Kia Rio 2001

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Boston.com's view

Boston.com's view

By Bill Griffith on September 16, 2001

One of the common criticisms leveled at auto writers is: "Why do you always have to review the most expensive model of every car?" The answer is pretty simple. The manufacturers want us to see al... Read More
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The Detroit News's view

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on December 13, 2000

If you're a buyer whose limited budget has forced you to shop used-car lots for basic transportation, Kia hopes its Korean-built Rio, with a base price of $8,895, will get you into a Kia deal... Read More
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washingtonpost.com's view

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on December 3, 2000

The temptation is to say nice things about the sedan. But that would be wrong. The Rio is a bad little car. That's bad as in the use of the cheapest materials, such as the hard plastic fasci... Read More
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The Detroit News's view

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on August 16, 2000

That Korean automakers have a problem with brand image is clear even before we leave the airport to test the cheapest car in America. Limo driver Josh Keifer, 26, is holding a Kia Motors America s... Read More