Gentlemen;Yesterday I took a Kia Sedona EX V6 for a test drive and was impressed. Having been in the Aftermarket parts business for 35 years I would never have thought to look at this vehilce for my personal use. I'v been a fan of the big three Detroit manufacturers. Living in Canada during the cold winters, do you percieve the Sedona to be a vehicle really worth purchasing.Thanks for the information..... Ralph, Calgary, Canada.
Country: CanadaMake: KiaModel: Sedona EXEngine: 3.5
Just test drove a 2012 Kia EX V6 Sedona. I was impressed with the drive and performance. Being in the aftermarket parts business for 40 yrs I have stayed closer to the Detroit Big Three for personal purchases. Is a Kia a worthwhile investment. I need something reliable and for long term service. Min 8 yrs. Is this a good purchase or am I better off with a different brand.
Thanks for the help with this.
Hi,how are you?the sedona is a great vehicle with a really good mechanical history behind it. The customers that I have that own these vehicles have just had minor issues nothing out of the norm brakes,belt ,ETC. I live in Mississippi and the vehicles that I see here from the north of course have a lot of rust build up,but you would really be in that situation with any vehicle you purchased due to the winters. I would recommend this vehicle as it is solid mechanically and the body holds up.Also Kia offers a very good power train warranty that is normally 100,000 miles .XXXXX XXXXX41040.534300544
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The Sedona comes with the 3.5 271 HP engine that gives you the power you need in your climate and equipped with the ant-skid four wheel ant- lock power distribution braking system that will for sure help in the ice and snow. In the event of a accident it is equipped with air bags through out side,curtain,front,and rear. The 3.5 engine is a very durable engine however have the timing belt changed between 60,000-80,000 miles because this is a interference engine.
17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.