2002 Kia Sedona LX from North America - Comments

10th Mar 2009, 05:37

Please don't waste your money on a Kia Sedona. No good deal to be had.

7th Jul 2010, 03:12

When people are writing reviews after 2500 miles, you really don't get any impression of the long term reliability. 2500 miles is like one week of driving. It would be interesting to see how this car holds up in the long run.

7th Jul 2010, 15:32

"2500 miles is like one week of driving."

Really? You drive 2500 miles in a week? That would be 357 miles a day, 10,000 miles a month and 120,000 miles a year. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but in order to drive 2500 miles a week, you would have to drive roughly 6 hours a day at 65 MPH every single day of the week.

The average driver drives about 15,000 miles a year. This would put the average number of miles driven per week at 312, which is a VERY far cry from 2500. If this person wrote a review when the car had 2500 miles on it, they owned it for about 2 months, not a week.

8th Jul 2010, 02:00

We operate a shuttle service, and our vans averages just below 2500 miles a week. I know this is far beyond what an average driver would do in a week, but this is the mileage we do.

For some time we tried to operate some Sedonas, but the reliability and durability of this van was so poor that we switched back to other brands. These vans were literally falling apart after 100K miles, comparing to a e-series Ford that typically can be driven well past 300K miles without any major mishaps. We have had e-series doing close to 500K miles before the transmission failing. Fortunately we had an exit in our leasing agreement, so we could return these vans after 1-2 years.

Another odd point: To our surprise we found the mpg of the Sedonas to be close to the e-series too, which really was a big surprise.

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