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
Sounds like a clutch problem, it probably needs to be replaced. Take it to a mechanic and have it checked.
Tyre wear on Kia Rio
Thanks for the feedback. I know Nexen is poor but was not aware of the Kumho wear issue with Kia.
High tyre wear on a Rio
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.
Best second hand 5-door car for $8000?
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.
Replacing a Cruze?
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
Used Kia Rio review: 2000-2013
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Used Kia Rio review: 2011-2013
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2012 Kia Rio steering lock
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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