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Best Mini Van I've ever owned.

by from Sunnyvale, CA on October 28, 2009

I bought a '93 Kia Sedona in 2006 with 36,000 miles on it. I really liked the way it handled. I also liked how easy it was to remove the rear seats. The three things that I didn't like were: the horri...
I bought a '93 Kia Sedona in 2006 with 36,000 miles on it. I really liked the way it handled. I also liked how easy it was to remove the rear seats. The three things that I didn't like were: the horrible spark plugs that it came with. The gas mileage was horrible, 16 to 19 mpg until I changed the spark plugs, then I got 18 to 22 average mpg, depending on how I accelerated. The AC went out after 180,000 miles. I drove the vehicle very hard for 184,000 miles and never had any problems with it except the AC. Mechanically it was better than the Plymouth Voyager, and Mazda MPV that I had owned previously. Never go to a dealer with it for servicing, because they lie, and the service is terrible and too expensive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Excellent Family Vehicle for the Money

by on July 2, 2011

This van is perfect for anyone that's on a budget and wants comfort and reliability in a vehicle. Routine maintenance is fairly inexpensive.
This van is perfect for anyone that's on a budget and wants comfort and reliability in a vehicle. Routine maintenance is fairly inexpensive.
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Worth Your Money

by from Mississippi on August 12, 2011

Power sunroof and leather... nice. Great pickup, handles great. Maintaining the vehicle is easy and inexpensive. Great buy for our family.
Power sunroof and leather... nice. Great pickup, handles great. Maintaining the vehicle is easy and inexpensive. Great buy for our family.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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No Problems - Good value

by from Atlanta on July 14, 2007

Have had a Sedona EX with leather for 3 years and have had no problems...only expense was scheduled maintenence and tires. ours has leather, sunroof and captains chairs in the 2nd row. It has been ver...
Have had a Sedona EX with leather for 3 years and have had no problems...only expense was scheduled maintenence and tires. ours has leather, sunroof and captains chairs in the 2nd row. It has been very comfortable on trips with the kids. It may not be on par with them but it is a great value compared to the $30K+ cost of the Toyota or Honda vans.
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kia sedona

by from Phoenix, AZ on July 15, 2006

If you need a minivan, skip the Kia Sedona. What you save on the sticker price will cost you in the long run. Our family purchased a new Kia Sedona in 2003 and it has been into the dealership about ...
If you need a minivan, skip the Kia Sedona. What you save on the sticker price will cost you in the long run. Our family purchased a new Kia Sedona in 2003 and it has been into the dealership about every 6 months. We properly maintain it by getting the oil changed and doing the suggested maintaining. We have had problems with the compressor causing the airconditioning to malfunction 2 times in the last year. The brakes have had to be fixed 3 times. We bought a new van so we would not have to deal with repair issues. It also gets really bad gas milage(the worst in it's class). It's true that you get what you pay for. There is a reason it is the cheapest minivan on the market.
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Does not recommend this car

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good van,

by from chicagoland, il on August 23, 2007

good van, not outstanding but good solid van for us, we have 75000 and purchased new. but i have a hot suggestion, pun intended, for repair of rear heater lines, bypass them with 90 degree hoses from...
good van, not outstanding but good solid van for us, we have 75000 and purchased new. but i have a hot suggestion, pun intended, for repair of rear heater lines, bypass them with 90 degree hoses from pump to front heater and back to block instead of repair to rear heater lines. rear heater didnt work anyways because lines werent insulated anyways and chilled water before heater. paint winshield etc no problems,
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Kia Sedona - Air Conditioner Woes

by from Richmond, VA on July 18, 2006

This is an average van with average features and average power. There is nothing remarkable or stellar about it. It's initial cost was low, which is why we purchased it new. We've maintained it reg...
This is an average van with average features and average power. There is nothing remarkable or stellar about it. It's initial cost was low, which is why we purchased it new. We've maintained it regularly, and it hasn't had any major problems except for one mysterious challenge that no mechanic can find the cause of. Whenever the air conditioner is running, we hear loud intermittent noises. Sometimes they sound like a race car taking off and sometimes like a prolonged groan. We've been hearing these sounds since the first time we used the AC (which cools nicely, incidentally). The noises appear to come from the rear passenger side of the van. We've taken it to Kia about 6 times to remedy the problem while the van is still under warrantee, and they can't find anything wrong with it. We've even contacted national Kia customer service to no avail. They just pushed us back to the dealer. This is very frustrating for us and the primary reason why we would never recommend Kia Sedona. Otherwise, it's been an OK value for the money. Next time I'd go with a more reliable and reputable brand.
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Does not recommend this car

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Good for family use or weekend projects

by from Frisco, TX on March 27, 2013

Seats are comfortable for long trips. Extra safety for those with car seats. Has good get-up- and go. Nice exterior body style and inside plenty of pockets, cup holders and storage. Can carry tons of ...
Seats are comfortable for long trips. Extra safety for those with car seats. Has good get-up- and go. Nice exterior body style and inside plenty of pockets, cup holders and storage. Can carry tons of groceries or supplies. Plenty of room to carry ladders, mulch, beach umbrellas, etc. Very reliable and maintenance costs have been reasonable.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great used Vehicle

by from Westerville, Ohio on February 27, 2013

Over all this vehicle will serve my needs. This mini van is more compact inside, comfortable, rides nice. Great features, radio, small storage compartments. Good enough for my hobby equipment, biking ...
Over all this vehicle will serve my needs. This mini van is more compact inside, comfortable, rides nice. Great features, radio, small storage compartments. Good enough for my hobby equipment, biking & camping.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Not too bad

by from Cincinnati, OH on December 26, 2006

I bought a 2003 Kia Sedona new from a dealer in July 2003 - since then I have put over 65K miles on it. We have had no mechanical problems with it other than the air compressor noise and brakes weari...
I bought a 2003 Kia Sedona new from a dealer in July 2003 - since then I have put over 65K miles on it. We have had no mechanical problems with it other than the air compressor noise and brakes wearing out faster than expected. My previous car was a VW at about the same purchase cost and this van has costed us a lot less in maintenance. The gas mileage isn't stellar, but overall, its performance is good. I have three complaints: 1. Premature rust pitting around the lower half of exterior. 2. The glass used for the windshield does not like humid weather - no matter what wiper/cleaner/fluid is used, the windshield does NOT wipe well in humid conditions (??). 3. The seats are very difficult to remove and are too heavy for me to carry. Overall, its not too bad.
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Does not recommend this car

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