2001 Kia Rio Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
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1 Review
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
3.0

2001 Kia Rio Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Kia Rio - Top 10

Gary
Grand Junction, Colorado
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
3.0
My Kia Rio fits me very well; it's tiny and cute. It runs great, and as far as mechanics goes, it's a champion. Mine is almost at 200,000 miles and running strong. As far as electronics and basic function? Not great. Three times in five years I've had to replace the multifunction switch, and the door latches are hellish. If they aren't stuck, they are just full-on busted.
Story
Moving across states with everything packed into this little tiny car. I had no A/C, two massive dogs, and a U-Haul trailer hooked to my tiny Kia. We were driving across the 110-degree desert, and it was so hot we were probably delirious.
Pros
Strong clutch, it's adorable, it runs like a champion! It cleans up really nicely! It will get you across the country for a steal of a deal and virtually nothing will go wrong on the way.
Cons
That darn multifunction switch and the other basic functions like A/C, door latches, locks, etc. Seems like every time I fix something, another thing breaks. But it's never serious like the tranny; it's always really simple stuff, like headlights or brakes.

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