2011 Kia Rio 1.3 petrol from Oman


Surprisingly reliable budget runabout


A/C needed to be re-gassed.

That's it!

General Comments:

I hired this car for 8 months whilst working in Muscat as an ex-pat. I was disappointed when they showed up with a Kia, as I had asked for a Toyota Yaris. I was waiting for problems, and they simply did not happen. I have spoke with other people driving them, and they were genuinely surprised too.

It is not fuel efficient - high revving engine - sometimes it selects the wrong gear. Not a great motorway car, but for city use it's very maneuverable, easy to park, good visibility, quite comfortable, easily fits 5 men (I work in construction) and pretty much ran like clockwork.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2012