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Posted by nospam on January 5, 2010, 12:33 am

Michael B wrote:

You'll find that with Saturn fours, I get my best gas mileage by keeping
shifts under 2000rpm, especially around town. Over 55 mph with stock
gearing mine really needs another gear.....

Posted by Neo on January 5, 2010, 1:05 pm

Scan-Gauge II needs a car with a OBD-II connector
under the dashboard ( usually found on cars built after 1997)
it will give instanteous MPG and RPMs which can help
the driver  put the least load on the ICE while getting
the vehicle to go the maximum distance.  The Kia
Rio is second lowest curb weight car in the USA market
today - the car with the lowest curb weight on sale
in the USA is the Toyota Yaris (by about 100 pounds
or so - but the Yaris is more expensive than the Kia Rio
and the Kia Rio5 version has a larger max cargo bay
than the Yaris 5dr/HB version).

Posted by vaughn on January 5, 2010, 2:14 pm

I actually have a bit of respect for Kia.  They serve the bottom of the new-car
market, yet have maintained their 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.  Of course,
their warranty repair service is like "HMO for your car" but at least the price
is right!  Myself, I am happier with Honda or Toyota, but my father bought a Kia
& it is all the car he will ever need!


Posted by Bob F on January 5, 2010, 7:32 pm

vaughn wrote:

I was considering buying one of their vans used, but the dealer told me they
sold no factory shop manual for it. I consider this a major consideration in any
vehicle purchase.

Posted by me on January 6, 2010, 2:23 am

Excellent logic!  Thanks for sharing!

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