Kia Rio Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Rio reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

2002 Kia Rio clutch problem

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jun 2015

Sounds like a clutch problem, it probably needs to be replaced. Take it to a mechanic and have it checked.

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Tyre wear on Kia Rio

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Mar 2015

Thanks for the feedback. I know Nexen is poor but was not aware of the Kumho wear issue with Kia.

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High tyre wear on a Rio

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Mar 2015

It's likely to have Nexen tyres, which are the poorest of the Korean tyres we have tested. In that case, the wear is down to poor quality tyres. You will get nowhere with Kia as tyres are always wear-and-tear items and outside warranty.

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Small reliable car options

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Dec 2014

The two new arrivals this year, the Mazda2 and Jazz, both get The Tick from me. The Jazz is better value in the basic car and the Mazda rival has a more substantial feel. Go for the Honda.

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Best second hand 5-door car for $8000?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Nov 2014

You could look at all small models from the mainstream carmakers, like Mazda, and you won’t go wrong. The Mazda2 is a good choice, but you could also look at the Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 and Kia Rio.

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Replacing a Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2014

I would go for an i30. It's a former Carsguide Car of the Year and you will get a car with the remainder of the five-year warranty

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2012 Kia Rio steering lock

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Nov 2013

You clearly don't trust the dealer, so you could contact Kia and ask them to have one of their technical representatives check the car over for you to assure you that it has been fixed. That could be difficult given that the case is now before the consumer affairs tribunal, so it's perhaps best in the circumstances that you either borrow a car or hire one until the case is settled.

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