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Not a lot of activity here! My red 2013 Rio5 LX AT just passed 7,500 miles and I'm bringing it in for its 1-year servicing tomorrow (a few days early). With only 7,500 miles it will be a pretty cheap service--oil/filter, tire rotations, a few checks... and the free car wash! It's been a boring first year, and that's a good thing. No problems at all with the car, at least not the fault of the car. Did somehow pick up damage in both rear tires--a screw in one, something undetermined in the other. I need to get those plugged, but for now just adding a few pounds of air once a week or so.
Fuel economy has been as good or better than the EPA estimates--the OLD EPA estimates, before Kia changed them. Can easily get over 40 mpg on the highway if I stay at 70 or under and the weather is moderate--not in the below zero stuff we had last winter though. Around town, I'm getting 34-36 mpg average with a mix of city & suburban streets and urban freeways, some of that during rush hours. ECO doesn't seem to add much to FE and it makes the car more sluggish, so I turned it off.
Overall I've been happy with the car. It's done everything I expected and more. I love how I can park almost anywhere--a great benefit in tight parking ramps or on city streets. Enjoying the Sirius radio (re-upped for about $4 a month, after saying "no thanks" a few times to higher offers). Driver's seat and position are comfortable for a couple hours at least--as long as I've driven the car at one time. Suspension isn't super-refined, but handling is good and the car tracks straight on the highway. I like having enough room in the back for a couple of adults, as I have older kids. That's a no-op on some small hatches like the Fiesta. The only thing I wish the car had is cruise control--not available on the LX. But I rarely take it out of town, so that's not a biggie.
Not sure yet if I'll buy the car out at the end of the 3-year lease. Depends what else I can get for around $10k, or a low lease payment like I got on my Rio5.
sean2345 said:MF/RV 2017 Rio ex in NY. 36/12
MF/RV 2017 Rio ex in NY. 36/12
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