2002 Kia Sedona User Reviews

2002 Kia Sedona Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Theron writes:
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comfortable

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blindspots

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The Sedona Is A Very Well Built Van Roomy Except For Lack Of Truck Space — car runs well with high octane fuel the trim work is very flimsy the front splash guard has issues it allows water to splash the engine ive had to do multiple repairs due to the issue also the rear coolant pipes rust out at an accelerated rate

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Terry writes:
2002 Kia Sedona LX Review
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Reliable, Roomy

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Nickle and Dime you for all the little things that break

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I'm Going To Miss It — I was terrified having bought my van when it had 50k miles on it and having done Zero research. But in the 8 years I had it, it only left me along side the road once. I was terrified due to all the issues I read that they had.. Common issues that transmissions... A/C began leaking into the first year. I never fixed it and never found the leak. I did a LOT of heavy towing with the van with an overloaded Popup Jayco. I also had my KTM 400MXC on a trailer hitch rack. I've read that the Transmissions on these vans are infamous. I never had one issue. I did have issues with the sliding door rollers.. Even had a door fall off once and gouge the heck out of my paint. The lever that opens the back hatch broke around 100k miles and most annoying the latch on the driver's side broke causing me to have to roll down the window and open the door from the outside. I never had an issue with overheating, which apparently is a common issue. At 60k miles I had a wheel bearing go out and it was my first realization that NO ONE, other than online carried parts for these cars. I had to order a new spindle and bearing set online and have it shipped to me. EVERYTIME I had new tires put on the van the tire shop would break a nug nut post. At first I was pissed because I thought the tire guy was just an idiot. After the 3rd set of tires I realized they're just junk. In all the time I owned my van, I never did anything but put tires on it and change the oil.. Well and the occasion windshield wiper. I got 20mpg consistently. I really wanted to change the wires, but at $160 per side, I never did. Sadly, my van was recently totaled by a snow plow at 145k miles and I'm sad to see it go. It, apparently, was the only non-lemon of the bunch.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pitusa writes:
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Great Handling,Comfortable,Love Sunroof/Moonroof,Plenty of Storage Room.

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Could have Better Mileage

Pitusa
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Overall This Is A Great Family Car Very Reliable & Great Power For A Van. — Not much, surprinsly great handling for a minivan, hugs the road & keeps me in control at all times, feels great, comfort levels are great with the Captain Bucket seats & 3rd row,everyone gets a seat & when not traveling with entire family the 3rd row folds down for extra storage,we loved it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mandi writes:
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fab on fuel

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none

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You Need A 7 Seater? Buy It! — xcellant car, great value for money, excellant on diesel and very fast mover. seats are all spaced out equally leaving plenty of space all round. cant fink o fanythin else to say am just filling in the gaps so there!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeanni writes:
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great gas mileage

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nothing

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Great Van — i love the kia it is a good van it gets us where we have to go. very good running van.i am about to get another one for the family we got coming. we have a total of 10 kids.  it is the best and fun car to drive or ride in

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lamarf writes:
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Not As Cheap As I Thought — Bought new as it was only mini-van I could afford. Have had all the typical sedona problems. Broken door handles, failed alternator, crank shaft issues, rust issues, etc. I will probably not even consider another Kia.

Owner for 5 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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LornePark writes:
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An Okay Vehicle, With Somewhat Costly Maintenance — Great Price, but lots of expensive stuff can go wrong that shouldn't, and doesn't fit under the warranty. Just after full warranty expired, the A/C compressor seized. Rear Heater hose corroded out after one year. Corroded out again two years later. Allow wheels look terrible once the protective film wears off. Wish I had known it had a rubber timing belt that would need changed every 60000 miles, at $500 each time!

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ohgawd writes:
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very affordable up front

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expensive as hell to keep fixing everything.  three broken door handles, a broken driver's mirror (never bumped).  paint chipped & peeled as soon as paint warranty expired

ohgawd
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Kia? Never Again — Overall this car was fine for the first year, then things started happening. The dealer we bought it from went out of business, then the next closest one to our home also went out business. now I have to drive at least 20 miles for any service. however, service at the dealer is so expensive I try to do most of it myself. almost all the interior and exterior parts are made from very cheap plastic so i have had to replace door handles and trim and many things keep breaking. this van is now 10 years old and we only have 70K miles but it looks like it has 300K. very unhappy with this van, never going to buy a Kia vehicle ever again

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Kurttb1 writes:
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4

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Lots of fun to drive not just a van,  it's a powerhouse of fun,  jets thru traffic

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My engine died on me, and that was a real bummer, cause I like the van so much wanted to keep it, but it was shy of the cargo space I really wanted.  Needed more chrome.

Kurttb1
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I Liked My Sedona As Much Or More Than Any Other Car Or Van I Have Ever Owned. — Not enough cargo space when using the rear bucket seats also I would rather have the 3 individual seats in the middle rather than just a bench seat for two. Great Acceleration, braking and handling. Felt safe and enjoyable to drive. I was getting 20mpg in our rural town. It was amazing.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Is a good car you dont even feel it when you accelerate

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there is no reason to not drive this car

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Good Car. Mini Van — I like that the car is strong it have 195hp 3.5L engine and is V6 and it has a good stereo, it has rims not cups. it has leather seats, air accondicioner in the front and back of the car, it has A/C System and Airbag in the steering wheel and Electric Windows

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Kia Sedona Reviews

Kia By infinitymotorsportsllc

Well rounded van that can take care of the whole family's needs. Weather it's running around town or long trips, this mini van can take care of all your needs. With good gas mileage and a very powerfu... Read More

Get It Or The New Models By Zak

With a 195hp this thing has some get up and go. I really like the performance cause the handling is alo really nice as well. It is a very fun car to drive. The only thing I could say thats bad is the ... Read More

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2004 Kia Sedona Reviews

Pretty Good By Daniel

Fine car drives vary well, but it is not vary good quality build, but it was cheap to buy, so it ads up. i think, it is one of the best looking 7 seaters ther is but that is something you can judge yo... Read More

I've Recommended It To 2 Friends Of Mine - No Regrets By IvoNedev

Very well put together, lots of power, easy to use, easy to drive, average on gas. Had the cat replaced @ 99000km (but covered by warranty), the electrical on the dashboard had to be fixed (again warr... Read More

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2005 Kia Sedona Reviews

Great Family Van By machadomoney

we love this car. Its great for family trips, shopping around town, taking our children to their extra activities that are after school. This is one of the best vans we have ever owned. What can I... Read More

Terrible Van, Stay Away! By Bazkaz

This was the worst vehicle ownership experience of my life. Purchased the car with under 90k miles on it and sold it before it hit 100k when the engine was dying. This mini-van will drain your bank ... Read More

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2006 Kia Sedona Reviews

I like the fact it gets me back & forward to work & my kids to school. it a smooth ride & my kids think it's ok but they want something better. they don't like the color(Gold)& the fact that it looks ... Read More

Great Van By captinkenz

Has more power than I expected. The van seems to be well made. Quality parts/plastics. Good gas mileage for the size of the vehicle. Big mirrors. Braking is O.K. I like the looks for a mini van. Very ... Read More

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2007 Kia Sedona Reviews

Nice Van With Very Few Problems By JesusisKing

Nice van for the price on sticker, just bought a honda odyssey for less then our kia cost though. noise is not to bad but can be a nuance. over all a very nice car. lllll lllll lllll llllll llll Read More

If You Gotta Drive A Mini-van, This Is The One! By scarbsteve

We drove this car to Nashville on a college visit and to Calgary to visit family. The DVD and sound system entertained on the multi-day trips, with wireless headphone technology, no less! With the lug... Read More

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