2002 Kia Sedona LX from North America
You get what you pay for. If you leased it you probably did well. If you bought, Ouch!!
Replaced grille 4X due to paint peeling, Finally got it right with new design.
Headlights need to be replaced every year.
Rear windshield wiper arm replaced 2X.
Windshield wiper gear.
Rims replaced due to pitting 2nd set now pitted.
Timing belt $900 plus.
2 front windshields, the first one broke after 2 days of ownership.
Stereo unit didn't work on delivery.
Rust on the back latch which was caused due to a defect in the lack assembly, refused to be covered by the warranty.
It needs the power steering rack replaced at a cost of $1300.
I have a friend with the same vehicle, but has 1/2 the km's. He had to replace the anti-freeze line to the rear heater, fortunately for him it was under warranty, cost $1100+.
As this vehicle is paid for and has 165,000 km I don't feel too abused. I would have expected it to last longer with less major repair work. My prospects for this year of the Sedona are not to last much longer than 5 or 6 years no matter how far you drive it.
I wouldn't think many 2002 Sedona owners would ever consider anything else from Kia. I know I certainly won't.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th March, 2006