2000 Kia Rio LX 1.5 from Spain
At the price an excellent all rounder,
So far nothing has gone wrong.
For a car in this price range the engine is surprisingly gutsy and very willing, especially on the narrow roads of central Spain. Motorway cruising is effortless at the legal limit (125 kph).
The ride is firm and the seating is comfortable and supportive. On a return journey to the UK, a total of 4000 km, one was surprisingly fresh at the end of each day's driving.
The car is a genuine compact 5 seater with ample room for luggage.
The car copes with all of Spanish and European driving conditions, including unsurfaced and cobbled roads. Obviously speed must be adjusted accordingly!
During the year, the car is left idle for up to 2 months at a time and on return, so far, has not failed to start first time. Say no more!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2002