2001 Kia Rio from North America
The KIA RIO is a death trap on wheels
My Head gasket blew at 65,000 miles.
My wheel bearings went twice on the drivers side and three times on the passenger side.
My spindles went twice on the driver side in less that 3 months.
The seats are ruined, they fell apart.
The timing chain went and messed the car up worse than it was prior.
My seat belts in the back won't even come out on either side.
I can't go anywhere to get an oil change because they can't do it.
The car is not a reliable piece of transportation, to think I was going to put my two young children in that death trap.
Two weeks after I got the car it was already in the garage because my passenger side tire was leaning in.
In this car, you seriously feel like you are riding in a Flyer wagon on a rocky path, it is unbelievably uncomfortable.
The car didn't even come with a radio, I had to put one in myself.
I couldn't drive the car for more than 25 miles without letting it rest, if I didn't it would hesitate and not shift well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 2007
8th Feb 2007, 10:09
"I can't go anywhere to get an oil change because they can't do it."
--Where the heck in North America do you live and why is there an extreme shortage of auto technicians there?
"The car is not a reliable piece of transportation..."
--82,000 miles in two years of ownership sounds reliable to me.
"The car didn't even come with a radio, I had to put one in myself."
--You didn't notice that before you bought it?
"I couldn't drive the car for more than 25 miles without letting it rest..."
--Considering that you've averaged more than 100 miles per day since you've owned it, you must have more time on your hands than the rest of us.
"Dealer Service marks 2/10"
--You said that you couldn't find anyone who knows how to change the oil, yet you've been to the dealer.
Seriously, this review is highly suspect, if not just plain hilarious.
9th Feb 2007, 19:21
Lol. This review is absurd! OK, Kia's are junk, but this person contradicts themself at every turn. If they are trying to lower people's opinion of the car- there is no need to! Opinions on the Rio are usually negative anyway.