2002 Kia Rio 4 door from North America
Fun and small.. Ugly and expensive
Fuel pump, though previously owner stated it had been done.
Timing belt replaced.
Clutch link leaking fluid.
Clutch assembly broke into pieces.
Lights turn off when right signal is turned on.
Hesitation while driving a steady speed, with pedal kicking back at you.
I just have no idea why it's much more expensive to fix Kia's than anything else I've driven. I'm disappointed that it takes $600 to replace a fuel pump, $700 for the clutch, another $180 for the clutch assembly.
At this point, I'm not buying a vehicle because it'll be cheap on gas, but something that would be much simpler to fix, and therefore, less expensive overall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2010
29th Nov 2010, 15:57
If your Kia Rio is even still alive after 8 years, it was one of the better ones made.
My friend had a Rio and it ended up at the junkyard pretty quickly, barely lasted 5 years.
These are disposable plastic garbage, very low shelf life!
Next time buy a real car, an older domestic one!
They are more reliable than the junk that is being produced these days.