Drove my friends 2013 Kia Rio today, quiet and comfortable car to drive but the gear box was rubbery, steering vague and lacked on centre weight - nice for the short drive but much much happier in my Fiesta! (even if it is an 06)
I totally get you there - I really like the looks of the Kia Rio and considered buying one but had the same experience as you.. and the instrument panel looks really strange to me. I'm so happy that I went with the Fiesta instead, I love that little fun car!
I'm a bit behind on the postings here.. In total I've put gel overlays (carbon/chrome) on the Ford logos front and back, put stainless steel door sills on all 4 doors (they look SO good) and lowered my Fiesta 30mm with Eibach Pro springs. I'm not sure what to do next, at the moment I'm waiting for the weather to get warmer so I can get my alu rims on the car. The first season will be on the standard Ford Fiesta Titanium alu rims - why not use them when you got them I saw some REALLY nice alu rims at the place that put in the Eibach springs, I think I have to look into the price of those...
I tried the Climair wind deflectors on my car and they looked great on the front but not that great on the passenger doors - and the ones on the passenger doors are really crappy to be honest, the plastic is so thin that it broke when fitting them. So the Climairs went in the garbage, a lesson learned.