What's the used Kia RIO like?
Prices of the Kia Rio are low for what you get, and even the range-topping model, which has lots of goodies, should be within reach. The diesel version is especially good value, because it's not that much more expensive than the petrol car.
There's plenty of space, too. The Rio is one of the bigger vehicles in the supermini class, and this is reflected in good head- and legroom throughout. The boot is a good size, too, but cabin quality could be better. Some of the plastics look and feel cheap.
While the drive trails behind some rivals, it's far from unpleasant. The body leans through corners and the steering is vague, but the handling isn't untidy. Likewise, the ride is a touch firm at low speeds, but it settles down as you get faster, and the diesel is impressively refined at the motorway limit.