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2003 Kia Sedona

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I Like This Van!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mrs_mac
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought our 2003 Kia Sedona last year. The previous owners (original owners) hardly drove it. The van only had 75K miles on it. We have put on 26K in one year! The car has been great for us. It's been all over the place because my husband travels a lot for work. It gets good highway gas mileage. We live in a rural area so it isn't so great for going from town to town. We haven't had any major issues at all. We are taking it in for general maintenance expected at 100K. Plugs, wires, etc. because it is running rough, but with the way we drive that's to be expected. I love the V6 - it really goes! I love this mini-van!


Suggested Improvements

The cup holders block access to the CD holder. If I want to change CD's, I can't have the cup holder open. Not too good a design...


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Purchased used 2 years ago and already vechilce needs work on engine
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By lyns2
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this van 2003 Kia Sodona 2 years ago and right after I paid it off the engine had problems it has blown head gaskets and will cost me $2200.00 to get back on the road.


Favorite Features

My favorite features is the entire vehicle I love how it looks the outside inside the vehicle, it even road fine up until a month ago, then it stopped on the free way smoking and was told I blew head gasket and will cost me $2200.00 or buy a new engine


Suggested Improvements

Suggestions that the maker of this vehicle fix the problems it has in the engine and investigates why are so many people having problems with their engines


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Don't do it!!!
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By saarifam
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my '03 Kia 2 years ago with 49k miles on it. I read good reviews,and it had such low miles I thought for sure I'd have it for a long time. Well 2 years later, it has 78,000 miles and it is breaking constant! Every month I have to bring it in to be fixed! At that mileage I shouldn't constantly be in the shop with it. Other cons are its tiny,puts a whole new perspective on "mini"van. Good luck putting anything in the trunk space. Also it has no trade in value at all. My vans exterior/interior is perfect,has lower mileage and I can't even get $1500 for trade. Trading it in tomorrow for a Honda Odyseey. Im so done with Kia's.They are sold cheap for a reason,you get what you pay for.


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Piece Of Junk
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kpow903
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This van is a complete piece of garbage! I have my 2003 for 3 years and cannot rely on it at all! The 3.5 liter V6 is quite possibly the worst engine ever made. Do Not Buy


Favorite Features

Nice looking interior but all cheap plastic.


Suggested Improvements

Burn them and start over


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BUYER BEWARE!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kreeate
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Despite spotty reviews, we bought our van in 2005 because of the safety ratings. I now feel sick that we wasted so much money on this vehicle! I drive very little so the mileage is still low and we kept up on maintenance. Despite that the power steering has had ongoing issues, no air conditioning, the power accessories don't work, the electrical system has issues, the drivers side window leaks, one exterior door handle doesn't work,the cheap foil covering the inside handles flake off and cut our fingers, and the transmission is now going out. Once we were driving and parts from the inside wheel started falling out and bouncing down the road. We have wasted thousands in repairs. Do not buy!


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