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#501 of 567 Re: OTD [justynthyme]
Apr 06, 2009 (7:54 am)
I just purchased a brand new 2008 LX Sedona from Quirk Kia in Braintree MA. Full 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. The most incredible car buying experience ever, respectful salesperson and general manager! After having terrible experiences with rude salespeople and finance managers who, in the end, didn't have a vehicle we wanted or were trying to get us into horrible trades or financing (this is after explaining to them that we have cash and don't have a trade in), we went to Quirk and they gave us an OTD price of $17,100 (everything included) cash, no trade in.. Wow! No dealer came close in the previous 2 weeks. The deal clincher was the way they treated our family with genuine respect from the time we walked in the door. No fake stuff. Mr. Quirk runs a high volume business and they respect customers and try their best. While every other business is trying to raise prices because of the recession, Mr. Quirk is the model example of how businesses should try to beat it. Great service, great prices = increased sales and customer referals. If you go there, ask for salesperson Derek George and GM Jim Lewis. You can't go wrong with them. They were incredibly straight forward, respectful and laid back all at the same time. I want to thank Mr. Quirck. Quirk Kia ROCKS!!! Thanks to this forum, the members and Lavrishevo for all the info... Thanks Edmunds!!!
#502 of 567 Re: OTD [justynthyme]
Apr 07, 2009 (7:01 am)
Congrats! Enjoy your new van. Stay up on your oil changes and tire pressure, and be easy on the engine / breaks the first 5,000 miles. Keeps those RPM's low and you will get good MPG. Glad your happy with your purchase.
#503 of 567 2009 vs 2008?
Apr 16, 2009 (10:06 am)
Dumb question here. Are 2009 Sedona's on the dealer lots? Everything I see online (including Kia.com) refers to 2008 Sedona as the current model.
Reason I ask, I received some online quotes for an LX. I went into another dealership (one I didn't ask for a quote yet) to do a test drive on my lunch break. I mentioned I had some quotes already and when I told them the lowest one they said it must be on an '08 model since the 5k incentive is only on '08 models and I will have a hard time finding one. They then tried to say I'll be looking at something in the low 20's for an LX + Power Doors which seems a bit high.
I realize some of the online quotes might be to just get me in the door, but I was confused over the 2009 talk.
#504 of 567 Re: 2009 vs 2008? [bosmike]
Apr 16, 2009 (7:27 pm)
Yes 09's are on the lots. I just took my 06 in for a tranny flush today and saw a few 09's. I also noticed they dropped the Sticker MPG to 16 / 24 from 18 / 25
#505 of 567 2008 Kia Sedona EX w/power pkg, cross bars
Apr 24, 2009 (9:59 am)
I just bought a 2008 black Kia Sedona EX w/power pkg, cross bars, <100 miles new. Purchase price was $19,300 plus ~$500 doc fee & TTL, no additional markups or other crap dealers like to throw in and they waved the costs of their "desert protection package" and tinting so no arguments were needed there. Plus I rec'd Edmunds TMV on a trade-in. Dealer was Peoria Kia in Arizona, salesperson was the internet sales manager. Pleasant experience, no problems on the deal -- my conscious will be clear when I give them a 10 on their performance rating. But as a caveat, I had called/talked to almost every dealer in Phoenix so they knew I was prepared and knew of the standing offers from other dealers and already walked away from one. I didn't need financing either. (Peoria Kia has an identical black 08 Sedona left but it has these outrageously fancy chrome wheels on it.) There are still many 2008 EX Sedonas out there in Phoenix that IMHO you should be able to get for $18,500 plus doc fee & TTL (plus options). The trade-in offers varied from totally unreasonable to close to Edmunds TMV -- really need to be prepared to fight on this stuff. BTW the black color with alloy wheels and dark tint actually looks pretty sleek. The kids calling the van the Batmobile already. P.S. Be careful and check the sales tax they calculate on your purchase (due to different accounting of the cash rebate).
#506 of 567 Re: OTD [justynthyme]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:46 pm)
What was the base price for OTD of 17,100?
#507 of 567 Re: OTD [bikash007]
Apr 25, 2009 (5:47 pm)
I know the msrp was $25,400. I think the Emunds TMV what people are paying for the van was $20,000 the day before we bought the car. I hope this helps you. I think I got a good deal because no other dealer could beat it and the other dealer who came closest at $17,700 told me to go for it and he told me Quirk was giving me an incredible deal.
#508 of 567 New 2008 Kia Sedona LX with options
Apr 25, 2009 (10:45 pm)
I purchased a new 2008 Kia Sedona LX with DVD, power doors, roof fails and carpeted floor mats for a OTD price of 20,000 in CT. The sales tax here is 6%. I called all the dealerships in CT. Most of them quoted me a price between 23,000 to 25,000. The 2008 LX models with 5K discount are running out. Only 2 dealerships had the Red exterior and Beige interior I was looking for. The dealerships did not show much eagerness to negotiate. What do you guys think? Is it a decent price? I have seen people getting better prices in the forum. Has anybody gotten a better price in CT recently?
#509 of 567 How good is Kia Sedona?
Apr 28, 2009 (2:00 pm)
I got a good deal for 2008 LX Kia Sedona for 20K out the door with DVD, power doors etc. I like the price. A comparable Honday Odyssey was coming to around 32K. I am about to sign the contract tomorrow. But I am a little bit concerned about overall Kia quality. The other cars I drove in the past are Mercedes and Toyota. Both proved to be great cars. I need a van to accomodate the growing family and Kia Sedona fits right into my budget. But I have a nagging feeling that I might be compromising the safety of my family by buying a cheaper brand. What do you guys think? How would you compare the overall quality between a Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona? Is it a huge difference? Is the difference merely in the brand name? Anybody in this group drove a Kia for several years?
#510 of 567 Re: How good is Kia Sedona? [bikash007]
Apr 29, 2009 (2:03 pm)
Well if u have driven a Merc/Toyota before--then u will be definitely disappointed with Kia Sedona.Only attraction --low price.Other than that Sienna/Odyssey are much superior.And if u drove Toyota before--U will not like the Odyssey either.Odyssey has lots of road noise,,u can feel every bump on a rough road and taut steering wheel but more sporty ride than Sienna.
A sporty rough ride --go with Odyssey or else plush,smooth ride --go with Sienna
Sienna has a very quiet,plush comfy ride and more reliable than Odyssey.
But definitely---Both the Ody and Sienna are far superior to Sedona in ride,resale and reliability.
If u have 20k to spend-buy a used 08 Sienna with less than 20k miles and buy an extended Toyota warr. for 7yr/100k miles...There are screaming deals out there for 08 Sienna minivans...That would be my choice..