Pros: "Great gas and good handling in extreme weather."
Cons: "Too small for families"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I loved my little Rio. I bought it when I was single and going to college and diving all over the city and out laying areas. The gas mileage was incredible and super cheap to fill. It was a little beast in the snow too. The only problems I had with it were both front door handles broke, which is apparently an issue with this make and model. It also is not very family friendly as the car is really a compact, regardless of what the title lists it as, so when I got married and started a family, we very quickly outgrew the size."
"good looking car, inside & out, no pictures to add at this time, great gas mileage, a/c works great, bought approximately 2 months ago, not adapting well to the lack of the power steering option & shifting, years ago, no problem. I have bad shoulders & right elbow, the more I drive the car, the more pain I'm in. I need a 4cyl, automatic."
Cons: "Only thing I'd change would be to have air!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car new...no frills...needed dependable transportation ....this car has been fantastic! Has never given me trouble, never broken down, always starts, very good on gas...I've spent a little over $1000.00 in 14 years of ownership to replace timing belt, boots, etc....never wore out just as precaution....I've changed oil approx every 3000 miles.....great transportation car! AAA told me they've never had a call for a Kia! I wouldn't be getting rid of it but have a new grandchild and need air conditioning and more airbags.....I will buy another Kia!"
"I don't think I will ever buy a Kia again. This car has been nothing but trouble. It hasn't even reached 100,000 miles and the engine is failing. The car shakes all the time. It does not like to accelerate which is a big problem when I try to drive on the interstate. I have to constantly take it to a shop to get it fixed. Plus I hate the manual locks and windows! Overall a terrible car!"
"This vehicle has been nothing but problems, especially with it's transmission. Of the year and a half I've owned it, I've only been able to drive it for half of that time, maximum. The rest it's been in the shop, being repaired. It's an extremely cheap vehicle, not even including cruise control. I was honestly surprised it had electric windows, probably the car's best feature. If you're on a budget and looking for a car that will at least work, this isn't it. I have a used 2005 Rio, but with my experience, I'm scared to try a new one."