Excellent value for money
I had a 1997 Hyundai Excel that I was using for work. It was difficult for me to drive long distance as I'm 6'4".
In the Rio I have heaps of leg room & head room.
I found the economy is good, but will improve as the Rio is broken in.
I found that the dealer was very helpful.
I bought a Rio LX green manual. I thought about the EX version, but decided against it as it really only gave me an arm rest, extra airbags & ABS brakes.
I had decided against the Rio, and maybe getting a Cerato or Hyundai i30, as the Rio has no cruise control option. The dealer advised me of an after market cruise that they can fit, which I did as well as tinting the windows. I found it works great; the car cruises at 60 - 100 kms easily. Better than the standard cruise control that my wife has on her Hyundai Elantra.
Overall very happy. Highly recommend anyone to buy a Rio or any Kia model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th January, 2009