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Kia Sedona 2007
Pros: Very roomy and comfortable. Saftey features.
Cons: I don't have a MP3 player like my friend's new vanI enjoy my van. It is stylish and comfortable. My friends and family love my van. They loved it so much that my sister and best friend went out and brought one. I love the safety features and towing features.
Does a lot of things well.
Pros: automatic doorsLots of room, and nice to drive.
Pros: Power and Transmission
Advice: Drive the vehicle your going to buy and check it out.Purchased in May of 07. Have 10,000 miles on van. Use it in my business as a work van. Owned two Dodge Caravans in past with 3.3 liter motor. The 3.8 liter in this van gives me 55 more hp and 60 lbs of toruqe. Just what it needs. Gas milage for this van is 1 to 2 mpg less than the Caravan, however the engine is bigger. Changing oil is a breeze with the top mounted oil filter. 10 year/100,000 mile warranty on drivetrain a plus that Dodge did not offer at the time plus the short wheelbase is no longer offered on the Caravan. Only problem was a short in antenna of radio.
Pros: Interior is well designed with a family in mind.
Cons: AC problems, and noise.
Advice: Pay more for a better built minivan, and make sure you hear no noises, or see things out of place.I bought a 2007 Kia Sedona short wheel base in April at Holler Kia in Winter Springs, Florida. The test drive was nice, and it had been the 3rd one I took in a brand new Kia Sedona. The problems begun the next day. The dealer and the company know they have a coil problem in their AC compresors, so they are noisy and start to clink all over. The dealership already replaced mine once and it has already started to make the noise. The minivan also has a terrible noise problem when driving in uneven surfaces, a sign of the mediocre quality or workmanship at the factory compared to a Honda Odissey or Chrysler Town & Country, which I have tested or been in. Overall, I dislike noise in a brand new car and if I would have detected it during the test drive, I would have not bought this car. What drove me to buy it whas the roominess, the price and the decent interior of the car, plus, I needed a bigger car for my family. When it comes to gas consumption, the Sedona is a V6 like most minivans. It has plenty of power, but at a price. I get approximately 15-17 miles per gallon in the city. The real test will be when the car is older to see first, if the dealer honors the warranty when the van starts falling apart. I will not buy another KIA ever again.