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Which is better? 2001 Kia RIo is only $6000 new over here.

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Personally, i LOVE the Kia Rio. Those taillights get me. Plus its 4 doors, which is cool. The magazines i say said it drives much faster than its 96HP rating...
 

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I'd go for the 2001 (2002) Accent GS.

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Growing aftermarket for Accents, I dont see much for Rios. You have more of a choice of where to go with the Accent.
 

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actually, the back end on the 4-door Rio is one part about it that a really don't like.

the only advantage of a Rio vs. Accent that i can see is that there's a 5-door version of the Rio (sport package, even).. so that if you can't afford the Protege5 and don't mind giving up some quality then you can go with the Rio 5-door.
 

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If I can get the Rio for 5 grand out the door, then I would say its a great car for the money. But in magazines, such as Car and Driver, I see the Rio creeping up over 10 grand. Sorry folks, but that is Accent terriorty, if not creeping into baseline Elantras.
 

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Man, you can't count dealer specials in comparisons. 2001 Elantras are going for $8,000 here, which is a MUCH better buy than a Sephia or Spectra, hands down.

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WOW that's cheap<img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle> How about the GT?
 

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Those aren't that cheap yet. The 2001s all over the country are on closeout, but the GT is a 2002 <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>.

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Kia Rio vs. hyundai Accent:

Tin Can vs. Stamped Steel


Hey, what do you guys think about the wagon model? I think its ugly to make a wagon out of a compact car(although the Elantra wagon was cool). Its sad to see that they all started out with 455 V-8s and rear wheel drive and now they have 2.0s and front wheel drive.<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

I guess im just having another one of 'my days'.<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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