia only offered that when it was bought out by hyundai).
non-transferable warranties, may only be if it is bought used at a dealership, it might be different if from a private owner. and vice versa. however! Suzuki has a fully transferable warranty at 7-year/70,000 miles, and isuzu i think is at 9-year/90,000, again fully transferable regardless of how many owners.
a couple of my friends were trapped with only the original 36,000 mile/3-year warranty when they bought a sedona and an amanti both at less than 20,000 miles and only one owner.
#44 of 87 Re: Just bought a Kia Rio Cinco Wagon [gilbynziggy]
May 21, 2006 (9:25 pm)
if you were to paint the black plastic cladding it would be out of pocket.
Yes, I know it would be out of pocket. When I first saw it on the '06 I was wondering what were they thinking!
the full 10-year/100,000 mile deal is only if you buy the car straight up brand new. it isn't transferable
The full warrenty is not transferable. However the REMAINDER or the 10/100,000 is. I am sure about this as my mom bought a low mileage '05 Rio sedan and it was transferred.
#45 of 87 Re: Just bought a Kia Rio Cinco Wagon [chuck1959]
Jun 28, 2006 (2:37 pm)
Only the 5/60,000 Limited Basic is transferable. I am a Kia Salesman and thats the only warranty that is transferable.
#46 of 87 Re: Just bought a Kia Rio Cinco Wagon [srubio]
Jun 28, 2006 (3:03 pm)
When I saw your post I called and talked to the owner of my Kia dealer and he disagrees with you. He said it's a common mistake among salesmen.
Aug 17, 2006 (1:04 pm)
I just bought a rio5, and I just love this little car. Drives nice and easy. I have only had it two weeks and haven't had a chance to try it out during bad weather.
#48 of 87 Re: new rio5 [cinmeg5]
Aug 20, 2006 (1:26 pm)
my kia went in 3 foot of water in march but poor Chevrolet camaro got push by the cop car cause it went in it and it got stuck
#49 of 87 2006 Kia Rio Lemon
Jan 11, 2007 (9:04 pm)
Has anyone else had a lot of mechanical problems with an 06 Kia Rio? I've had mine in the shop nonstop for various reasons: transmission, the power cuts out while driving, power steering, etc. The worst car dealer in the world, Jerry Smith Kia in Skagit and Whatcom county, WA, refuses to work on it anymore. They have yet to take any responsibilty for a poorly made car. I'm hoping that if other have had similar problems, we can work together to get Kia to take responsibility.
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#51 of 87 2006 rio lx
Jun 08, 2008 (6:28 am)
Had mine for just over a year, totally reliable and economical. Changed to Castrol Syntec oil recently. On starting up with Syntec I thought the engine had stalled.....it was so quiet. I turned the key and heard the starter pinion clatter against the ring gear as the engine was already running....I should have checked the tachometer. Changed the cabin air filter at 10000 miles.....it's behind the glove box and even my local dealer did'nt know it was there! They had a problem getting it as the part number in their system was incorrect. Only gripe....no Diesel version available in the U.S. The Diesel is awesome.....look it up on Yahoo.co.uk.