Kia Rio 2001

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
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
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
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