2004 Kia Rio RX-V 1.3 gasoline from Panama
Good family car
A/C clutch has failed twice in 3 years.
A/C fan burned out after 2 years.
Radiator fan wobbled after 2 years.
Two batteries in 3 years.
Slow response on the acceleration, but a stable ride.
Good room in the interior.
Added a radio CD head unit, a 1000 watt 4 channel amp, a 1 farad capacitor, and a 200 watt bazooka.
Take a look at my website.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2007
25th Mar 2008, 17:53
Its actually a 1.6, not a 1.3. How can someone own a car and not know the engine size? No wonder people get ripped off so badly at mechanics who take advantage of them.
Also do not expect your batteries to last that long when you are draining an incredible amount of power to cause noise pollution. 1000 watt amplifier? How many times have you drained the battery with that? A typical lead acid car battery can only stand being drained a few times.
And you cannot expect more acceleration out of a 1.6 L engine at just over 100 hp.
15th Nov 2010, 18:38
Actually, the car came with two engine sizes, a 1.6L DOHC motor, and a 1.3L SOHC motor. Also, along with the radio, I installed a 1000 CCA battery, which gives me 1 hour of radio time without worrying about starting the engine. If you knew more about audio systems, 1000 watts usually translates to 250 watts RMS to each of the speakers, which is not much, and gives the right balance to listen music clearly. I bought this car for economy, not speed or acceleration, so your point about the engine is moot at best.
6th Oct 2012, 20:42
Different countries had smaller motors.