Quickie Used Car Review – Kia Rio Sedan (2006-2011)
2006-2011 Kia Rio Sedan
The not bad: Ride will be comfortable, rev happy engine
The Bad: Simplistic Inside, absence of safety features
The Say: A basic car perfect for the lowly budget, nevertheless if you are willing to look beyond the badge.
Go For: 1.4 EX
Avoid: Ex-taxi units
cost Range: P240,000-P320,000
Our Rating: ***
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After the lackluster first generation product sold inside the earlier part of the decade, the second generation Rio today shares a platform with the Hyundai Accent which made things more better. While a hatchback was offered in which generation, which was dropped after a year due to slow sales.
If the first generation product was crude enough, which one enhanced a notch by offering higher than average reliability as well as also also decent driving experience. Only one engine option will be available, a 1.4 gasoline which does not carry any variable valve-timing technology nevertheless will be flexible enough at any situations. Ride quality will be biased towards comfort, especially which passengers get thick seats as standard.
Although hard plastics come standard, the Inside will be as basic as one can get especially which no airbags come present. Cabin space will be spacious enough for four people as well as also also going beyond could mean uncomfortable plus trunk space will be decent for the category. For those who are considering a 2010 as well as also also above unit, do take note which will be includes a reverse gear placed beside the first gear which may be daunting for first timers.
What Should I Get
Throughout selling life, the main variant could be the EX as well as also also which will be our choice especially which which will be fully kitted which includes the 93hp 1.4 engine, CD player, all power features, 60/40 fold rear seat, steel wheels, as well as also also which’s which. An automatic transmission option was added in late 2007 as initial versions were sold that has a manual. An update in October 2009 had a basic LX added inside the line-up which only retains power steering as well as also also an audio system plus you can get which in colour white as well as also also manual transmission. LX versions are differentiated by their black door handles as well as also also side mirrors, as opposed to the EX’s Centeng colored ones.
How Much could which Cost Me
Since which vehicle had its stint as a taxicab, parts availability will be tops as well as also also there are Korean parts specialist shops as an alternative to a dealer. Fuel consumption will be decent for the category with manuals being more efficient compared to their automatic counterparts. One thing to look are the stabilizer links, which will be a weak point of which vehicle.