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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan

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Very good value used
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By wildkard58
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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan LX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought a 2008 Kia Sedona LX (no options) in November 2011 for $12,600 CDN.
The car had 38,000 kms on it with full bumper to bumper warranty until September 2013.

I've had it for 17 days now with 1,000 kms put in.
The V6 engine is the same as the Hyundai Genesis' V6 - smooth with plenty of power.
The Sedona is a very good highway cruiser:
quiet, comfortable and decent gas consumption.

In the city, the suspension will tell you every bump in the road.
It doesn't handle as well as it's competitors but that's not saying that the Sedona handles poorly.
It is car like in handling but not as good as it's competitors.

Base LX model is pretty loaded.
Very good minivan for your money.


Best Features

Base LX model with no options comes with many standard features. ALL windows are POWER, including the sliding door windows and the "chicken wings" in the back. Tri-zone ventilation is a luxury feature - very convenient. Throw in there the rear parking sensors and you have a loaded van at a base model price.


Worst Features

Interior materials and finish give a "cheap" feeling. The steering wheel and the stalks feel like something used in an entry level compact car while the seat materials feel upgraded. Gives a mismatched feeling for the interior.


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Kia Got it Right
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By Damned_Right
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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan LX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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The soccer mom meme doesn't apply. There's nothing "mini" about this van. It is as solid a beast as any pick-up truck, IMO. The versatility is amazing, converting it from a hauler w/ the rear seats down and the mid seats folded fwd, to a comfortable transport for seven. Everything is where it needs to be - cup holders, nooks, comfortable seating & decent mileage. My only gripe is AM radio reception which is limited to only local broadcasts - no distant stations can be rec'd where any other radio would, easily. Not sure if this is just my Sedona doing this, or others have similar issues.. Would be curious to know, if it can be fixed. Note the newer Sedonas no longer use in-glass antennas.


Best Features

Versatility, comfort, very strong drive train.


Worst Features

Fix the radio issues, if they haven't been already.


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Trip Car
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By Colorado Mountaineer
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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan LX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We selected the Kia over other makes result of maintenance reviews. Our 2008 Sedona has 39,000 ( used)is a great van with plenty of space and lots of comfort for our family. Took road trip of 3.000 traveled wonderful. 25 mpg on road. Easy to drive and plenty of pep. The seats are very adjustable with good support. Lots of storage in cabin and rear of two back seats. Air and heat in compartment very good and door windows give lots of air inside.


Best Features

Storage,inside seating space and seat comfort. Driving ease, power and styling. The warranty is good too. Great family car with all the toys and safety built in. A lot of car for the price.


Worst Features

Really NO suggestions. The Sedona is outstanding van.


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Very Noisy Cabin
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By R.S.
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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The ride is rigid and the cabin is extremely noisy (unlike other reviews seen here). Other than that it is a decent, practical vehicle but is is hard to get past the noise.


Worst Features

Quieter and needs a better console design


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Surprisingly Great Vehicle
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By Tom
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2008 Kia Sedona Minivan EX 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought the new 2008 Kia Sedona in June 2009 and got an excellent deal. My wife and I were skeptical about a "foreign" minivan until we test drove it. We got the EX for the leather seats and other upgrades. As our first "foreign" vehicle, the car exceeded our expectations. Acceleration is excellent, interior fit and finish outstanding. Gas mileage could be better but since we only travel 5000 miles per year, it's not a problem. Interior cargo space is plentiful. We almost bought a Town & Country prior to test driving the Kia and we made a great decision. We hope Kia continues to produce excellent vehicles.


Best Features

Comfortable seats (leather), smooth ride, quiet interior, cargo volume, acceleration.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage; more safety features (blind spot warning, etc.; better audio system


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