I bought my Rondo new and it is currently 3.5 years old and has 64,000 miles.
I really like the car, but it has had some issues.
Here is what has been replaced on the car:
rack and pinion unit, power steering, cam-balancer, and the transmission.
kia has largely stood behind their product in spite of these issues.
However, they were going to deny the warranty claim on my transmission b/c I had changed the fluid with Synthetic Trans. fluid.
If I hadn't had a Kia insider as a friend, I would have been in trouble.
I think this is a violation of the Moss-Magnasun act b/c they insisted they would only cover Kia fluid.
But, I digress.
Love the car, wish it didn't have those issues.
Safety features, ride and handling, versatility, smooth V-6, overall good fuel economy for what it is, excellent sound system.
Don't try to snake out of the warranty with technicalities.
Treat people with integrity and they will keep buying your cars, be underhanded and your current success will go away.