2008 Kia Rondo Overview

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2008 Kia Rondo Overview

Except for the addition of a standard MP3 audio input jack and the deletion of a cassette player, the 2008 Kia Rondo remains unchanged in its second year on the market. This font-wheel drive crossover competes directly with the Mazda5, though critics say it doesn't match that car's style or performance. What it does offer is a spacious interior and versatile cargo and passenger configurations.

The 2008 Rondo comes standard with two rows, with the option to add a third row. While the second row offers more than 38 inches of legroom and slides forward and back, the third row is more suited for kids. Both rows fold flat and split-fold, and the front passenger seat also folds flat for up to eight feet of storage space. Two-row vehicles also feature under-floor storage compartments. A standard roof rack provides more space.

Both LX and EX trims come with a choice of a 162-hp, 2.4-liter I4 and 4-speed automatic or a 182-hp, 2.7-liter V6 and 5-speed automatic. Both transmissions feature Sportmatic shifting. The LX starts drivers off with 16-inch wheels, full power features, front and rear power outlets, and a CD player. The EX adds some flashier touches, such as chrome exterior accents, a leather wheel and shifter, 17-inch wheels, remote entry, and a CD player that's MP3-compatible. The 2008 Rondo earns four and five stars in crash tests, thanks to standard ABS brakes, stability control, dual font-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, and a tire monitor. It also comes with Kia's 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.

The crossover wagon gets praised for its easy car-like handling, quiet ride, and roomy comfort, and its high safety record scores points with the families it's targeted at. Negatives include its undistinctive looks, minivan styling, cramped third row, and lack of a manual transmission. Some find the lack of sliding side doors hinders access to the third row.

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Serpentine Belt Replacement

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Just recently I had a person tell me my left tail light was out but that my brake lights and turn signals worked. Replaced the bulbs and nothing, check the fuse (10A) in the interior panel and it was ...

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our kia rondo 2008--low mileage-- was stolen in memphis tn. The police have not been able to find it. Any suggestions? It was silver color

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The radio in my Kia Rondo seems to be stuck. I just bought it. I turned the tuner to a station I liked. Got in the car later and none of the buttons will work. Everything is frozen. Did I hit some...