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    Kia Rio Strike 1.5 DCi good deal ??

    I am thinking about buying a 2010 Kia Rio Strike 1.5 DCi @ £9700 - £2000 scrappage = £7700

    I can have the Rio 1 for £6800 but it only comes in white and doesn't have: air con, alloy wheels, central locking and other bits.

    I took a strike for a test drive and was most impressed with it.

    All Kia's come with 7 yr warranty, the car would cost me £175 p/m for 3 yrs then £3200 if I choose to keep it.

    What are peoples opinions??

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    It depends what you've driven before. If you've had a relatively modern higher powered European car then Kias seem crude and lacking in power. If you've had a Ka, Saxo etc then Kias are quite impressive.

    Cars are very subjective - if you like it and are not worried about street cred then buy it. You won't get a better new car for the same money.

    Original Poster

    I have been driving a 1999 Seat Cordoba 1.6 SX for the last year.

    The Kia seemed to be a lot of car for the money and the diesel engine seemed amazing.

    Original Poster

    cosmicdav3;7705888

    Cheaper at Perry's … Cheaper at Perry's http://www.perrys.co.uk/kia-rio-1.5-crdi-strike-5dr/new-and-delivery-mileage/offer-173425



    No its not, they don't take scrappage on that model :roll:

    kjbenja;7706041

    No its not, they don't take scrappage on that model :roll:



    Seems strange that one, from what I understand of the scheme dealers either choose to take part in it or not, if they are part of it they should offer it on all vehicles which meet the requirements for the government funding. Might be worth giving them a call, for the time it takes to call them you could potentially save a few quid - either that or take the print out of the advert from Perrys to the dealer you were originally going to and ask them to match the price?

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    Dont buy a Kia Rio - for the sole reason that they are carp

    dimebars;7707984

    Dont buy a Kia Rio - for the sole reason that they are carp



    Care to help us all by explaining further on exactly what is carp about them?

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    Inactive;7708351

    Care to help us all by explaining further on exactly what is carp about … Care to help us all by explaining further on exactly what is carp about them?



    where to start...........

    poor engines, poor build quality, poor residual value

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    dimebars;7740215

    where to start...........poor engines, poor build quality, poor residual … where to start...........poor engines, poor build quality, poor residual value



    Jeremy...... is that you?

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    guv;7740333

    Jeremy...... is that you?



    Ahhh the resident Kia expert............

    Kia C'eed - new style Kia

    Kia Rio - old style muck

    Surely it's the same base engine used by Renualt and Nissan for years.

    whatcar.com/car…2-5

    Average car at best.

    Adam2050;7746991

    Surely it's the same base engine used by Renualt and Nissan for … Surely it's the same base engine used by Renualt and Nissan for years.Average car at best.



    I somehow doubt it.

    Your link states " The Rio is one of the largest cars in its class and the punchy and frugal diesel models in particular are superb value. ":whistling:

    Inactive;7747045

    I somehow doubt it.Your link states " The Rio is one of the largest cars … I somehow doubt it.Your link states " The Rio is one of the largest cars in its class and the punchy and frugal diesel models in particular are superb value. ":whistling:



    Yep, I didn't write the review :thinking:

    What do you doubt?

    dimebars;7740215

    where to start...........poor engines, poor build quality, poor residual … where to start...........poor engines, poor build quality, poor residual value



    7 year warranty and poor build quality don't seem to add up?

    You have driven one I assume.?

    Adam2050;7747063

    Yep, I didn't write the review :thinking:What do you doubt?



    Can you not read?, I quoted your post.

    Renault Nissan engines.

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    Inactive;7747067

    7 year warranty and poor build quality don't seem to add up?You have … 7 year warranty and poor build quality don't seem to add up?You have driven one I assume.?



    unfortunately yes

    Inactive;7747077

    Can you not read?, I quoted your post.Renault Nissan engines.



    Ouch hostile. I take it your an owner who seems to be defending this. My grandfather has a Hyuandi old Getz. 7 Years old not had one fault, but the interior isn't amazing from the same region.

    Can't find anything regarding who makes the current ones, past engines were made by Suzuki/GM.

    Surely it's a close match without the modern turbo/intercooler from the european cars or again it could be similar in power output.

    Kia is part of the Hyundai Group of companies, years ago they had links with Mazda, however they are now a huge and independent company.

    I do not own a Kia, I have driven most of their model range.

    I note that none of the big car makers like VW, Renault, Citroen, Fiat etc. have made any attempt to follow the Kia and Hyundai long warranties, that speaks volumes.

    Inactive;7747235

    Kia is part of the Hyundai Group of companies, years ago they had links … Kia is part of the Hyundai Group of companies, years ago they had links with Mazda, however they are now a huge and independent company.I do not own a Kia, I have driven most of their model range.I note that none of the big car makers like VW, Renault, Citroen, Fiat etc. have made any attempt to follow the Kia and Hyundai long warranties, that speaks volumes.



    I agree I myself have looked into cars like these because of the warranty but just don't like the feel of the cars atm only one I liked as a bit of fun was the old getz.

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    dimebars;7746936

    Ahhh the resident Kia expert............



    I think you are mistaken. I'm just an expert.:thumbsup:

    Kia C'eed - new style KiaKia Rio - old style muck



    A C'eed and Rio are different cars. No wonder you're confused.

    In equivalent terms from Hyundai, you are comparing an i20 to a i30. Seems a rather odd thing to do tbh.

    Adam2050;7747261

    I agree I myself have looked into cars like these because of the warranty … I agree I myself have looked into cars like these because of the warranty but just don't like the feel of the cars atm only one I liked as a bit of fun was the old getz.



    Have a test drive in the Kia C'eed / Hyundai i30 ( effectively the same car ), I think you would be impressed, I was.;-)

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    Inactive;7747644

    Have a test drive in the Kia C'eed / Hyundai i30 ( effectively the same … Have a test drive in the Kia C'eed / Hyundai i30 ( effectively the same car ), I think you would be impressed, I was.;-)



    I own a i30 1.6CRDi Premium which I had delivered on the 21 October last year. 2 days later, I ordered an i20 for the missus (equivalent of this car), which I'm taking delivery of on the 1 March. i think the length of time I've had to wait, speaks volumes.

    The Kia cars are not as high spec as the Hyundai's, but the basics are the same. They have upped the anti, but they are no longer cheap cars to be sneered at. (You'll always get those who will that haven't a clue, but that's life I guess.)

    On the downside, the prices of these cars have rocketed. When I was originally looking to buy the i20 for the missus (5 door, 1.4 comfort) it was £6,950 under the scrappage scheme in June. July 1st saw it hiked to £7,400 and 8th August to £7,700, which is the price I'm paying. Since then, they've upped the price by a further £400 in Novemeber, followed by another £200 odd quid from the VAT increase. The only reason this has happened and the cars continue to sell is they are still bloody good value and good cars, period.
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