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#808 of 999 Re: Just test drove the 2007 SWB Sedona [alltogetherook]
Jan 10, 2007 (5:11 am)
I've owned a 2007 Hyundai Entourage since Thanksgiving, I love it. The Tranny shifts so smooth. Carpeting seems like it wont last to well, i bought extra floor mats. The dealer rebalanced all four 17" Michelins that had vibration at 73 mph, they are perfect now (the dealer has the "ROAD FORCE" BALANCE MACHINE)This van has a lot less body roll than my 1999 Plymouth grand voyager.
I'd be interested in a Kia or Hyundai SWB minivan If it came with automatic climate control, and if all three door were powered.
This van barely fits in my garage! But I love it
#809 of 999 Re: Just test drove the 2007 SWB Sedona [alltogetherook]
Jan 10, 2007 (1:32 pm)
my experience is that I never have enough room
#810 of 999 Re: 3.8 engine noises [redptc]
Jan 12, 2007 (4:56 pm)
This noise is related to the lifters on the vehicle and also do to the fact that the oil filter is up top as oppose to a bottom or side mount. Nothing to worry about it just takes pressure to build up make the sound go away or the vehicle to warm up. But some people will never understand....
#811 of 999 Re: 3.8 engine noises [ralow]
Jan 12, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I`am taking in my sedona next week to have this fixed.The dealer said it has to change the timing chain tensioners.The engine has to be removed to do this.I`ll let you know how it turns out.I`am the first one this dealer has to do.
#812 of 999 Re: 3.8 engine noises [redptc]
Jan 23, 2007 (2:49 pm)
Got the sedona repaired last week. Took about a day and a half to fix.The dealer changed the timing chain tensioners,changed the oil and put in fresh anti-freeze.Sounds good now.Great dealer in central ohio.
#813 of 999 Re: 3.8 engine noises [redptc]
Jan 24, 2007 (2:05 am)
I have a 2007 Entourage with the same engine, and the same lifter rattle upon start up for about 30 seconds or so. I'd rather live with the noise than have it torn apart. UNless there is some sort of mandatory TSB, but with a 10 year warranty why bother?
Jan 26, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Any thoughts on this? We may end up trading in our 2002 EX and buying a new 2006 in the next week or so. I haven't done the research yet on all the differences between the 2006 EX and LX. Dealers seem to have plenty of LX but very few EX. My preference would be EX, but willing to consider LX because of the lower price. Dealer is offering to do aftermarket leather and heated seats on an LX. They have one with the Power Package which would be a must-have for my wife as we are moving up from the manual sliding doors of the 2002 Sedona EX.
I'm sure the dealer would love to unload a 2006 LX and I won't be pulling the trigger unless the price is definitely 'right' which in my mind would be $7000 off MSRP. We haven't gotten into numbers yet.
Dealer let us take home the 2006 for the night, which was a nice touch.
Normally I sell my outgoing vehicle privately, but we may trade in our 2002 EX for simplicity and because I don't know how long it would take to sell it privately. We'll see tomorrow what the dealer's appraisal is.
#817 of 999 Buying a new 2006 Sedona built in Nov. 2005
Jan 27, 2007 (2:41 pm)
The 2006 Sedona EX we are considering purchasing at a local dealer has a build date of Nov. 2005. Is this one of the earlier 2006 units that were built? It seems like it, although I don't know the production date range of the 2006 model year Sedona.
My preference is NOT to buy a vehicle that has been on the lot so long -- in this case, more than a year.
Any thoughts on what problems the early 2006 units exhibited vs. the later 2006 units?
What advice does anyone have with purchasing this vehicle? My initial thoughts, if we decide to buy it, are to have the dealer do the following:
1. Oil and filter change -- van has only 550 miles but the oil is more than a year old.
2. Perform all open recalls.
3. Address any TSBs that I want handled before we take delivery. I'm not sure if dealerships will actually do this sort of warranty work prior to customer delivery.
In particular, I'm concerned about the vibration at highway speeds that so many owners reported on this board. Is there a TSB that explains how the dealer can fix this problem?