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hello everyone, after 30+ years a Renault man(Renault have made such a mess of their U.K. business) I am now the proud owner of a Kia Rio3 (1.4 diesel in black).On my 1st outing last Thursday (mixed driving of 70mls) the car returned 50.2mpg
As other members are, I was worried about the spare wheel problem - after much research and in consultation with a mechanic I came up with the following solution as I had 4 new Renault Clio 14"x5.5j rims (replaced with alloys)

14"rim + 175x80 tyre(second hand) - total cost £20

or

14" rim+ 165x80 tyre(new) - total cost £35



tools -
<H1 =vi-is1-titleH1>KIA CEED GENUINE TOOL KIT + JACK SET WHEEL BRACE(£47)--Item number: 250970993519 bought on ebay ( or obtainable from a breakers yard)</H1>
<H1 =vi-is1-titleH1>this combination fits perfectly in the spare wheel well</H1>
<H1 =vi-is1-titleH1>other sizes of Renault rims may work as long as they are 4stud pcd100 ET36 sprigot bore 65.1</H1>
<H1 =vi-is1-titleH1>Hope this is helpful to someone</H1>
<H1 =vi-is1-titleH1>Good luck and safe driving</H1>
 

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Hi Jacko, welcome to the world of Rio!
Interesting fuel figures, sounds no better than the old 1.5 CRDi Rio, which had more power.

Glad you got your wheel problem sorted.

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M4trundler said:
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Interesting fuel figures, sounds no better than the old 1.5 CRDi Rio, which had more power.

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Maybe so but I would much rather be driving round in Jacko's car.
 

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Why's that? Is it the handling? That was supposed to have been improved. I still haven't driven a new Rio yet, I was hoping I'd get one today while mine is in for a service. But instead a got a crappy Picanto. It has to be one of the worst cars I've ever had to drive. I couldn't wait to get to work and get out of it.
 

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Why's that? Is it the handling? That was supposed to have been improved. I still haven't driven a new Rio yet, I was hoping I'd get one today while mine is in for a service. But instead a got a crappy Picanto. It has to be one of the worst cars I've ever had to drive. I couldn't wait to get to work and get out of it.
Wooah M4 the Picanto mafia clan will be out to get you now
 

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A couple of years ago when I had a Picanto as a courtesy car (Picanto was the older shape) I used £15 of fuel to drive 108 miles.

ok not too bad, but I quickly learnt to drive at 60mph as it drank fuel at 70mph.
Yet around town it wasnt a bad car.

I was so glad to get the Rio back though.
It must have been comical to watch me pull away from the dealers in it as I had got used to the Picanto and I just flew away forgetting how much pull there is on the Rio diesel.
 
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