Kia Rio 1.5 CRDi Reviews

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★★★★★

“best car iv driven in years”

Written on: 28/03/2013

I bought my kia rio on 2005 at the kia dealership when they first came out I've got the petrol version 1.5 its a very good car I've had mine for 8 years and I've had to change the front CV joints twice.I like the comfort and the acceleration… Read Full Review

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“Shock absorber worry.”

Written on: 03/03/2013 by Jools13 (1 review written)

In three years had 4 new shock absorbers, a split inter cooler and a dry ignition lock and steering out of track. Shocks inter cooler and ignition all fixed under warranty but would not sort tracking under warranty. It drives well, has good acceleration, pulls well on hills and is fairly quiet when warmed. Its very nippy round town while being smooth and comfy on longer trips. Overall a decent little car… Read Full Review

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“Totally surprised about my little Rio!”

Written on: 08/08/2012 by jacrodrigues (1 review written)

I was looking for an economic diesel car back in 2010 when I bought my Rio. I had very low expections on it, i essencially bought it because it was cheaper than other brands small diesel cars. I bought it used and it had 30.000 km. It now has 140.000 km and not on single trouble it gave me. It never entered an auto repair shop actually, i do all the maintenance myself. The only part i had to replace on it where the window wipers! It is economic enough as far as fuel consumption: 4.8 L/100km… Read Full Review

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“An excellent car at an affordable price”

Written on: 22/07/2011

I bought my Kia Rio in 2008, as the cost of fuel was sky high and I was travelling almost 1,000 miles a month. I had been driving a 1800 petrol Mondeo so not only was I downsizing, I was also changing to a diesel for the very first time. I had looked at other diesel cars as fuel economy was my main reason for changing. Having driven a VW Bora TDI, which seemed extremely slow I was suprised at how the Kia Rio's diesel engine picks up and drives much more like a petrol engined car. I have… Read Full Review

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“Excellent all round powerful small car ”

Written on: 11/12/2009

Excellent all round powerful small car
Economical
Only one set back I have is that the rear axle is one piece
and would have great improvement to ride if this was independant suspension at the rear
My rio 3 Crdi is excellent for all conditions and must say it is value for the price
have owned citroens and >skoda fabia and this is better… Read Full Review

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“My last car? A Mercedes ML320!! "What a come down!"...”

Written on: 27/09/2009

My last car? A Mercedes ML320!! "What a come down!" people said. Not at all. Yeah, sure I miss my heated, electronically adjustable front seats, the louvred sunroof, the electronic folding wing mirrors and full leather interior....but not much. What I don't miss is the feeling if shame at driving around in such an environmentally unfriendly 3.2litre car! Or the money I've spent on fuel or the expense of the servicing etc.

ENTER THE KIA RIO 1.5 CDRi!

After looking to 'downsize' to a more… Read Full Review

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“Good value for money, but I'll be watching the wear on...”

Written on: 24/09/2007 by Betty1 (1 review written)

Good value for money, but I'll be watching the wear on my new tyres… Read Full Review

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Samtompisser's Response to Betty1's Review

Written on: 06/10/2009

I found this review very helpful because I have just bought a Rio 1.4 Chill and had heard about the tyre problem and wondered if Kia had sorted it by Sept. 2009....

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“Having owned the previous model Kia Rio, I found this...”

Written on: 27/10/2006 by RAY777 (2 reviews written)

Having owned the previous model Kia Rio, I found this Kia Rio 1.5 CRDi model to be a vast improvement all round. It drives well, the diesel engine responds well and the brakes are excellent. The ride is very comfortable for the vehicle size, and the cabin layout, controls, etc. All this helps to make driving the car enjoyable. The only downside for me is the fuel consumption, Kia quotes 60mpg but I can only manage 50-55mpg. I can live with that, far more good points than bad… Read Full Review

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