New 2019 Kia Rio diesel K1, only diesel variant available in Ireland. A serious drop in standards with this car the third Rio I have owned. Poor quality components are obvious from first sight of the car, even the carpets are of very poor grade. Window winders on the rear windows are of shockingly poor quality, all the other Rio's I have owned had electric windows in the rear. The plastic finishes in the front of the car are a throw back to the seventies even with the 7" touch screen thrown into the centre! The glove box is so small that even the manuals and service record folder don't fit into it! The boot is tiny, even smaller than the older models. More road noise too than the older variants, too soon to judge fuel and economy figures but look similar to the previous models. No air-con in this variant either despite the increase in price over previous versions. The upholstery looks quite good but the material is of poor quality and is unlikely to last the test of time. Looks like Kia are not designing the car to last any longer than the 7 year 150k km warranty. Already regretting the purchase of this car and I expect it will be my last Kia Rio!!!
It’s a car of it’s own you can’t compare with any car it’s a saab I have 2008 and 2003 but these are real cars if the creator of heaven and earth can give them the best investors oooohhh boy I’ll be flyinf
Shocking on disel 550km on full tank of disel on city driving advertising 1216km
My very favorite car. My a silver Brabus. You need to drive it to feel it. Also great for advertising! Real head turner! Cheap tax & Insurance, Low MPG. What else would you ask for if you don't need the space.
Great workhorse, a tried and tested heavy duty SUV but they have been known to be prone to costly injector problems and overheating.
Refined and luxurious. Powerful and economical with hassle free motoring. Best car I've owned.
The Car needs a service. It also needs an alternator and a boot lock and door lock. It has 80,000miles on the clock has a new battery and started and drove after lying idle for some time
Lovely drive, I've had it from new. Its regularly serviced.
I have a 171 transit custom crew cab 21200klm it’s heading in for its I think 4th oil change in 12 months I was told by ford Ireland it is not suitable for city driving because of dpf getting blocked all my work is city based but I drive it for 40 minuets on motorway twice a week to burn of soot in dpf very disappointed with my purchase 36000€
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