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#561 of 999 Re: I agree with uga91! NO DRIVER LEGROOM!! [andrewr]
Jun 02, 2006 (2:07 pm)
> The problem is when I am driving the seat must be all
> the way back to be comfortable - but for my wife, who is
> approx the same height as I, but with longer legs -
> finds the driver side too crowded for leg room and not
> at all comfortable.
> Has anyone else had issues with this besides myself and
> uga91 (post # 506)?
> Does the 2007 Hyundai Entourage (basically the same van)
> address this problem?
Yes. I have the same problem. Not enough leg room, and the left footrest on the driver's side is in the way. I cannot fit my big foot between the footrest and brake pedal to stretch!
Kia, fix this!!!!!
Irrespective of demographics that show that there is enough leg room for most drivers most of the time, no one wants to spend over $20K on a vehicle for their wife that they cannot really drive comfortably when they want or need to. I am 100% ready to buy, and after looking at all the mininvans, the only deciding factor for me is room for the driver. Grand Caravan barely works for legroom, but it does not work for headroom. Ughh.
Just BTW, Honda Element has the most seating room I have seen (except for some monsters like the Nissan Armada SUV), and it is quite versatile, so I bought one of those in 2005 while waiting for the Sedona. It works well for a second 4-person family car with a big husband. Only problem, gas mileage is bad. We are getting 20 mpg in town.
The Element has kept us going, but we are still itching for a full size minivan, as the Element is cramped for space on trips, and you can't seat more than four.
I was just getting ready to bite the bullet and buy a Kia for my wife when I noticed that the Entourage is out. (I thought I read in 2005 that Hyundai canned the Entourage in USA.) I'm hoping it is at least a little better than the Kia. The review below says that the Entourage legroom is not so good, but you never know. A review is sometimes nothing like a test drive, so off I go ASAP.
While headroom throughout the Entourage is more than ample, legroom in the executive chair isn't. After several hours behind the wheel I was wishing I could move the driver's seat further rearward, allowing a little more stretch, but alas the seat had already given all it had. In keeping with the leg-related lament, the foot-operated parking brake location conflicted with my left ankle.
#562 of 999 Re: I agree with uga91! NO DRIVER LEGROOM!! [philliplc]
Jun 02, 2006 (2:14 pm)
> i also found that funky dead pedal thing (left foot
> rest) a huge annoyance, cutting left leg room by several
> inches. anyone know if that thing is removable for
> taller drivers?
Yes, yes, has any tried to remove the driver's left
footrest thing? If so:
* How hard is it?
* Is it possible to put it back?
* What does it expose?
* Is it sharp and uncomfortable to rest your foot once
removed, or is it relatively flat?
* How much extra room is there between the brake pedal and
the exposed area?
* Can you then strecth your leg under the console?
This would be very helpful information for many people I think. So, anyone, please.
#563 of 999 Re: Sedona Leg Room [hrngffcr]
Jun 02, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Manufacturer information about legroom and headroom is dubious for several reason:
1) You don't know exactly the points they are measuring between.
2) You don't know if they are fibbing a bit.
3) You don't know how much extra room you may get from the give in the seat cushions.
4) You don't see other data like whether parking brake pedals or footrests or molding may be in the way of comfort, and how far you can streath your legs under the console.
5) Actual comfort depends on a particular person's actual proportions and other factors about them.
#564 of 999 Re: Capt RB [wolfman1192]
Jun 02, 2006 (2:46 pm)
This is something to discuss with your dealer. My doors don't lock automatically. I did add a remote starter though and that has a autolock available for when you leave the car...dangerous though if you fortget your keys!
#565 of 999 Re: Sedona Leg Room [biggity]
Jun 02, 2006 (2:49 pm)
5) Actual comfort depends on a particular person's actual proportions and other factors about them.>>>
Well said. I'm 6'3 and have room. But it really depends on the person's build and how they like to drive. Still, I'd like two more inches....but I'm still quite comfortable in the Sedona. Removing the footrest? Hmmmm. I suppose that could help.
#566 of 999 Re: Canadian Purchase [b9driver]
Jun 02, 2006 (11:50 pm)
I live on Long Island, NY and between visiting and calling contacted 6 dealers and not one had the Kia with all three packages in stock. Now the rebates and financing deals are not as good as the ones that expired 5/31/06. I own a 2003 Sedona EX that has given us 49k of trouble free miles except for two recalls that were fixed in a couple of hours. My wife and I love the 2006 and wanted to upgrade to it but I guess we will have to wait now.
#567 of 999 Re: Canadian Purchase [juicedup]
Jun 03, 2006 (9:56 am)
Major Kia on Northern Blvd. had plenty of loaded Sedona's a couple of weeks ago. I can't imagine they're all gone and no more came in.
#568 of 999 Re: Canadian Purchase [b9driver]
Jun 03, 2006 (12:06 pm)
thanks b9driver. I live on Eastern Long Island and didn't check Major. I went to Stevins,Atlantic,Autoworld,Eagle, and called Smith Haven and Sun. It would have been a good idea to check Major but my wife didn't want to go all the way to Queens. The incentives were excellent now it would cost me $1000 more plus a higher rate according to the Kia website. I feel like calling Kia to complain. Do you think that would help?
#569 of 999 Re: Canadian Purchase [juicedup]
Jun 03, 2006 (4:12 pm)
I paid under 28K for my totally loaded Sedona in glacier blue, with an alarm and remote start as well. Even without the incentive you can come close I think. They want to sell volume.
Ask for Lou and tell them Bob Brody sent you and I make 200 bucks for the referal if you buy!
Good luck...you can contact me for more info if you like.
Capt Robert B
#570 of 999 Thought I'd just make your day !!
Jun 04, 2006 (9:48 am)
For those of you who already own a new Kia Sedona, or those anticipating purchase of same, check out the article by Warren Brown in today's Washington Post !!! Never have I seen such praise for a vehicle as this !!