We ordered in 2004 a Kia Sedons Se. Should of taken 3 weeks to arrive, took 7 months! Dealer in witney totally un helpfull. On collecting our top of the range, Kia sedona, se, brand new 54 plate car, it broke down on the motorway driving it home! Back to garage! The drivers seat was ripped, the dvd player didnt work, wrong number plate on front of car oh my god the list is endless! Garage was and has always been totaly un helpfulland damaged the car each time it was returned. To date 2.5 years later, numerous problems with the car. Kia never interested and garage also never interested and not even 3 years old, quite frankly we wish we had never bothered and certainly will never ever buy a brand new car again!
we bought this car for a few good reasons,we needed to tow a large caravan which it did with great ease,we needed room for two adults and two grown up kids with room for comfort on long distance holidays which it did,and third we had to carry two large golden retriever's which it did with ease,the built in dvd plyer was great but not having a proper alarm fitted did cause a few problems, we had the car broken into twice,we lost the sceen once then we lost the radio cd player but after fitting a good alarm system no further problems,i have had the car for three years now with no problems i could see from the start the fitted carpet would not last so had full kia kit carpets fitted they were great,pity they did not come fitted with the car same as the alarm.very small turning circle though but with practice soon sorted,bit heavy on fuel but the ease of towing with a full load in great comfort was worth it,sadly due to wife getting a bad knee injury had to sell and change to an automatic,amazed at price drop from new bought £17,995 three years later £7.250 part ex, but could have got more if sold private
I Bought my sedona from Bristol and its been a money pit I paid £11750 and have had a bin full of little problems , brakes, alternator , power steering rack , bearings , timing chain ,new gearbox brake pipes , then the oil pump went, crank shaft ,small-ends , it sits out side today after all the money I sank into it I could not just scrap it but I do wish I bought something else. parts are like gold dust no second hand parts if you are thinking to get one beware gary swansea I could have lease hired a BMW 4x4 cheaper.
My first car was a 2002 LX CRDI model and it gave two years of pain with a rusting rear door within the securing points of light housing.
It was repainted four times by two dealers before the door was totally replaced. It also had faulty air-con, failed suspension, radio/cd, and the car was eventually replaced by Kia UK for a 2004 SE CRDI model.
The first year or so was OK, then there were two recalls, warranty items including the rear door suffering the same fate as above. It also needed three batteries, wiper arms, five alloy wheels, sliding door seals and, in May 2006, total brake failure at 60mph due to a dragging caliper. Both discs, pads, and calipers were replaced. In December 2006, the ABS light failed to go out or comes on whilst driving and the central locking is now playing up.
I have been back to the dealer three times over seven weeks, and now the entire ABS module has to be replaced along with the module that controls central locking, radio, and windows etc.
The huge potential in this car is spoilt by many faults, and my wife has now lost any confidence she had in car, especially whilst using it to transport four kids. The standard of the previous three dealers has been awful to say the least - many garages have too many other franchises to support.
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