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2013 and earlier Kia Sedona Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • dpughdpugh Posts: 14
    Hi enoelle, you are right the sedona probably has a very limited market share in europe for a couple of reasons. Here in Germany and especially Stuttgart, Germans are more likely to purchase Mercedes or VW, the neighbors reaction to the van in the drive is very important to Germans i.e. 'the jones's' factor. we want to pay for the van and not the badge on the front. ;) Nice to know our purchase price was not over the top, even with the german 16.5% sales tax!! We will probably bring the van back to michigan if economically viable, that should raise the eyebrows in the local Kia Dealer, a diesel engine, stick shift transmission!! hmmmmm should be interesting. is yours the new shape??
  • I am envious of the diesel engine! I am also surprised at the tax in Germany! WOW!
    A friend of ours just went to Germany to pick up his new Mercedes. He plans on shipping it back to the States. I wonder how much it will be.

    I guess the shape of my model is the new shape. It doesn't look like the old models here in the states. It actually looks little like a Honda Oddysey.

    Congrats on your purchase!
  • I want to buy the EX with luxury, power and dvd player options. In the long term test log, the DVD player did not pause the dvd each time the engine was stopped, and the DVD started over with each restart of the van. Has anyone figured out if there's a way to bypass this little problem??? We just rented a Caravan which paused the dvd and resumed where it left off each time the engine was stopped and restarted---I thought all car entertainment systems worked this way these days.

    Also, I want to buy up the bumper to bumper warranty from 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles. Can anyone let me know what price they paid for an extended warranty???

    Thanks!
  • DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! The DVD will be the least of your problems. Purchased my Sedona from a really great dealer, Keystone Kia in Allentown, PA. But the dealer didn't build this car, KIA did. Less than 600 miles and two weeks into ownership: :lemon: Multiple misfire codes, overheating, brake system failure, interior molding falling apart, protective plastic baked on the doorhandles, upholstery problems. And I think they have a problem with the paint. After the first wash, there were some soap flecks on the Window, on the non-painted black plastic door trim and on the door itself. The flecks washed away from the non-paited surfaces, but cannot be washed away from the painted surface. It appears that the finish is pourous.

    The dealer is promising to make everything right, but I am getting to know all these guys too well. To paraphrase someone who wisely posted on this thread some time ago, "What good is having this warranty when you don't get to use the car?.
  • "A friend of ours just went to Germany to pick up his new Mercedes. He plans on shipping it back to the States. I wonder how much it will be."

    fyi - off topic, but - your friend probably used Mercedes' European Delivery program, in which re-delivery to the United States is included in the price of the car. MB, BMW and some others have these programs. As an added benefit the E.D. prices are usually lower than U.S. prices, so you end up getting a "free" vacation to Europe.
  • Wow! Interesting number of problems you're having after just two weeks.

    I just did a search on the Sedona forums for problems reported with 2006 Sedonas and found very few reports. And no one complaining of as many things as you are.

    btw - the armrests on the front seats are adjustable in steps. If they are pointing too far down based on the seatback angle you have chosen, then lift them up a little at a time and they should hold at a higher level......unless that too is messed up on your van.
  • Believe me, I didn't want to see this happen. I was running around telling everyone how smart I was for buying this car. But the problems are absolutely very real, all verified by the dealer. As for the armrests, all are the same front and back, have no "steps" or settings, they give under the weight of a 115lb 12 year old. Checked every one on the lot again when I took the car back, and a couple at another dealer since.

    Got an automated message tonight saying the car is "finished". I'll post all info I get for anyone who might be interested.
  • ....also qualified for the Competitive Bonus Rebate of $2000, so the net deal was $23,200 on an '06 EX with Luxury package and Power package. Included tinting on the front door windows. MSRP = $29,665.
  • Was quoted $1815 for 7 yr/100k miles or $2215 for 10 yr/100k miles extension of the Bumper-to-Bumber warranty. Two side benefits - it also extends the roadside assistance and trip interruption benefits, and it allows for a rental car for warranty repairs starting from the very beginning of the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty.

    However, I don't think it's really worth it. Most of the expensive things that might break after the initial 5 yr/60k mile warranty are going to be covered by the Powertrain Warranty. The cost to benefit ratio is pretty low.
  • Has nobody bought a Sedona in the last two weeks??
  • I bought one. Mine is full loaded, leather. All options and I think the total was 31K and some change. I had to pay full sticker price because this was a lemon law turn in. I turned in my 2004 lemon law and bought the 2006. Hope that price helps. Should be no more than 32 with all options! I am sure you can get it lower than me.
  • Oh I believe you! I have a 2006 and have already been to the shop 3 times! My car wouldn't even start and had to be towed in! My 2004 was a lemon law case and it's not looking too good for my 2006! So there is no doubt in my mind your experience is what it is. Either we are extremely unlucky or the ones with the good experiences are the lucky ones---or they'll find out soon.
  • Well, I finally got all the work done. The dealer did everything they said they would. New door handles, interior molding pieces, seat cover. For the most important problem, they said they replaced a cam sensor. They say this one bad sensor caused the loss of power, loss of braking system and the other mechanical problems I wrote about. The car is currently driving since we brought it home on Friday, so we will keep our fingers crossed. Meanwhile, my gas mileage stinks, about 14 mpg. This car has comfort, safety, great features and looks. It is truly a shame about all the problems.
  • Ok I own a 06 Hyundai Santa Fe and we had bought my wife an 03 Suzuki XL-7 limited which was totalled by some idiot 2 days after we bought it LOL. So we decided since we have two small kids that we needed a minivan. The crash test rating were what sold us really on the KIa. We found an 04 Sedona EX with power sunroof, all leather, dvd player package, antilock brakes, only 27400 miles (so i still have manufacturers warranty) very good condition little stain on carpet floor and a few scratches on plastic here and there probably from kids. Dealer started at 13300 but I talked him down to 10500 plus TTL. I feel I got a stellar deal but what do you guys think? Also what kinds of gas mileage are you 04 Sedona owners getting and any tips on maximizing the MPG. Thanks
  • Ok I own a 06 Hyundai Santa Fe and we had bought my wife an 03 Suzuki XL-7 limited which was totalled by some idiot 2 days after we bought it LOL (and he hadnt had insurance for 4 months [non-permissible content removed]. So we decided since we have two small kids that we needed a minivan. The crash test rating were what sold us really on the KIa. We found an 04 Sedona EX with power sunroof, all leather, dvd player package, antilock brakes, only 27400 miles (so i still have manufacturers warranty) very good condition little stain on carpet floor and a few scratches on plastic here and there probably from kids. Dealer started at 13300 but I talked him down to 10500 plus TTL. I feel I got a stellar deal but what do you guys think? Also what kinds of gas mileage are you 04 Sedona owners getting and any tips on maximizing the MPG. Thanks
  • Just curious..what color is your sedona? Sounds exactly like what I turned in. I am sure it's not. They said it was going to auction...not to a dealer. The mileage is right on that's why I wonder.
  • its blue with grey interior. I live in Lafayette, La which is where I got it from a chevy used card dealer of all places LOL
  • Just purchased an 06 Sedona. I went out to consumer reports and ordered their pricing guide. We purchased an EX with the power pacakge and DVD system. CR bottom line price was around $23,200 (MSRP $28,600) . This price was basically invoice price minus the destination charge and all rebates. They suggested this price as the starting point for negotiations. The dealer's final price was $23,584. With trade, final price was $20,000.
  • dbtdbt Posts: 298
    Acc to Automotive news, Kia listed sales of 3 Rondo's in October. Small figures like that suggest corporate is driving a few around.

    One thing though: sales in 2006 makes them a 2007 model, not 2008 (in contrast to what is posted in Edmunds' future models).
  • Some great deals to be had on 2006 Sedona LX's right now! Kia screwed up on initial sales forecast and sent a ton more LX's than EX's to the dealers. Resulting glut of LX inventories has caused an unusual rebate situation - $3000 rebate on LX's and only $1500 rebate on EX's. Most rebates are structured so that top end model get bigger $ rebate. I also qualified for $1000 competitor rebate since my current van is a Chrysler Town and Country.

    After the $4000 in rebates, I just bought 2006 Sedona LX for $17,550 before tax, title and license! This includes delivery from dealer (live in PA, bought from dealer 75 miles away in WV) to my house. Wife wanted to wait until spring to pull the trigger but this deal was too good to pass up.
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