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Outstanding and well built economy car by RB, Lenoir City TN on 07/31/2008. Trim: 2002 Kia Rio Sedan, Owned 4 years.
Pros: This is the best car I have ever owned. I have 162,000 miles on it and will be upgrading to a newer one soon. I had no repair issues until 130K, when I replaced the rear bearings ($115 p&L each), I replaced the gear shifter ($298 p&l) at 161K, and the speedometer reading failed recently. The car is comfortable, especially for its size for long trips, and it gets roughly 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, although I realize it is rated for less. I have previously owned 2 Corollas, 1 Civic, 2 Mirages, two Datsun B210s, and one Accord, but this is by far the best car of all of them!
Cons: The interior ratings pertain to the gear shift, which was replaced at 161K, the tape player, which failed at 152K, and the seat adjuster, which failed at approximately 122K. I still rated the interior at an 8, because it is my only car, I drive it all the time, and it seems like the car should have had more serious issues by now.
Overall review: Absolutely fantastic car, but I maintain it per the manual (except I change the oil every 3,000 miles) since I rely on it exclusively.
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