2012 Kia Rio
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Very reliable car that I've owned

by from Cleveland, OH on September 4, 2017

The car was everything I was looking for, it runs smooth nothing damaged runs good on gas. Very good
The car was everything I was looking for, it runs smooth nothing damaged runs good on gas. Very good
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Economic Beauty

by from Yuma, Arizona on August 31, 2017

This car was exactly what i was looking for! It's an incredible gas saver especially since i drive out of town a lot. The windshield is huge so when you lay all the way back on the passengers side, yo...
This car was exactly what i was looking for! It's an incredible gas saver especially since i drive out of town a lot. The windshield is huge so when you lay all the way back on the passengers side, you get a great view of the outside. This car was built to last and is so classy. Love this car inside and out!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Cheaply made

by from Pittsburgh on June 26, 2017

My car seems to be falling apart since the day I got it. Paint chipping for no reason,steering wheel Cover rubbing off, doesn't get correct gas mileage and I was told I can't be reimbursed because I m...
My car seems to be falling apart since the day I got it. Paint chipping for no reason,steering wheel Cover rubbing off, doesn't get correct gas mileage and I was told I can't be reimbursed because I missed the Date cut off
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car for New Teen Driver

by from on March 26, 2017

Car has a good rating, the size along with the basic features meet the need of my teen driver. She is very happy with the car and said its easy to drive. Great gas mileage
Car has a good rating, the size along with the basic features meet the need of my teen driver. She is very happy with the car and said its easy to drive. Great gas mileage
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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when carbon deposits acumulate, you'll see

by from on February 11, 2017

the car was great in the beginning, bought with 30k miles, but at the 50 something thousand miles due to carbon deposits started to ping (which solved with higher octane gasoline and/or forgetting eco...
the car was great in the beginning, bought with 30k miles, but at the 50 something thousand miles due to carbon deposits started to ping (which solved with higher octane gasoline and/or forgetting eco mode), lose power, uphill goes in lower gear ... at the dealership they treated it with techron, but that didn't solve the problem because, as gasoline direct injected, it has dry - air side where gasoline with additive couldn't go in order to clean it; what they id, is just prolonged the problem
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Does not recommend this car

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2012 Rio Fully Loaded

by from San Antonio, TX on June 30, 2014

I looked for a car that would give me great gas mileage and considered the Chevy Cruze but it didn't offer me what I wanted. I paid around $20K for this car, way above the normal asking price listed h...
I looked for a car that would give me great gas mileage and considered the Chevy Cruze but it didn't offer me what I wanted. I paid around $20K for this car, way above the normal asking price listed here but it came with every available upgrade except the heated seats which we really don't need in south Texas and I got the bumper to bumper extended warranty since I keep my cars for an average of 10 years. I have the backup camera, folding mirrors, UVO, heated rearview mirrors, trunk mat etc. etc. I have had 0 problems with this car. I was even able to get the dealer to reprogram the computer so my door locks don't automatically unlock when the car is put in park. We have a lot trains here in Texas and some of them are very long. I didn't feel comfortable having my doors unlock every time I put the car in park. Now the only time it unlocks is when I turn off the car. I always try to get a car color that everyone else isn't driving. I was very happy to get the car in chestnut. I later found that 2012 was the only year they offered that color so I won't see myself coming around every corner. If you can't tell, I love my Rio. We even got 42 miles to the gallon on the long drive back from Florida and that's the only time that has happened. It takes a long road with even starts and stops to get that so it isn't "usual". It normally sits around 30 between local and highway driving. I was pleased to find there were no recalls for this car with GM in the news so much lately. I would recommend a Kia to everyone!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Perfect automobile for me.

by from Williamsport, PA on August 23, 2012

Having owned a Kia Spectra, I find the Kia to be very dependable in all kinds of weather. I also like the interior design because of the comfort and having everything right at my fingertips. I can do ...
Having owned a Kia Spectra, I find the Kia to be very dependable in all kinds of weather. I also like the interior design because of the comfort and having everything right at my fingertips. I can do 90% of the functions necessary right on the steering wheel; the others are close to me on the dash. If I receive a phonecall on my cellphone while driving, I can answer it with a push of a button; there is no fumbling for the phone and holding it to talk. This is something all cars should have in them. I also like the backup camera because if there is anything in the way I can see it before I run over it and damage the undercarriage of the car. If I decide to purchase another vehicle in the years to come, it will be another Kia. The gas prices today dictate we need to find a vehicle which is good on gas; well the Kia is (42 miles to the gallon). I would recommend this car to anyone looking for something with style, economically good on gas, and very safe.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Pass the pump

by from Saint Charles missouri on July 3, 2012

I was looking for a car that was rated 40 plus miles per gallon i had looked at hondas and the new chevy cruz. They both had impressive mpg but man they wanted more out of these cars than i wanted to ...
I was looking for a car that was rated 40 plus miles per gallon i had looked at hondas and the new chevy cruz. They both had impressive mpg but man they wanted more out of these cars than i wanted to spend. i was chatting with a co-worker and he is the proud owner of a kia rio and he stated to me that he would not look at another car. his rio at the time had 135,00 and no mechinacal issues. He highly recomended kia. I pondered it for a bit and then went and test drove one and i thought it was ok so i bought a sliver SE with the 17inch wheels looked sharp. I was told that it would get upto 40 mpg so i filled it up and watched the mpg closly it started in the high 30's then i hit40 and after 2500 miles it got better i was getting mid to high 40's like 47 mpg. i am very impressed at this point then it got better after 8000 miles the best that i have received is 55.5 miles per gallon i know its had to believe but i have all gas reciepts and all records i have also pictures of the mpg counter on the car showing the same. This is a great car and for the money and the milage dont sell kia short i enjoy mine so way much.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Love my Rio

by from Brookville, IN on July 3, 2012

Of all the cars I have owned, this is the first car which really fits me. I am under 5' tall and have had difficulty in having clear vision and finding comfort in other cars. The small windows next to...
Of all the cars I have owned, this is the first car which really fits me. I am under 5' tall and have had difficulty in having clear vision and finding comfort in other cars. The small windows next to the windshield give me much better peripheral vision at crosswalks and 4 way stops, for example. I get compliments on the design of my car; it is peppy and gets great mileage. My only criticism is that the passenger seat is very low and cannot be raised, causing my passengers some discomfort. All in all, I am delighted with my Rio.
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Does recommend this car!!

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fits me like a glove

by from Malelane, Sout Africa on June 18, 2012

This is the first new car I have ever owned and it took a lot of consideration and research before I made the decision. I didn't even test drive her, but I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. ...
This is the first new car I have ever owned and it took a lot of consideration and research before I made the decision. I didn't even test drive her, but I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. She is somfortable and is the perfect car for me...sexy, stylish, comfortable and easy to handle. I love her!
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Does recommend this car!!

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