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2006 Sedona "Lemon"
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By jwmrjm
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Within a few weeks the transmission went out. The technicians had difficulty diagnosing the problem before deciding to order a new transmission from Korea. Two "loaner vehicles were provided. Both of these Sedona’s had electrical malfunctions. The fuel pump has been replaced. The intake air system has failed. The tire pressure sensors have failed. The horn has failed and Kia installed the "wrong" replacement making yet two more trips back to the shop. The vehicle has spent 1/4 of its life in the shop. Kia has failed to honor terms of extended warranty contract. Do not buy Kia.


Best Features

Purchased for size practicality for a family.


Worst Features

Do not purchase a Kia.


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Best bang for the buck
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By Beth
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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If you are looking for the best value for your dollar, this is the ticket! Why pay thousands more for other brands with the same features? This one provides quality at a value price.


Best Features

Great torque - plenty of giddy'up!


Worst Features

Interior noise sometimes a bit much - make sure you test drive on uneven surfaces to see if this bothers you.


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Much better than I ever expected
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By typer_801
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Saw all the great press from the car mags, consumer reports, IIHS, etc. and then saw the massive incentives and really incredible prices at the end of the year... they seemed too good to pass up. We wanted an Odyssey, but, even at invoice it was $6-7K more than the Sedona. That pushed me over the edge and we decided to give Kia a chance. So far it's far exceeded my expectations. While not perfect, for what we paid, we have no complaints.


Best Features

Great warranty, comfortable and spacious interior, attractive styling, loads of standard equip (auto dimming mirror, fogs, dual power seats), Manu-matic gear selection, leather wrapped steering wheel, power venting third windows.


Worst Features

Improved fuel economy, crisper upshifts/faster downshifts from the transmission, more 2nd row seating options (like the Ody), make power sliding door standard on the EX, get rid of the woodgrain on the dash of the grey interior cars.


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Went from Honda to Kia
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By db1959
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I had an Odyssey from 2003 to 2006 and bought a 2006 Kia Sedona in late 2006. It had 4500 miles when I bought it. I like the comfort and ride, both compare favorably to the Odyssey. Recently while driving the driver's side view mirror fell out and was broken upon impact with the street. I had never had any contact with the mirror or its housing. The dealer first told me it would be covered under warranty but after it was replaced he called up the VIN and noted it had been put into service on 6-21-06 and as such fell out of the 12 months so wanted $42 for the mirror. And they did not take American express so they took the mirror back. Made for bad PR IMO.


Best Features

Great ride, very smooth and powerful. Nice design both exterior and interior. Good price especially compared to Honda.


Worst Features

Better bracing for the center console as drinks tend to shake while driving. Some front view restricted by posts. Rear back up warning system not too reliable and too loud.


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What a great car!
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By jenean
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Wonderful vehicle. I got rearended in this vehicle and the insurance company had to total it but I walked away without a scratch on myself or my son who was sitting in the passanger front seat. Very safe car. I highly recommend it. We liked it so much we went and bought a 2007 EX.


Best Features

I am short so I liked the way I sat in the car and could see over the hood easily, also no blind spots. Loved the center table in the car and all the drink holders.


Worst Features

Only suggested improvment would be to put a stablizer bar on the table in center so it doesn't jiggle.


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