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New 40 MPG Kia Rio 5-door

I really like Kia's new styling direction. The Rio has been neglected for years, but this redesign is very sharp for that segment. Both the 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic are rated at 40 MPG.



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Put a ford oval emblem, on the front, and it could be the next Ford Falcon.
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Ford Falcon? Not like my old '63!

But it would be cool if they brought back the Falcon. There was a bit of a small car war going on in the 60's. (Next up the new Corvair!)

I like the direction of the Rio.
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My first car was a '62 Falcon. It was painted 2 tone Braniff blue (my dad worked for the airline). Also, had a manual choke. It was cool in that I could actually drive up to about 40 MPH just by pulling the choke out. A poor man's cruise control.
It didn't like going over 65 mph and the vacuum windshield wipers were a pain. (I had a choice; give it gas or run the wipers, so I drove through storms by pumping the pedal.)
Ah the memories!
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Those Aussies sure know how to make awesome cars. Why can't we get cars like that over here? Shoot even the new Camaro is a Holden underneath!
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The Falcon name, never died in Australia. The new Australian Falcon looks a lot like the Focus. Must be Ford's new across the board design theme.

In the old sixties Falcon's models, if your engine died. You could drop a used 6 cylinder engine in them, in a afternoon. Easy to work on. 200 bucks for a complete used engine, from the junk yard. Now days, a shift motor for a smart,cost 400 bucks.
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Did I hear Kia Rio????
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painted blue like the movie?

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Did I hear Kia Rio????
I wonder if had a blue Rio painted after the blue bird in the movie Rio?



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