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Kia Sedona, Van
#451 of 567 Re: Pricing for 2007 EX w/ Power, Luxury, and Ent. packages [typer_801]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:38 pm)
The resale is exactly what I was afraid of, and that's why I traded mine so soon and got back in a Sienna. My 9 month old Sedona was valued at the same amount as the three yr.old VW Passat that I'd traded the year before! Crazy! I figured it would only get worse, so I went ahead and traded it, which was crazy in and of itself, but I got a Lifetime Warranty on the Sienna, and it gets much better gas mileage than the Sedona did. I had a much better experience with the Kia dealership; the salesman was great; in fact, I wish the ones at Toyota were more like him. I just prefer the Sienna. It's what I had before the Passat, and it's what I like.
#452 of 567 Re: Pricing for 2007 EX w/ Power, Luxury, and Ent. packages [siennami]
Jan 14, 2008 (7:04 pm)
I think what it boils down to is if you plan on keeping a van for a while and are not looking to trade in every other year. If not then the depreciation does not really matter much. I plan on getting my moneys worth and driving this thing to the ground.
#456 of 567 Re: Pricing for 2007 EX w/ Power, Luxury, and Ent. packages [typer_801]
Jan 15, 2008 (7:59 pm)
We own an '07 Honda Odyssey. Love it. Need another van, can't afford another Ody, so looking at the Kia/Hyundai vans.
Rented a '07 Sedona LX from Enterprise in summer of '07 to drive from LA, CA to LV, NV and back. Surprise, we loved it, it was great transportation for our family of 4.
So here at the new year '08 I considered buying one, and just about had myself talked into it. Except, dealers in our area still want too much, given the instant drastic depreciation.
And the new and used Ody's from Honda dealers are also too expensive for us, so I will have to wait and watch prices.
#457 of 567 Re: deals [lavrishevo]
Jan 17, 2008 (2:59 pm)
I called around today and asked for a new 2007 LX with power sliding doors and roof rack. They all told me MSRP $25,490 and offered me $3000 below invoice. Edmunds is telling me $23,980 invoice for this car, so minus $3000 makes $20,980. Since I saw this post saying $19,200 paid for this car without the power doors, I figure right around $20,000. So I asked them for $19,000 to see what they would say. I'm waiting for a couple of call backs, but one guy told me straight out that he just could not go below invoice, and another told me $21,414 was his best offer.
What are you guys saying to get $19,500 (or $20,xxx with the power doors)?
#458 of 567 Re: deals [galatea]
Jan 17, 2008 (7:48 pm)
Incentives are less for the 07's compared to when I purchased my 06. I think the Sedona is catching on more now I see a lot more on the road now compared to 8 months ago. Probably getting close to 21k for power doors on the LX.
#459 of 567 Re: Pricing for 2007 EX w/ Power, Luxury, and Ent. packages [egkor]
Apr 08, 2008 (12:08 pm)
You can use the low resale value to your advantage. Just switch it around in your mind. I just got a fully loaded 2006 EX with 18k miles for $17.5K and loving it so far. You won't find as many EX's for sale though so you have to be on the lookout.
The only problem is the 10/100k powertrain warranty is not transferable. Resets to 5/60 for subsequent owners. How stupid is that?
#460 of 567 Re: Pricing for 2007 EX w/ Power, Luxury, and Ent. packages [cokekiller1]
Apr 12, 2008 (1:55 pm)
What, no 10/10000 transfer....
...yet one more way for Kia to GET you!!
I've had my '07 since Oct 1st. Now it is an EX,but in exc condition and only 4000 miles - drum roll please - current value...only $13500 on trade!!! I can't even trade the #*! thing in!! I hate the thought of having to deal with a lawyer for the whole lemon law issue, but it's quickly becoming my only option (read my posts on mileage and brake issues if you want details).
My advice...........DON'T DO IT!!! Buy a used Odyssey or even a used Grand Caravan first. You'll be doing yourself a favor and saving yourself a lot of grief and frustration in the long run.