2008 Kia Rio User Reviews

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Users ranked 2008 Kia Rio against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2008 Kia Rio Review
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    5
    Owned 5 speed manual overdrive transmission. Great car but only bad thing is the clutch/manual transmission goes out early. Very expensive to fix - $1K.
    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Aveo better.
    "Sweeter look."
    Would Buy Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Aveo worse.
    "More leg room in the Aveo but Kia Rio more reliable."
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    2008 Kia Rio Base Review
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    35

    An Excellent Vehicle For Getting Around Town Or Going On A Trip Is Even Better. — 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 gallon right now. That is going a speed of approx. 68 mph. Getting up around 73 mpg, you lose some gas mileage. It is the vehicle to drive for gas savings. The trunk is large enough for plenty of luggage if you don't have three kids or more. I have used it to transport two folding bicycles and they fit very good.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The gas mileage is the best around.  For the year it was made, it can't be beat.  Just an all around good dependable vehicle with no problems at all.

    Cons: The back seats are a bit small for larger people.

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    2008 Kia Rio Rio5 LX Review
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    Great For Small Family — 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 great music. Not a bad sound system for a little car either :-)

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: awesome gas mileage, reliable

    Cons: small backseat can't fit 3 carseats

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    2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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    I Love It! — Performance: not bad for a 4 banger, and the handling is amazing Build Quality: no repairs needed so far and it only rattles when i go REALLY fast Appearance: exterior is very pretty once i got rid of the pinstriping, interior has very cool red and black cloth seats Cost of ownership: great gas mileage--average about 30, no maintenance Fun Factor: for being a little four cylinder, it is very fun to drive because of its small size and excellent handling

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling and gas mileage

    Cons: Nothing

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    Great Car — it is a good car with excellent gas mileage its silver it is an awesome 1-2 person car good monthly payments the only down side to mine is no power windows or locks butt i is a great car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good gas mileage and an eccellent car

    Cons: fpr mine no power windows or locks

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    2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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    4 Out Of 5 Stars — Performance - very good accel., (standard), smooth ride at high speeds Build Quality - pretty good for a car Appearance - smooth and something you wouldn't expect Cost of Ownership - rough about 250-300 miles per fill up Fun Factor -veyr fun and smooth vehicle to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good accel. for a wagon

    Cons: small gas tank

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    2008 Kia Rio Rio5 SX Review
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    My Point Of View — Performance - moderated pickup & brake. Excellent handling. Build - Quiet & stability comparable with Honda, Toyota. Appearance - Interior is spacious with 2-tones effect, exterioris what make me decide to buy it. Cost - Budget to buy but petrol is a little heavy on the pocket. Overall, its a friendly car with a healthy power to petrol ratio. Feels like a continental to drive, steady & stable.

    Pros: The good looks & stability.

    Cons: I could use more power.

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    2008 Kia Rio LX Review
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    45

    Dont Ever Get In A Rollover Accident In A Kia Rio — I liked the way it looked and the monthly payments were good..Drove it 6000kms from Nova Scotia to Alberta and it was pretty comfortable..The overall price wasnt as good as I thought it would be and the resale value isnt the best but the worst thing about the Kia Rio is pray that you dont get side swipped while turning on a green light and rolling your car a few times because when I did it I almost died and the worst part is none of the airbags went off!!and they say 5star safety rating no wayyy...Even tho it has airbags in the 4 doors,wheel and dash..none went off until the tow truck flipped it back on its wheels....total write off:/

    Pros: Monthly price,Gas,Interior,style

    Cons: Airbags,Cost of parts,no rental car when you get in accident or if you car is gettin fixed

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    It"s Great!! — Great on Gas! Acceleration okay, car seems fine!!

    Pros: GREAT ON GAS!!!

    Cons: Small trunk space.

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    2008 Kia Rio LX Review
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    Kia Rio — Such a nice car with a reasonable price, it is indeed fast, powerful, economic with great handling and comfort, comparing the size of the car and the size of the engine, it is a great car, I really adore this car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: engine, brakes, steering

    Cons: tire and rims

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Kia Rio Reviews

    Very Simple And Efficient By Admkw

    It meets all my needs, never disappoints me. Saves me a lot of money on gas cost considering how far I how to drive to work, and I also share this car with my spouse. It's not the most comfortable for... Read More

    2012 Kia Rio Reviews

    Overall Rating By sldziada

    I've had the car for about 2 years now...I bought it used in 2013...it was a year old at the time with 12,000 miles on it. The Pros are great and honest (see aforementioned)...but the only scary issue... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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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