1999 Kia Sedona Review

1999 Kia Sedona Exec 2.9tdi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.9tdi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carCitroen Picasso

Summary:

Should be great, but is unreliable as an older proposition

Faults:

Power steering pipe (£150)

Hand brake cables (£180)

Alternator (£250)

Diesel pump (£300)

Healamp bulb (£200)

General Comments:

A superb car inside with a tremendous seating plan that allows the leather captains seats in the middle row to face backwards. This is what sold the car to me.

The car drives well and is very powerful.

Unfortunately, I have seen ludicrous garage bills on an almost monthly basis since 60k miles.

The dealers in Surrey are dreadful. They do not want to know unless the vehicle was purchased from them from new.

The parts are expensive and not usually available from a motor factor so leading to the main dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th February, 2004

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review