2002 Kia Sedona Reviews - Page 17 of 26

2002 Kia Sedona LX V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carToyota T-100 4WD SR-5

Summary:

A good value if you can avoid getting overcharged by the dealer as I was

Faults:

Windshield developed stress crack, starting at edge of windshield, then extending rapidly across over half of the windshield.

General Comments:

The seats are very comfortable - a plus for long trips. They are rather high, however, even at the lowest position, which is fine for my wife, but positions me so that my line of vision is above the top of the windshield.

The ride is very smooth and stable, but the handling in corners and on slippery road isn't the best.

One of the best cars I've owned with regard to front-end alignment. It has stayed in line since we bought it.

The transmission shifts somewhat roughly, but has the admirable ability to downshift when I brake on a downhill, then upshift the minute I give it some gas.

Overall, the van has performed well so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th December, 2003

2002 Kia Sedona LX from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Very poor service

Faults:

No heat was coming into the car even though we could hear the blower working. It happens sometimes, but not all the time.

When we took it in for repair, the mechanics could not find anything wrong with the heating system. We have had the car in to the dealer 5 times and it still isn't fixed. We bought the car in May, 2002 and started to have this problem in September, 2003. We might be driving along with the heat on and all of a sudden, there is no heat coming into the car. The windows fog up or frost up, so visibility is a big problem. We live in an area that gets a lot of cold and snow, so we need a reliable heating system. We also have a disabled child who cannot be chilled. KIA refuses to make this warrantied repair.

It wasn't until our fourth visit to the shop that we were offered a loaner to use for the week or so that our car was there.

When we took the car in for repairs to the heater the first time, they found that the transmission needed to be replaced. They did that work very quickly and with no questions. We don't understand why they won't replace the heating system.

General Comments:

We are extremely angry at KIA for refusing to make the necessary repair to the heating system. We are also angry at the dealer, who, we feel, should make this repair anyway. At least one of the mechanics witnessed the heater not working.

The excellent warranty sold us on this car, along with the low price. You get what you pay for. The service for this car is very poor. We will not buy another one.

The heating system and the transmission should last longer that a year and a quarter in a brand-new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd December, 2003

2002 Kia Sedona LX 2.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.9 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired44 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carKia Sedona

Summary:

Kia! A heap of junk don't buy

Faults:

The Common rail system failed twice. Kia exchanged the car for a new one in 2003, but this car covered on 400 miles before the same fault occurred.

General Comments:

Seriously unrealiable and poor value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th December, 2003

2002 Kia Sedona LX Standard V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Standard V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30450 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

Very average vehicle; questionable value even at its discount price

Faults:

Within two weeks of purchase, the air conditioning stopped working completely.

The cup holder for front seat passengers broke within the first year, after minimal use.

The vehicle stalled and would not restart, which took the dealer three days to diagnose and fix.

General Comments:

The Kia Sedona has a poor turning radius.

It is a glutton at the gas pump.

Road noise is more perceptible in the cabin than when new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th November, 2003

2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Silhouette

Summary:

An excellent bargain!!

Faults:

Arm rest on one of the back seats came loose and had to be re-tightened.

General Comments:

The KIA Sedona is an excellent van. We have had excellent service from it. They only thing we have had to do to it in 27,000 miles is change the oil and tighten one arm rest.

We bought the van because of it's low cost and because of the 100,000 mile warranty. We have been very pleased with it.

We love the options we have. We love the sunroof, all power options, and the dual sliding doors. All of the options are wonderful and work well.

We have gotten all of our service from the dealer we bought it from. It is Hudiburg Kia in Tulsa Oklahoma. They have been superb. We have been very pleased with them.

I would recommend this van to anyone who wants a low cost, reliable vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2003

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 87 reviews