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Pros: no break downs, reliable, drives nice
Cons: no windows in back seat behind driver on either sideBest car I have ever owned. Husband bought a Kia recently due to the fact that we never had any problems with this car.The only draw back is you need to put windows that go down in the back where the doors slide open. other than that the car is fabulous
Cons: Wish it had a little more powerHad this vehicle for 5 years no trouble. Only had to perform standard maintenance.
Never buying a kia again
Pros: can't think of anything
Cons: all the service and maintenance problems and constant cost for upkeep and repairsOur van began having problems within a few months of purchase - including a brake issue that the dealer kept insisting was my imagination, until they got the recall notice. Also the power to the side view mirrors broke quickly so we couldn't adjust them from inside the van anymore - which is a safety issue. Then, in the middle of last summer, right after we exceeded our warranty mileage, the a/c died, and it turns out there was a TSA for an electrical & compressor problem, but they wouldn't fix it for less than $1000 because it was beyond the warranty. Then, this spring, something went wrong with the transmission? or catalytic converter? or something - it hesitates and stalls, and when we took it to our technician, he said so many codes came up he wasn't sure what to do, and told us we should take it to a dealer, and that for him to fix it, it would be at least $2,000. We haven't even paid it off yet - and something major like this is going wrong every year? we're gonna get rid of it and get something reliable and fuel efficient - this car has been a lemon - an absolute nightmare - since we got it. and neither kia nor the dealers did anything to earn our respect.
Pros: Interior is beautiful
Cons: Price of adding a DVD player
Advice: Drive it before you buy a Honda or Toyota, which are both way over priced.I love my Sedona. It's comfortable, drives great, just a great car. I would highly recommend it. I don't agree with the bad reviews. This car is excellent. And, for half the price of a Honda. Worth not paying that much to look into buying a Sedona.
Advice: Buy after 2005 new designThe Kia Sedonna 2005 has major brake problems. Rotors wearing out car shakes at that point i have had multiple brakes replaced atleast 10 x still not working correctly. The sad part about this vehicle is it drives better than most vans but they just cant fix the brakes... I have been told the van is too heavy for the brakes they are using even there redesigned brakes dont work .. They have a major brake problem ...
Pros: Lots of power
Cons: Taking the back seats out , very cumbersome
Advice: Read what I have said above about the brakesThis is our second Sedona. We had a 2002 and the only real problems were the brakes(rotors wearing quickly), and the door latches not working when extremely cold. We traded that one in for a 2005. It is more or less the same van, and have been very pleased overall. On this van the brakes again had to be turned at 38,000 KMS. VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ- My mechanic from Speedy stated that the biggest mistake peolpe make when taking thier vehicles back to the dealership to get servicing done, is that they do not adjust and clean the rear brakes. He states they can come out of adjustment qiute easily and when working properly they should perform 25% of the braking. My rear drum brakes were out of adjustment badly enough to provide only 10% of the braking. Thus putting most of the energy on the front rotors. He suggests that I should be able to get double the life out of my front rotors by doing a brake cleaning and adjustment twice a year. Also USE THE TRANSMISSION AND GEAR DOWN GOING DOWN HILLS. This will extend the life of your brakes dramatically.
Pros: the roomy interior
Cons: having to deal w/Kia
Advice: I would not buy if I had to do it all over againVan broke down on vacation, something major w/motor @ 46,000 mi. Kia will not honor warranty!! DO NOT BUY A KIA, they treat their customers like dirt and will not honor that wonderful warranty they talk about.