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.

Kia rio timing belt

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Sep 2008

I favour following the maker's recommendation when it comes to maintenance. It might seem unnecessary expense when nothing wrong's, but better safe than sorry.

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Paintwork under attack

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Feb 2006

Your son should find somewhere to park where the birds can't leave their calling cards. If they do, it's important to clean off the deposits as soon as possible. He should keep a rag and some high-quality paint cleaner in his car so he can use it the first chance he has. Regular washing and polishing also helps keep up appearances.

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Fuel-injection best

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Apr 2004

FIRST to your last question. You will wonder why you haven't had fuel-injection before, it is so much better in all respects than a carburettor that you will love it. Your car will start without drama at all temperatures, will drive smoothly at all times, won't suffer from fuel vapourisation, will deliver better fuel economy and have more power. As for the Accent and Rio, I can't give you a definitive answer other than the Accent has a good reputation within the trade. The Rio isn't quite as well regarded. The feeling is that Kia is about where Hyundai was five years ago in build quality and reliability. I would favour the Hyundai, but don't have any major Kia objection.

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