19th Aug 2004, 08:39

Hi, I live in North Carolina, and I own a 2001 Kia Rio... ready to give it back to dealership... have lots of problems with it, and warranty has expired... North Carolina has a DOT site that I can find complaints about my car as well as recall information... I am not sure what state you live in, but I think it would be worth checking it out... I went online and found that NC has its own DOT website where I was able to check out complaints about my car, as well as recall information... if you have a computer, or know someone who has one, go online and type in the search bar: DOT Dept and type in your state, and see what you can find... or type in "vehicle recalls" on your search bar and it will direct you to websites that can help you out... good luck in your dealings with Kia...

17th Oct 2005, 02:39

I lease a 2004 Kia Rio RXV. I love it. Its so cheap. When you are buying a car like this you have to remember that you get what you pay for. Cars are not an investment, especially when they are cheap in the first place. I think of my car as disposable. I leased it for $0 down, 5yrs, my monthly payment is less than $300. In 36 months when my lease is up, I'll just give the car back and get another one. My Kia has 53,000 km's on it already and I have never had any issues with it, except a small rust bubble on the hood. When I go shopping at Ikea I don't think twice about buying large items, just fold down the seats and you'd be surprised what you can fit in the back. (1 large dresser already assembled from AS IS and 1 packaged.) Haven't had to leave anything by the curb yet. My Kia has been driven from Canada to Florida twice already. The Kia can comfortably fit three girls and all of our snowboarding gear to go up to the ski hill every weekend in the winter. The thing is if you are buying a Kia and expecting it to perform like a Mercedes, forget it, its not for you. It small, its cheap, its disposable.

9th Mar 2008, 18:22

Look, frankly a car IS an investment. Unfortunately, Kia is an exceptionally poor investment.