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Posted bysphincter
Posted on12/16/04 12:45 PM



I know two people who have bought Rios. One bought new, one bought used. In both cases, the cars were utter crap. They broke down regularly, servicing was so-so at best (and this from two separate dealers), and things like switchgear had a habit of breaking. They also have zero resale on the used market.

If you want to go Japanese (yeah, Kias are Korean, I know), look into Subarus. They tend to be overlooked, but are good cars (in fact, they're the only Japanese car I've ever owned or would own) and are very affordable on the used market.

Also check JD Power's reviews before buying. They're not going to sell you like a test drive will, but at least it gives you some idea of what you're potentially getting into.



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*Just got 30 days unlimited Carfax access  itchyNADZ12/15/04 07:37 PM
.*Here's the car I'm looking at  itchyNADZ12/15/04 10:44 PM
..*Free Rios  Ryu_Saotome12/20/04 06:24 PM
...Avoid these like the plague  sphincter12/16/04 12:45 PM
...*Re: Avoid these like the plague  wildcat12/16/04 03:48 PM
....*Re: Avoid these like the plague  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 04:02 PM
.....*Actually, it's only got 12 kmi, not 120 kmi *nt* Starting at under $10k new  wildcat12/16/04 04:19 PM
......*Oh... hmmm NT  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 04:33 PM
.......*Mileage is irrelevant...  sphincter12/16/04 07:13 PM
........*That's not true  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 08:21 PM
.........*Re: That's not true  sphincter12/16/04 08:49 PM
..........*Kias have a 10 yr/100 kmi powertrain warranty *nt* Can't say as to the rest  wildcat12/17/04 10:21 AM
...........*Re:   Ryu_Saotome12/17/04 06:23 PM
...........*Would you rather have...  ZeroKnightRaiden12/17/04 02:31 PM
............*True  wildcat12/17/04 02:59 PM
..*ehh... NT .................  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 01:11 AM
...*better than the alternatives. [nt]  Joffeman12/16/04 01:17 AM
....*No nt  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 01:31 AM
..*Well it should get good gas mileage, heh. -nt-  SatsuNoHiTo12/15/04 10:57 PM
...*mid 20/low 30 city/hwy  wildcat12/16/04 04:01 PM
....*For an econo car?  Ryu_Saotome12/16/04 04:14 PM
.....*Yup  wildcat12/16/04 04:44 PM
.*Run this VIN: JT2JA82J0P0001402 -nt-  SatsuNoHiTo12/15/04 07:54 PM
..*1993...  sphincter12/15/04 08:47 PM
..*That's "Please Mr. Nadz, run this number"  itchyNADZ12/15/04 08:30 PM
...*That's BS! That car was trashed, heh. -nt- THANK YOU SIR!  SatsuNoHiTo12/15/04 08:39 PM
....*Heh -nT- just reporting what CarFax returns  itchyNADZ12/15/04 10:39 PM