2002 Kia Sedona User Reviews

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    2002 Kia Sedona LX Review
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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

    Pros: Reliable, Roomy

    Cons: Nickle and Dime you for all the little things that break

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    2002 Kia Sedona LX Review
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    55

    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

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

    Cons: Could have Better Mileage

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    2002 Kia Sedona EX Review
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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

    Pros: very affordable up front

    Cons: 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

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    2002 Kia Sedona LX Review
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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

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

    Cons: 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.

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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

    Pros: comfortable

    Cons: blindspots

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    2002 Kia Sedona LX Review
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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

    Pros: fab on fuel

    Cons: none

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    2002 Kia Sedona EX Review
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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

    Pros: great gas mileage

    Cons: nothing

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    2002 Kia Sedona Review
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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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    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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    2002 Kia Sedona EX Review
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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

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

    Cons: there is no reason to not drive this car

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2012 Kia Sedona Reviews

    For Comfort, Safety, And Gas Mileage, I Wouldn't Own Anything Else! By Pollyanna

    This car drives well, is comfortable and easy to get in and out of, whic is huge for me, since I have arthritis. I feel a lot safer in this van, than when I am driving a compact or even a mid-size c... Read More

    2011 Kia Sedona Reviews

    Very Reliable And I Love This Van As Well As My Car. By PrettyBlack1987

    The best thing i like about the Kia Sedona Van is that everyone in my family have somewhere to sit. Although they fuss over who is sitting in the middle seat, at least now they have a seat to fuss ove... Read More

    Kia, Better Than Expected By Dalfane

    Great van with super comfortable ride compared to the other mini-vans out there. I have been a long time GM customer and have pleanty of friends with Toyota, Honda, NIssain then comparing options and... Read More

    2010 Kia Sedona Reviews

    Id Buy Another One By Ronnie

    this is a great family car that has loads of room and it can also carry allot. my ride form Philadelphia to South Carolina was so easy . the long ride never made me tired in it. the radio is nearly p... Read More

    2009 Kia Sedona Reviews

    Gret Family Car By SELLER1

    i like this van its great on gas, easy maintenance and just a all round great van...it has all weather tires for those horrible winter days or if you go thru the north part of america a good van for a... Read More

    New Kid Hauler By Steve

    It does not have all the features our old Dodge had. However the engine is better and the ride is nicer. Really good safety ratings. The warrenty is most excellent as well. Plus the price is very good... Read More

    2008 Kia Sedona Reviews

    Not The Most Beautiful But Very Pleased With Its Utility By Nibor

    Replaced a Mazda MPV that was a total loss after a shelter fell on it and I would say that I prefer the Kia to the Mazda even if the Mazda was a bit better looking. It's roomier, more powerfull, trunk... Read More

    Great Minivan By Dawny6

    Like it all - its a minivan - but is has great power and lot of room and options! Standard LX features include 16-inch wheels, roof rails, keyless entry, full power accessories, rear parking sensors,... Read More

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