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#344 of 567 Re: 07 Sedona: when? [dbt]
Nov 24, 2006 (10:01 pm)
The "Sedona 06+" forum is back - between Oct 20,06 to Nov 14,06 there were no messages. The host said something about going to other Kia forums??? and there was no message box available during that time. It really bugged me it stopped accepting entries and I would check it out now and then.
I've entered some posts regarding the 2007 Kia Sedona Base which is the SWB.
So go to the 06+ - there needs to be more messages from the people that were on it. AND anyone new.
#345 of 567 Beware of West Palm Beach Kia
Dec 11, 2006 (6:42 pm)
I was ready to purchase a Sedona LX model from West Palm Beach Kia on the last day of November. I had done plenty of research prior to entering the agency. However, all the salespeople kept trying to push an EX model, although all our budget was more attuned to the LX.
To make a long story short - the Sales Manager ended up being extremely rude and nasty (in front of my wife and 7 year old son), basically called me a liar in front of a bunch of people and couldn't understand how I could turn down his "incredible" offer (which was significantly higher than discussed with the Internet Manager). For the past two weeks I have attempted to meet with the General Manager to discuss, but he refuses to return my phone calls and emails.
Finally, I have contacted Kia Customer Service Headquarters in California this afternoon to report the behavior of this dealership. Although I know that every dealership is independently owned and operated, and that they have little ability to directly affect an individual dealer, I hope that Kia leadership can have a chat with the owners of the dealership to at least offer an apology.
Will post if anything comes of it.
#346 of 567 Re: Beware of West Palm Beach Kia [touchofgrey]
Dec 12, 2006 (12:24 am)
simply put.............walk away. Remember the old saying 'customer service'????? Given the warranty issue with kia, ie that they do not actually honor the warranty, without a fight that is!!!! your first point of contact will always be the dealership, and if that was your first impression then do yourself a big favor, walk away. There will always be another dealership...........with customer orientated staff!!!!! Good luck
#347 of 567 How's this price look??
Dec 18, 2006 (8:55 am)
I absolutely loathe buying cars, simply because I always end up wondering if I got the best deal. This forum is great, and it appears to me like the dealer could do better on this price...your thoughts appreciated!
2006 Kia Sedona LX
Selling Price: $24,450
Florida Tire Fee: $5.00
Florida Battery Fee: $1.50
Pre-Delivery Fee: $499.00
Sub Total: $24,955.50
State Sales Tax: $1547.33
Total Cash Delivery Price: $26.744.83
Down Payment: $3000
Kia Rebate: $2000
Total Down Payment: $5000
Balance to be financed: $21,744.83
My bank will give me a 6.5% loan for 60 months, so dealer financing isn't an issue...
Any help appreciated.
#348 of 567 Ah...forgot to add:
Dec 18, 2006 (9:02 am)
The price of $24, 450 includes adding leater seats, which they are valuing at $1250.
#349 of 567 Re: Ah...forgot to add: [scootzeagle]
Dec 18, 2006 (1:38 pm)
...that really does sound high to me for an LX, even with leather seats. I really, really think you can do better. Around here (in Kansas City), '06 Lx's (without leather) can be purchased for around 19K, and slightly used for $17K. I wouldn't pay more!
#350 of 567 Re: Ah...forgot to add: [joanc]
Dec 18, 2006 (3:19 pm)
Hello Scott - Dealers here in PA are advertising LX's with no extras for 18,974 for after all rebates/incentives. So maybe start there, plus cost for your leather? I took in the Edmunds invoice pricing, and my dealer was cool with that, just had a "marketing allowance" of a little over $400 that checked out to be legitimate. Even if it wasn't, I am not against them making a few bucks, just not taking me for a ride. Lastly, don't get too caught up in getting the "absolute best deal". I got the best deal I could get at the time, and a month later, the rebates were better. Good luck!
#351 of 567 Re: Ah...forgot to add: [joanc]
Dec 20, 2006 (8:13 pm)
We just test drove a brand new 06 LX at our local dealer.It was a nice shade of blue(I think Glacier blue is the name),and it really surprised us.We loved how the car ran,and the price seems good for what you get for features,and safety equipment.
The salesperson quoted us $20500 for the car,and taold us they could take our Subaru Forester that we are leasing,and have 9 months left on as a trade-in,and they will give us enough to payoff the remainder of the payments,and the residual.
The salesperson claims the price they quoted is $700 under invoice plus the $2000 rebate Kia is offering.How does this deal sound?I know Kia Country is selling at $18300 on ebay,but we live in MA,and the possible savings may not be worth the long trip,plus I am a bit skeptical about the deal they are offering on ebay.
How will the Kia compare to our Subaru which has been nothing short of flawless for the 27 months we have owned it?How is Kia for standing behind the car,and thier warranty?
We are confused as to what to buy,as we ave options of really good deals on Chryslers due to my employee incentive program,and there seems to be a lot of used certified pre owned Hondas around here in our price range.Thanks in advance.
#352 of 567 Toyota is CHEAPER THAT KIA
Jan 01, 2007 (2:37 pm)
I was sold on Kia, until I stumbled on their current financing deals, which end tomorrow.
Toyota is currentlyt offering 0.0% financing for 60 monhts on 2006 Sienna's. What does this mean, well it means that if you geta Sienna CE OTD for $24K with worth $20,690 today, once you consider the "free money" versus 6% financing.
Sue, the LX has a couple features teh CE doesn't, so what I will tell you is spend a little more and upgrade to a LE Sienna - you will still spend less and get a better car because of the financing. Do the math, get a Sienna, get the financing, and make out like a BANDIT!!!!
#353 of 567 How did I do on my new Sedona
Jan 05, 2007 (7:21 am)
We recently picked up a new 06 Sedona.
We got the deal for 17,000 no other fees, doc fees, processing fees etc. With trade-in(got within 100 bucks of kbb trade-in value) and some cash down we floated the remainder of about 10k for 5.8% 60 months.
I feel pretty good about this deal, I had three salesmen made at me so thats probably a good sign.