2001 Kia Rio User Reviews

2001 Kia Rio Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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PROS
"cheap car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"cost" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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iggyshadow writes:
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4

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no matter what the car looks like that motor wont give up

Cons

slow

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They Should Have Changed Its Back End It Looks Like A Space Ship — with mod muffler mod intake its slow but when upgrade the sound system is a A+ for me sounds like a Subaru and the handling is to die for. its when a senser goes out man its slow all well liove hate relationship i give this car 81 of 100

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
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Reliable transportation, easy to 'park, great fuel economy

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Cheap set of wheels, doors too light, unrefined 1.3 4 cylinder, hard plastic inside, don't feel really safe, red paint job

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...... — I've had this kia for over 12 years and only have 35000 miles on it, not joking, and it's so far very reliable. It's easy to park, and it's GREAT on fuel. However, I don't feel very safe and the engine is rather unrefined and works hard to pull the car around. I hope this will last till the next 12 years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Faisal writes:
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i love how it handles on the road

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the appearance sucks

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Makes A Great Rental — performance is O.K, great handling, looks ugly in the inside and out, very light, the price is cheap and the maintenance cost is cheap,I've been told it has a great fuel economy, it's fun to drive but not to own.

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Emily writes:
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its compact but still roomy enough to have more than two people in it

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people say its a pos because its a kia

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Its A Kia But Its The Best Thing And The Next Thing I Would Buy Again — performance- brakes excellent, slow on acceleration. consistent with times. handling- very good... build quality- ij havent had to fix anything on this, except the usual things oil change tires... i love driving my car its awesome great on gas and its good around town.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kalinga writes:
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economical

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Basic But Gd — nica car,very economical and basic performance.Just read other reports and agree what a great little value car a Rio is. A lot of so called road tests are very biased against Kia - most people can’t afford the expensive cars Clarkson crows over so as a Kia owner I would advise anyone to go and make their own mind up you wont be disappointed. The Magentis is a great value for the money car as well second-hand.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kenneth writes:
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Affordable car!

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Lack of power.

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2001 Kia Rio — I have a 2001 Kia Rio; it would be a great little car if it worked properly. It lacks power on take off but once you get going it works great. I'm not really keen on the color of the car but I'm very please with the aerodynamics. It's small body makes it easy on gas and it handles very well, even in the winter months.

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John writes:
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Cheap, Low Running Cost, Good for learner drivers

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It has attributes of $16000 (AUS) car.
Slow down for corners.

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Good For Learners, Everything You'd Expect From A Car In Its Price Range. — Looks infinitely better with Tint, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels and Xenon Lights. Plastic interior, things rattle sometimes. And can't expect too much performance from a car that cost $16000 (AUS).

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John writes:
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Cheap, Low Running Cost, Good for learner drivers

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It has attributes of AUS $16000 car.

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Good For Learners, Pretty Good For Its Price Range. — Looks infinitely better with Tint, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels and Xenon Lights. Plastic interior, things rattle sometimes. And can't expect too much performance from a car that cost AUS $16000.

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Jillo writes:
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Cheap, reliable, paid off

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I felt a little silly driving my bright yellow college car when I turned 30, so I traded him in. With gas prices up, I regret my decision sometimes.

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Perfect Student Car. — Nasty Color the Kia Rio was bright yellow, cheap, and reliable. I drove him from TX to NY and back with zero trouble. Cold A/C in the summer, warm heater in the winter, and a fantastic warranty. Kias are not "sexy." But having money leftover after making your payments is sexy.

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aajohnson1975 writes:
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Repairs are too pricey. You can't find parts at your local parts store. EVERYTHING is a "special order"  Too much hassle.

aajohnson1975
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Good Car But When It Breaks Down....it's A Nightmare!! — When the car is running...it runs great. When it breaks down...it's a nightmare!!

Owner for 1 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,500

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Kia Rio Reviews

Good Small Car By doerr906

This car is affordable, fun, and reliable. Good mileage. A good, all-around compact car. Zips around town very nicely, but lacks power and room, even for a small car. Still, would buy again and recomm... Read More

Average To Almost Good By Porsche931

I loved the look of the car, this is what drew mw to it, I did test drive one, but a short drive around the street is not like living with it day to day, the engine is harsh, unusual sounds from under... Read More

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2011 Kia Rio Reviews

Great Little Car Will Enjoy It For Years By Chris_Kia1

Great little gas saver so who could complain, but I think it needs a 6th gear. Engine seems to whine above 50, I haven't gone over 70 but for gas savings I shouldn't any way. Read More

It's A Lovely Car To Drive And It's White. By Tommy

Performance very good, acceleration,there when you want it,braking very sharp,handling,goes where you want it to go,built, very solid,No repairs needed,No squeaks or rattles, appearance, looks very st... Read More

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2009 Kia Rio Reviews

Very Likeable By esther178

excellent gas mileage and handles like a dream best car i have driven in a long time my new car has the look and feel of a more expensive vehicle Read More

Great Car By Courtney

gets graet gas mileage. It handles good. It is alittle bumpy but not to bad. So far I believe it was built good, but I have only had it fo four months. I think it is a fun car to drive. Read More

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2008 Kia Rio Reviews

An Excellent Vehicle For Getting Around Town Or Going On A Trip Is Even Better. By bobbyd154

I have saved over a zillion dollars on gasoline using this vehicle. I average 36 miles per gallon around town and recently, as well as when I first purchased it, I get an average of 42 mile per gallo... Read More

Great For Small Family By mrshenry

Fun, cute little car. Good for small family. Good gas mileage, handles well, even in snow. Has been reliable and hasn't had any problems. AUX port makes it easy to plug in my ipod and listen to some g... Read More

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2007 Kia Rio Reviews

Buy One Or Two Now By Courtney

very economical , massive boot , cold as air con , arm rest drivers seat , no squeaks or rattles after 60000 klms of driving has not broken down or let us down at all ,regular servicing and tires only... Read More

About My Kia Rio By Jude

Just that it never comes with alloy rims, leather interiors , loader cd player, etc....more like a corporate car...but has got every other simplicity of a car..With a little modifications on it, like ... Read More

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