by rockscryout on Jan 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Over 180,000 miles on this van and still going.
I keep changing the oil and it keeps going!
I've had to replace the water pump twice and the coil packs went out so we replaced those.
Air conditioner worked well up 'til last summer.
The suspension doesn't seem to be that great and I haven't sprung to replace the struts although the van needs it-- but really, how many more miles am I going to be able to put on it?
I'm really happy with it over all.
by russ75 on Jun 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Kia new in 2004 and have riven it for over 133,000 miles.
Overall the car has performed well without unreasonable mechanical problems; except, the lines for the rear heater have rusted out twice.
The first time I paid over $600 to replace them and Kia just said, "Gee, I am sorry to hear you had that problem."
Reviews that criticize
Kia for not doing something better for their customers are correct.
Also the rear window defrost has failed.
I have not experienced any problem with rust on my Kia and I live in Michigan.
As my car has aged, in the recent months it has experienced a series of problems; for which I am considering replacing it. Everything gets old eventually.
by frugal_driver on Aug 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have previously posted here as FRUGAL DRIVER (see below). This van, bought in 07 with 64K, is still going strong as a half ton hauler and work van. Today its going 750 miles (and back in three days) in my wife's hands to take KID MARK I to university for the first time. Had a/c fixed--damage inflicted on a hose by an idiot.
Now that the OBAMA CAFE rules have effectively removed small pickups (Chev 10, Ford Ranger)
& the old vans (ASTRO etc) from the US market, what are you doing to drive?
This van will haul a half ton well.
It takes abuse if you maintain it well. Drive it gently.
This vehicle was originally built as a light truck for the S. Korean Army (02-06 model). Its tuff.
For 2004, the Sedona has a revised grille with a larger logo. The EX model has a new alloy wheel design, while the LX has redesigned plastic wheel covers. A center tray table with cupholders is now standard on both EX and LX.