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2010 Kia Rio 1.4 Automatic

on Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:25 pm
So, this is an unassuming boring looking Kia which is pre-the nice looking ones you get now.

It's bland....not particularly popular...and doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary for the time.

However...yep...i liked it.

I've driven one of these before, but it was the 1.5 3 cylinder diesel 109bhp version - which was really, really good! It was a really smooth, punchy diesel engine, really nice to drive! Suprisingly so!

This wasn't as nice...but still....i liked it. Normal 4cyl 1.4 with i think 95bhp, and a normal automatic 5 speed box.

The auto was pretty decent. Smooth changes, kinda responsive enough if you factor in the usual 'delay' that happens.

Minuses - engine was a bit coarse at higher revs

Steering had a bit of an 'elastic' self centering feel.

Wipers and indicators were the other way around (SWMBOs Getz was like this)

Interior quite drab and grey. Solidly built though.

Bit of tyre/wind noise from the back ish. Probably just not great sound insulation.

Just like....i feel these are very much overlooked. I like the chassis on them! It's got a ...tight...point feel. I remember i felt the same about the diesel one. I dont think i would have been able to get decent mpg out of the diesel under normal driving as it was such a 'drive me quickly' engine, gearbox and chassis. The smoothness of the engine helped there.

Anyway, this petrol automatic wasn't as nice...but i'd still says it's a far better car to drive than anyone would imagine.
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Re: 2010 Kia Rio 1.4 Automatic

on Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:01 am
I am sure it's better to drive than I am imagining Laughing
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Re: 2010 Kia Rio 1.4 Automatic

on Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:13 am
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Re: 2010 Kia Rio 1.4 Automatic

on Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:36 am
Were those the estate looking things?

As a cheap run about I think they make sense, I would t want to do miles and miles behind the wheel of one though
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