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By Bob Dikkenberg
Family fun day
A DEFENCE family fun day will be
held at Central Coast Grammar
School in Erina on October 28. The
day will be an opportunity for cur-
rent and former ADF members to
find out about local services, pen-
sion and medical support available.
Representatives from the Department
of Veterans' Affairs, the Vietnam
Veterans' Counselling Service, local
ex-service organisations and a range
of other support services will be avail-
able. Children's activities are also
planned. Activities run from 11am to
3pm. For more info contact Leut-Cmdr
Steven Reynolds on 0418 680 963
or email steven.reynolds@defence.
VETERAN'S charity Carry On is seek-
ing support from serving members
to continue its work. The charity has
been operating since 1932 to help vet-
erans in Victoria cover household bills,
education and housing costs as well
as a range of other services. For more
information call (03) 9629 2648.
Performance as advertised
The Kia Rio isn't fancy, but it competently handles everything that's expected of it
Sgt Andrew Hetherington.
THERE'S a reason the Kia Rio won
more than a few Australian and inter-
national car awards last year -- it does
exactly what its creator says it will.
The Rio is a solid, well-built and safe
small car, offering buyers a genuine alter-
native to similar sized vehicles on offer
from the other big manufacturers.
The "Si" Rio driven for this review is
third in the four levels of specification on
offer and has a generous kit list.
Included was 16-inch alloy wheels,
front fog lamps, power windows, cruise
control, heated exterior mirrors, a decent
audio system, Bluetooth phone connec-
tivity and a plethora of model standard
safety features such as ABS, electronic
stability control, vehicle stability man-
agement and more air bags than you
should ever need.
As expected, being a passenger and
driving the Rio through tight city streets,
car parks and on the highway was not
overly exciting, but it performed above
Although I didn't expect the 1.6L to
be a propulsion power house, the only
aspect of its performance which really let
it down was its low torque.
It was sufficient for city and flat high-
way cruising, but throw it at a big hill and
be prepared to wait a little while for an
ascent to the speed limit.
The Rio handled quite well for a
small hatch, with little effort needed to
manoeuvre its small body thanks to a
well-weighted and electrically assisted
wheel. There was body roll evident in
medium-to-tight corners, but only sports
car enthusiasts would care.
It's not a fast, great handling or sporty
car, but it's above average, comfortable
and functional transport for the city and
for short-to-medium stints of highway
If Kia continues to raise the bar in
these segments of the motor market, they
will continue to impress buyers, especial-
ly with the outstanding five-year unlim-
ited kilometre warranty.
2012 KIA RIO Si
Engine: 1.6L four cylinder producing
Transmission: Six-speed automatic,
front wheel drive
Fuel use (claimed): 6.1L/100km
RRP: $20,990 plus on roads
Happy with the hatch: The Kia Rio is no performance car, but it's a competent and affordable contender
in its class.
Photo by Sgt Andrew Hetherington
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