Today is October 27 2008, I bought a 2004 Sedona LX in 2003, have 58,000 miles. I only change the oil every 5000 miles, I use the Walmart crap oil, only changed the air filter once. I use it every day to haul a construction trailer. I speed, I brake hard, I run over curbs and I have never cleaned the inside.
Aside from a cracked windshield, and a radio that quits working when I eject the CD, I must say it has never quit working. Hell even the original Yokohama tires made it far past my expectations.
I recommend this vehicle knowing that the statistical data is on the side of the consumer. Like this... One out of a hundred Kias will fail, six out of a hundred Fords will fail, 8 out of a hundred Chevys will fail, and 9 for Chrysler.
I will be buying a second Sedona for giggles this month... Oh, my Mom's 97 Sephia is still going strong.
I have a 2004 Sedona EX with 103,000 miles on it. I bought it used in 2006 with 57,000 miles on it. I have not had one single problem out of this thing and will drive it for another 100,000 plus.
The only thing that I've had to do to it is put a set of tires on it, replace the battery, and replace the crankshaft control sensor. The part was only 80 bucks, but cost me 300 in labor to put on. I can't complain only having to spent 385 bucks on it in 3 years, pretty darn good if you ask me.
I would recommend to anyone to buy the Sedona, it's a great reliable car. My only complaint is the gas mileage, the best I've gotten out of it is 18 city 21hwy.
I have a 2003 Kia Sedona and have had multiple problems over the last few years. It now has 150K. Bad struts, water pumps, front wheel bearings, hood rusting away, rear coolant lines rusted away, transmission is acting up. Now the crank shaft position sensor is dead. Parts are expensive and due to poor design, requires many hours and $ to replace. I will not buy another Kia.
Most of these complaints sound like average wear on a vehicle that has 150K miles on it in less than 6 years. That is a lot of mileage to put on a car in such short amount of time; things are gonna break and need replacing.
I purchased a used 04 Sedona in 06. I have done the brakes, timing belt, tires, etc... That is all regular maintenance on the vehicle. I did have the wheel bearings replaced right after purchase, but the dealer did it at no charge. And the engine mount was replaced as well because they noticed a crack in it. But I have had no problems with the dealer or my vehicle.
If you live in certain areas, extreme heat or cold, mountains and such you should be prepared to have more than normal wear on your vehicle. Especially brakes and tires. I would buy another Kia Sedona anytime.
I love my vehicle, and as long as it is properly maintained, I have had no problems.
I have 2 Kia's, which one is a 2004 Kia Sedona. It has 205,000 miles on it and we have never had issues with it. We have regular maintenance on it. Just had the mass air flow sensor on it replaced and it runs great. Depends on how one drives and how you take care of your vehicle. Right now, the van will be babied until the 300,000 mile mark. I won't get rid of it until it dies.