Nice find colin15 - this just about says it all - so much for so called driving technique! Looks like a "CYA" move by KIA to keep down the lawsuits. It sucks that a lot of people bought these cars thinking it would save them money in the long run - wrong answer!
Gotta find that link soon...Kia is putting in place a comprehensive reimbursement program. If you’re a current owner, it’s important to note that reimbursement will be available for your lifetime ownership of your vehicle. You will need to register online or through your dealer before December 1, 2013 to be eligible.
I definitely should have read this forum before I bought my Rio5After all the fuss, it comes down to a matter of trust. Wasn't there some years ago something about some Hyundai engines advertising more HP than they carried? I feel so stupid today. So childish. I hope this program comes to Canada and Australia for you too OzSLS. So today I know I didn't buy the most ecomomical subcompact on the market. That's a relief after all.
No don't say this. I don't regret my Rio. We all bought the best subcompact on the market. That's for sure. The point of all this is some (like me) read the sticker in the window and were influenced by the awesome numbers. That's why some Rio owners are so disappointed by their FE. Some others are not cause they don't care that much about FE as long as they own the best subcompact. I understand that point of view too. But I was misleaded by Kia on the fuel economy. Fortunately only on that matter. I love my Rio and probably would not have bought another car even with the actual numbers we see today. Enraged not, disappointed yes. A bit. But I wouldn't like to be in my dealer's shoes today. ELI 10 don't worry. You (we) still drive the top of the top subcompact. Do see yourself driving a Fiesta now? A Fit? Gosh, never in a thousand years.I definitely should have read this forum before I bought my Rio5
Time to sell these heaps back to them and a class action lawsuit filed.Weren't we all right after all, all of us who complained of bad FE compared to what was advertised? And yes so much for all those who advocate better driving techniques the likes of "grandma" driving on a Sunday afternoon. So so so so disappointed in Kia and in myself. Should have known better...Unfortunately, it seems this good news is for US market only. Will surely come to Canada and around the world soon.
This is your air bag...Pretty difficult to lie about fuel economy, imagine what else they lie about their cars about.
Hyundai and Kia Fuel Ratings Were Incorrect - Autos.ca