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Kia present the Rio 1.3 LE 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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“Her name is Rio”

published 26/08/2007

Cheap, reliable, comfy

Name, quality

I started to take driving lessons as soon as I was seventeen. Unfortunately I had a accident which prevented me from continuing, I didn't have any lessons for a few months and then when I turned eighteen I decided to book my test. I failed my test first time, simply due to nerves, I passed on my...

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“review of the kia rio 1.3”

published 12/07/2005

Price won't break the bank, reliable, good looking...

if you are tall there is not a lot of leg room bet...

My husband and I have two 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...

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“The Kia to budget motoring”

published 25/08/2004

Cheap, huge boot, low tax and insurance bracket

Basic model is low spec but you get what you pay f...

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...

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Reliable, cheap to run, looks good

Back 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...

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Excellent

“Kia Rio 1.3 LE”

published 18/04/2005

Very good Value

Boot cover

Hi, I 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...

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Excellent

Cheap to run, quality build, acres of room, high s...

Revs lower when air con turned on

I had been looking around for a resonable sized family car between 5k and 6k. After searching for a while and being disappointed of what was on offer from other manufacturers, i stumbled across a Kia dealership. The Rio caught my eye straight away with its striking lines. Not having any knowledge...

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“Kia Rio 1.3”

published 08/08/2007

Quite up to date, lots of technology, bags of spac...

Hard 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...

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“reliable little monster”

published 30/07/2005

cheap to insure, features, low running costs, pric...

depreciation, 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...

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“Kia Rio 1.3LX”

published 26/01/2004

Cheap, lots of standard features, huge boot.

Cheap 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...

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Excellent

“Kia Rio 1.3 lx”

published 21/08/2007

Fantastic value for money

rear 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...

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“Great used buy!”

published 05/05/2012

roomy boot, easy to drive , fast enough, cheap to ...

hard 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...

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