Kia Rio Review from Sri Lanka

2002 Kia Rio LS 1.6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance34000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic


The plus points beat out its flaws


Well the left headlight needed replacing, and the brakes which had become rusty.

Note this car is cheap so it breaks easily.. u may notice cracks around the air conditioning dials.

Also at around 30,000 some air conditioning screws need replacing..

All cheap repairs.

General Comments:

Quite a good car.

Brilliant value for money.

I was thoroughly impressed at its performance, I own the hatch version and its acceleration is great not to mention its sharp turning circle.

The suspension is a bit creaky so you will hear a lot of road noise and the ride isn't that smooth.

Yet the practicality with the hatch specially is phenomenal, and with the performance and all the cool toys you get this car is great.

Did I mention the looks to..

You will have to look hard to find such a great practical car, the accent doesn't come close. To the hatch specially.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review