size will come back to haunt you as the tiny boot mocks any attempt to squeeze your new 42’’ plasma into it.
Add groceries, a few bags of clothes and you’ll be inching the front seats forward before coughing up a bus fare for your passengers.
On the plus side, that means you’ll be able to choose what you listen to on the way home.
Which is important when you have a set of Tweeter speakers hooked up to an equaliser that tailors the car’s sound system to your favourite tunes.
A Bluetooth system and iPod and MP3 connectivity will help steer young drivers away from using their phone or iPod with earbuds. That’s a potentially life-saving feature.
But with a base model ANCAP rating of three stars you may feel like you’re putting your bank balance ahead of your life.
Budget-car buyers will like what the Rio offers — but avoid freeways. Likes: industrial-strength heating, headroom and vision.. Dislikes: Lack of power, an uninspired exterior, poor use of space (particularly the boot).