"I bought this car brand new in 2010 and have had zero problems. The mileage is actually getting better as it ages. I'm 6'2" and the drivers seat is extremely comfortable. For the money it is one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned."
"I bought my 2006 Kia Rio used in 2013 with around 80,000 miles. So, I've owned it for 3 years and put in about 40,000 miles on it. I have had no problems with this compact car. All I have done is regular maintenance: replacing spark plugs and timing belt. I am very happy with the reliability and quality of this car. Also I have driven this car from coast to coast a few times. I live in Texas but have driven this car to Savannah, Georgia three times and to LA once. I have driven this car to NJ to visit my sister and back also. This car has gone through a lot of driving but there is no showing of wearing or problems on the horizon. The only downside is lack of ride comfort. But you can't expect that from a compact car so I will accept that shortcoming."
"I bought this car several years ago and head a constant headache from the moment I drove it out of the lot. All the bearings went, recalls on parts, brake issues, the timing belt, electrical issues, fuses blown, you name it! Every other week I had to replace a bulb on a turning signal or brake light. The cloth ceiling started falling down and the brake sensor started going at 60k. Any little things like buttons or clips made from cheap plastic will break. The entire setup is cramped and uncomfortable and made of cheap light-colored cloth that stains easily. Any money you think you're saving on this "value" of a car will be dumped into this black hole of an investment no matter how well you think you "maintain your vehicles". I dropped 6K (at least) on the constant minor repairs on this cheap plastic car in the first two years of ownership alone. I was lucky anyone even gave me any money for it when I sold it last year since Kias violently devalue. Get a Toyota and save yourself the hassle. I know I did."
Cons: "minor scratches, normal wear inside but clean"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Only 21,186 miles. Brand new tires, alignment, outside dings and minor scratches from shopping carts that users don't put in their proper location, minor squirrel skids (have repaired most of them), front & rear camera black boxes, minimal inside wear, no visible rust, undercoating maintain by owner, maintenance every 5,000 miles (uses synthetic oil)and best spark plugs installed, new air filter."
"Had timing belt replaced at about 70,000 miles. One spark plug coil went bad at 80,000, so I replaced the spark plugs at that time also.
Only other issue was the condensation drain for the A/C plugged up, resulting in wet carpet on right side floor. Pretty simple fix.
Really, excellent transportation for the money."
"It's an ok car... She gets great gas mileage. I can drive from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake on one $27 tank of gas. Don't even try getting up any kind of incline without getting significant momentum or you'll be in 4th gear going 15mph. If you live in a flat city and never plan on leaving, this car is ok. For anyone who even has a steep driveway..... keep looking."