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Her name is Rio Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesCheap, reliable, comfy

DisadvantagesName, quality

"...that I tried our local Kia Garage. I took my boyfriend and had a look, my eye was immediately caught by the Rio they had on display, it was cheap, it was only two years old and it looked nice from all angles. I took the car for a test drive, the staff were wonderfully helpful. They simply gave me the keys and explained the indicators and wipers were on the other sides than the way I was used to in the Volvo. They put on the special plates and ..." Read review
26.08.2007

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review of the kia rio 1.3

AdvantagesPrice won't break the bank, reliable, good looking, large hatchback, economical, quiet, its quite sporty

Disadvantagesif you are tall there is not a lot of leg room between the rear and front seats, mine doesn't have air con

"...Kia's, technically mine is the Kia Carens and his is the Kia Rio (well on paper anyway), but it is me that drives the Kia Rio 1.3 - mine is in metallic blue. We initially brought it as ex demo mobile when it was 5mths old with only 2000miles on the clock, me being the hard business woman (from watching all these car programmes on tv with my hubby), negotiated the price down from just over £6399, down to £5,300 and they fitted my cd player in it ..." Read review
12.07.2005

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Community Level 1PinataQueen

PinataQueen

The Kia to budget motoring

AdvantagesCheap, huge boot, low tax and insurance bracket

DisadvantagesBasic model is low spec but you get what you pay for

"I bought the most basic Kia Rio 1.3 model in February 2002. Baby number two was on the way and I couldn’t continue pushing my old car to the side of the road 2 or 3 times a week. I looked at second hand cars but felt I would rather have a new car and the relative security that brings if something goes wrong in the early stages of ownership. With a very limited budget I decided on a Kia Rio. I have to say I was somewhat swayed by the speed the heater ..." Read review
25.08.2004

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A nice car with a couple of flaws

AdvantagesReliable, cheap to run, looks good

DisadvantagesBack seat too slanted, boot cover

"I once drove a Kia Rio as a courtesy car and really liked the car so when it came to buying a new car we decided to have a look to see if there was one out there within our price range. We found our car at a local second hand garage and paid £1400 for it on a 53 plate which I was really pleased with. The car is a 5 door hatchback with a 1.3 litre engine in metallic blue, the car is sleek to look at and although it has got some scratches which ..." Read review
21.06.2011

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Community Level 1teacherman...

teacherman123

Kia Rio 1.3 LE

AdvantagesVery good Value

DisadvantagesBoot cover

"...came across ownership of a Kia Rio sort of by accident. Lets explain what i mean. I suggested it to my Mum and Dad after they needed a newer car than the one they had. So they bought a Kia Rio. Sadly after 2 weeks of owning the brand new Kia, Mum passed away. Dad does not drive so didn't need the car. He tried to sell it back to Kia, who didn't want to know. One dealer even offered him £2,500 less than he had paid for it 2 weeks earlier. So ..." Read review
18.04.2005

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Community Level 1zetashadow

zetashadow

Never thought of Kia but wished i had 10 yrs ago

AdvantagesCheap to run, quality build, acres of room, high spec for money.

DisadvantagesRevs lower when air con turned on

"...manufacturers, i stumbled across a Kia dealership. The Rio caught my eye straight away with its striking lines. Not having any knowledge of the car or badge, i went in to see the salesman hesitantly. Most of my experiences with car salesmen have not been very good i.e pushy, wont let you go till they have had a sale and a good pint of your blood. The salesman was brilliant, he didnt presurise you, gave you time on your own and a good feel of the cars ..." Read review
23.08.2005

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Community Level 1TheBigJ

TheBigJ

Kia Rio 1.3

AdvantagesQuite up to date, lots of technology, bags of space

DisadvantagesHard seats and suspension

"The Kia Rio 1.3 is generally an all round good affordable family car, but as with most cars there is a few littlre floors with it. Firsty, the suspension on the car is a little too hard, whenever you drive over a speed bump or a pot hole, you absorb more of the shock than you should do, also in my opinion the suspension would be more suited to a car of a more sporty nature. The interior generally serves its purpose quite well, and on short to medium ..." Read review
08.08.2007

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Community Level 1spook.1

spook.1

reliable little monster

Advantagescheap to insure, features, low running costs, price

Disadvantagesdepreciation, service costs, road noise

"i have owned a rio 1.3 for over 1 year now. i have two children 6 & 3 and find packing in all there stuff quite easy, we have travelled to devon from paisley in scotland and on occassion to ireland. the car has performed admirally in every way. and the A/C a godsend at times although you do see a huge difference to your fuel consumption. around town the car is easy to manouvre and park making shopping easy. the nippy engine pulls nicely in all gears ..." Read review
30.07.2005

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Kia Rio 1.3LX

AdvantagesCheap, lots of standard features, huge boot.

DisadvantagesCheap to buy, therefore bad trade in

"We brought the Kia after looking at various secondhand cars. As it was new we were a bit skeptical, but it was zippy, and the standard features seemed excellent. We brought the LX version as it also came with electric windows front and back. The car has not given us any problems at all in the first year of ownership. Five can sit in comfort, with their entire luggage and a baby buggy in the boot. The 1.3 engine is enough to carry all that it can ..." Read review
26.01.2004

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Great used buy!

Advantagesroomy boot, easy to drive , fast enough, cheap to maintain, very reliable (since I bought 2 yrs ago)

Disadvantageshard seats & suspension & a bit noisy at speed.

"Bought mine over 2 years ago with 32k miles on clock for £2k less £400 trade-in for old banger. One of the best bargains I've ever had. I use mine for local drives (up to 30 miles) & never had a hiccup.Boot is cavernous (esp with back folded flat - can get 2 sets of golf clubs + trolleys in easily). Gets about 38 mpg which is ok for such a roomy car. It's a bit cramped in the back especially for 2 adults but ok for kids. I use it as a 2 or ..." Read review
05.05.2012

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Community Level 1elmwalk7

elmwalk7

Kia Rio 1.3 lx

AdvantagesFantastic value for money

Disadvantagesrear leg room

"I have the kia rio 1.3 lx, 04 model, I have to say I have loved owning this car, although not very fast initially, for a family run around it is excellent. I prefer the 04 model to the new version which seemingly has a smaller boot and I feel doesnt look quite as big or nice. A small draw back is the leg room in the back, but as it is my children who sit there, not too much of a problem. I feel it would be if it were adultsNice touches are the lumber ..." Read review
21.08.2007

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