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    Hi all, need some advice in buying a new car.. I have just got a new job and after owning 4 cars that were all 10 years old or older I have decided I want to get a brand new one...

    At the moment Im looking at a Kia Rio
    kia.co.uk/New…spx

    With the 'Kia' Scrappage scheme the basic model can be bought for £6000
    This comes with a 7 year warranty (which is 7 years on pretty much everything!)

    Can anyone suggest anything else...? Or incourage me or put me off?? 6-7k is pretty much my budget.. I realise that wont get me alot of new car

    Cheers

    18 Comments

    Better of going for a german or japanese car i.e honda civc, vw golf mk5 with that sort of money. Wont be brand new but certainly better than a kia!

    my old dears got one, not a bad little car, build quality ok,quite a nice drive if a little .....erm boring?


    Had it about a year and no problems at all

    MarzBarz;8152494

    Better of going for a german or japanese car i.e honda civc, vw golf mk5 … Better of going for a german or japanese car i.e honda civc, vw golf mk5 with that sort of money. Wont be brand new but certainly better than a kia!



    unless you want a car with working brakes

    Original Poster

    its the 7 year warrenty that interests me.. pretty much dont have to worry about paying for repairs etc etc... do any other car companies offer that long?

    DAMNOME;8152506

    unless you want a car with working brakes



    They made a vital mistake but usually toyotas are spot on! , tell me how many Toyotas you see in the UK in the hard shoulder lane.

    chrisharry12345;8152507

    its the 7 year warrenty that interests me.. pretty much dont have to … its the 7 year warrenty that interests me.. pretty much dont have to worry about paying for repairs etc etc... do any other car companies offer that long?



    Hmm on that side yep the 7 year warranty is good.

    MarzBarz;8152522

    They made a vital mistake but usually toyotas are spot on! , tell me how … They made a vital mistake but usually toyotas are spot on! , tell me how many Toyotas you see in the UK in the hard shoulder lane.



    Honda have the same mistake in America at the moment too

    Seems all car makers are loosing their rep these days and the new boys are gaining ground fast

    DAMNOME;8152543

    Honda have the same mistake in America at the moment tooSeems all car … Honda have the same mistake in America at the moment tooSeems all car makers are loosing their rep these days and the new boys are gaining ground fast



    We live in the UK :-D. I dont like the look of most hondas now apart from the Accord.

    From experience I wouldnt go for a kia rio our daughter in law has had nothing but trouble from the car since they bought theirs just 4 months ago.
    From the windscreen wipers that just stopped working,dealership took 3 days to fix this problem and at first wouldnt even given them a courtesy car.......apparently its a well known fault with the rio!!
    to the boot door jamming,(again they had the car for 3 days and again wanted them to pay for the courtesy car and insurance!!)
    The dealership saying that its a budget car what do you expect!!!

    They have just got their car back again now after it had to go in and have a new dash panel put in after the dealership scratched all the panel when they were supposed to be fitting electric windows............oh yeah and they turned off the air bags and never turned them back on again after wards!!
    Did I also mention the plastic interior scratchers really really easily too!!
    :oops:

    I have a Kia Rio 1.5dci Strike on order.

    It cost £9700 with all the trimmings

    I was lucky that I got my order in just before scrappage ended so my old Cordoba will be binned for £2k

    Take one for a drive and you will be impressed

    Its a great size car with a lot of punch for a diesel.

    Only one more week to wait

    whatsThePoint;8152566

    The Scrappage Scheme is over, so your looking at £7600+ now


    It has been extended
    [COLOR=darkred]''On 4 February 2010 the government announced that an extra month has been added to the deadline for the government scrappage scheme to help manufacturers and dealers prepare for and operate the final stage of the scheme.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=darkred]Subject to agreement by manufacturers (consumers should check with dealers that the relevant manufacturer has agreed) the scheme will now run until the end of March or until the money runs out, whichever is sooner.''[/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    kia have started there own scheme offering £1500 off

    Floravada;8152565

    From experience I wouldnt go for a kia rio our daughter in law has had … From experience I wouldnt go for a kia rio our daughter in law has had nothing but trouble from the car since they bought theirs just 4 months ago.From the windscreen wipers that just stopped working,dealership took 3 days to fix this problem and at first wouldnt even given them a courtesy car.......apparently its a well known fault with the rio!! to the boot door jamming,(again they had the car for 3 days and again wanted them to pay for the courtesy car and insurance!!) The dealership saying that its a budget car what do you expect!!!They have just got their car back again now after it had to go in and have a new dash panel put in after the dealership scratched all the panel when they were supposed to be fitting electric windows............oh yeah and they turned off the air bags and never turned them back on again after wards!!Did I also mention the plastic interior scratchers really really easily too!!:oops:




    So why don't you reject it as not fit for purpose and demand another or full refund? You are entitled to do that. And if it is That bad..............what are you waiting on?

    renagade27

    New model Rio due soon.

    Kia are good cars, highly underrated.

    Original Poster

    Inactive;8155060

    New model Rio due soon.Kia are good cars, highly underrated.



    do you know when mate? might be worth waiting..

    chrisharry12345;8155785

    do you know when mate? might be worth waiting..



    Link here;

    hotukdeals.com/ite…010

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    chrisharry12345;8155785

    do you know when mate? might be worth waiting..



    I think it might be this:-

    kia.co.uk/New…spx

    Inactive;8155060

    New model Rio due soon.Kia are good cars, highly underrated.



    Its just a facelift not actually a new model
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