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yep. Rio Type R, it does exist. :p



to all those who want to make fun of it, feel free. it was done as a goof. :D but, it is probably more rare then a type R since it has a manual trans... :cool:
 

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Looks pretty cool to me!
 

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Yeah, well when I get home I will post a picture of my Rio 442!!!

Thank you EBay!
sounds like a limited production run. how are the carbs in winter? they solve the icing problem?
 

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I find it funny how people slap stickers on cars not knowing anything about them. They think it looks or sounds nice so they put it on.

I have seen an AMG BMW and also Mugen Subarus before.

However, the best one was a TRD Honda.

There is one really funny one where a friend's friend got sick of seeing all these Hondas with SPOON on it so he made a vinyl sticker for his Chevrolet Cavalier that says FORK
 

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Haha Type R Rio.

In Australia there is no shortage of people putting stickers on their car and have no clue whatsoever what it means.

The best one Ive seen is an early 90's Toyota Corolla with Bentley Continental badges on it. Also seen a few Skylines with the Mugen sticker on them, Honda's with Nismo stickers.

Badge swapping is a big thing here too.
 

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I noticed on eBay that for a relatively small investment I could upgrade my 12 Rio sedan to a "GT/V8" the ad said it "fits" 2012 Kia Rio sedans so I guess you Rio5 owners are out of luck!
 

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well, wifey took the kia to the hamptons this weekend to see some friends. boyfriend of one of the friends, a self proclaimed "car guy" asked her if it was a real type R.

awesome. i should sell it to him for 20 grand...
 

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lol

silly
 

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HA, if you're gonna continue the "Type R" theme, I see you already have the white, just need to jack an old KIA badge or two in the red color.
 

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Haha Type R Rio.

In Australia there is no shortage of people putting stickers on their car and have no clue whatsoever what it means.

The best one Ive seen is an early 90's Toyota Corolla with Bentley Continental badges on it. Also seen a few Skylines with the Mugen sticker on them, Honda's with Nismo stickers.

Badge swapping is a big thing here too.
To each his own. I added some decent rims, installed a rear spoiler and a rear window visor to my '17 Rio LX.(Fog lights are next) But at least when I swapped badges, I actually used authentic Kia emblems! LOL. I don't think there ever was an actual GT-LINE Rio in sedan version, but that didn't stop me from visually creating an unofficial version. I'm happy with it and that's all that matters to me. And yes, I also added a badge to the interior above the glove box just for fun.
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I owned an Datsun 810 SSS 2dr hardtop (never existed either, but I had one). The badges are all authentic Datsun. They just never put them on this model.
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