2003 Kia Rio RXV from North America
Cheap, but comfortable, reliable car
This car is under-powered for it's size and weight. Because of underpowering, it shifts to a higher gear more often than it should.
The gas tank only holds 9 gallons - far too small.
Cruise control is not available on even the most expensive model available.
The doors seem poorly sealed causing leakage in wet or snowy weather.
I have now had my car for 7 months. It has provided reliable service on combined urban/rural usage.
Mileage is as claimed in brochures - no better - no worse.
Fuel tank should be enlarged to at least 12 gallons.
Because of the under-power, I anticipate premature wear on the transmission.
Poor sealing of doors will no doubt cause early rust conditions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2004