would it be worth it? They can be had new for under $12K or $13K if done right. One main question I have is interior room. Im close to 6ft so what is the room like? Also, have Kia's gotten better? Seems like I heard they have. TIA
Great 'appliance' cars, wonderful warranty. Kia/Hyundai have come light years in quality & refinement lately; I'm certainly eyeing a few of their models.
You really should go sit in a car and take it on a test drive to see if you fit in it - not just height, but arm/leg/torso/neck/head/foot positioning.
That's a bit vague. I'm not sure how to respond. If I needed something economical to put put around town, then maybe. If I needed a comfortable cruiser to drive long distances with 3 passengers or had a long-ish commute, then probably not, especially for a large person. We know you're pretty tall, but how much do you weigh? As scurvy said, go sit in one. Take it for a test drive.
With that said, it's not a bad looking car for not a whole lot of money.
[quote=renegade_987]but how much do you weigh? As scurvy said, go sit in one. Take it for a test drive.
well if you really want to know, im about 185
I was just trying to help answer your question. If you were 300 lbs, I would have said "forget it".
At least on paper, the Rio appears to have plenty of front legroom and headroom, so assuming nobody sits behind you, this should not be an issue. But again, it'd be best to sit in one.
I'll swap you for and older Kia Rio 5 my new '12 Honda Fit The rio handles wonderfully - at 8 tenths and below MUCh better than a 3 series thats a old 318i )bmw. This stick shifter is a bit vague and light and the engine ( pre di ) somewhat gutless. I bet the newer ones employ cost cutting beneath the fancy bodywork. The fit and Finsh of my old 2006 rio was first rate - above toyota and honda.
My son and daughter-in-law bought a new Rio (5 door hatchback) a couple of months ago. They're happy with it, and so far no problems.
I'm a couple of inches shorter than you, but front legroom seems fine, but it's tight in the back. Probably best only for kids. Best suggestion is to go to a dealer and test drive one as what's comfortable for one person may not be for another.