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I'm interested in the Rio 1.5 CRDi Strike, and have had an initial look at one, albeit a 1.4 Strike, and am going to arrange a test drive. But whilst a diesel, it will be a Chill.

So not the car I actually want, and therefore I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what to be aware of, good and bad, with the 1.5 CRDi Strike.

Actually one thing I'd like to know is whether it has a DPF, as I forgot to ask the salesman


Thanks

Phil
 

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I have the Chill edition, I was originally after the Black edition
However there is not much difference.



I am not sure what the spec is of the Strike edition, however the Chill
edition has :-



14" or 15" wheels ( can't remember off hand) - but the smaller wheels
are actually quiter at motorway speeds.

Electric front windows

Central locking (but not remote central locking)



I believe Air Con is standard across the range (chill version has this).

One annoying but useful thing with the air con is that if you turn the
air blower direction to the windscreen position the air con will automatic come on (this can be turned off).

If the blower direction is set to the screen, when the ignition is
turned on next the air con will come back on.



It is annoying but useful in the sense that it does clear the windscreen
quick if misted up.



Just thought you would need to know as some people hate it.


I have the chill version diesel and am still impressed by the car.
excellent hill climbing ability, never feels gutless.


When you take the Rio for a test drive try and get some dual carriage
ways / motorways on your test drive.

Put your foot down in 2nd and 3rd then you will know why you just have
to get the diesel version (You will have a grin like a Cheshire cat).

Regarding the DPF filter, I am not sure if the Rio has one but there are no regen lights on the dashboard so I assume it does not have one.

Good luck and let us know what you think.

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Hi


I've had my Rio Stike 1 month and just over 300 miles on the clock



I'm throughly pleased with it



I think it's a cracking car



The engine is a gem



Find it a pleasure to drive



Glad I got the facelifted version though - whilst the older car is nice looking the facelifted one is much better - the chrome grill really sets it off
 

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Thanks for the feedback Guys.

The strike is basically the same spec as a Rio 2, and I'm not bothered about the air con 'feature', as that happens in my current car anyway.

On the test drive I intend to drive to work and back, which does mean going on the M25. So probably won't get a chance to put my foot down. But I'll try
 
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