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#869 of 999 Re: I Felt That 2007 Sedona Engine/Gas Pedal Difficult To Control [dongliu]
Feb 23, 2007 (9:15 am)
its true, i think dealers like to move the higher trims.
when i was shopping for an LX ODY, there did appear a shortage, and there were a few stories from various dealers they were in short supply. but, peeling the onion, they were there, quite a few of them actually when we looked closely.
some dealers were hesitant to put the lower trim units out curb-side, and one dealership truely had no LXs to speak of, but they were there in the network of dealers in all colors and interiors.
we thought this is funny, there just shooting themselves in the foot. there are customers who understand an LX is the same vehicle as the EX-L, but without the luxury of the auto sliders, faux leather, matching color door handles and alloy rims. there are some people that just don't value that stuff highly.
i ended purchasing from a dealer that proudly displayed the range of trims. and i got it configured just the way i wanted it...no dealer add-ons. no muss, no fuss. nice transaction.
you can get the vehicle you desire, but it may require a little effort. hopefully you live in an area where you can test drive the ODY and SIENNA and maybe the KIA (again) you are thinking of back to back.
if your wife is the decision maker on this, then she should be test driving the vehicles and determining if the important features to her are in the car.
toyota makes things a tad tricky with lots of options and option inter-dependancies, so find out what your area can actually acquire, and determine what features you really want and need.
but do get some time behind the wheel no matter what you plan to do. and if the process starts getting out of control, just slow yourself down. i presume you have the luxury of time on your side. say for example your wife thinks she's going to deliver any day and feels she NEEDs a van to carry the newborn to the diaper store. trust me, you can get little ones into a 2-door while your backs are still good.
#870 of 999 Re: Squeaky sound near passenger's seat when the whether is cold [smiller]
Feb 23, 2007 (10:11 am)
I just called my dealer. He said that the sound may be from the break system which is expected to go away when it is tuned up. But, it squeaks only when the vehicle is moving. I think I need to see them before the whether warms down.
#871 of 999 Re: I Felt That 2007 Sedona Engine/Gas Pedal Difficult To Control [dongliu]
Feb 23, 2007 (2:46 pm)
My wife started out wanting nothing to do with Kia, because back in 1999 we test drove a Kia Sephia which left a terrible impression on her. This time, we started looking at CUVs and some minivans. She didn't want to drive an Odyssey like all her friends do. She is coming off of an '04 Sienna so that was out of the question. We came down to '07 Nissan Quest or Hyundai Entourage, which I rooting for based on my '99 Sonata experience.
Wife only grudgingly agreed to a test drive after I showed her Sedona and Entourage are almost identical twins, but the '06 Sedona cost $6000 less for the same top-of-line trim.
Well, we bought the Sedona and the wife is very happy with it. She even perfers the styling a bit better than the Entourage.
#877 of 999 Reconsidering Sedona. Can I Pick One With Linear Acceleration?
Mar 05, 2007 (7:28 am)
Two weeks ago I posted a message describing my test drive with 2006/2007 Kia Sedona. Both my wife and I felt that the Kia Sedona's non-linear gas pedal/engine response makes Sedona uncontrollable. Thus we did not want to consider Sedona.
Thanks to all the experts and experienced Kia drivers on this forum, I knew more about the throttle mechanism on Sedona. Now for non-technical reasons, I want to reconsider Sedona, or even include Dodge Grand Caravan (shudder!).
My question is, is this throttle response difference from car to car? Is it possible for me to pick up a Sedona that has linear throttle response? Is that mechanism adjustable by dealer?
#878 of 999 Re: Reconsidering Sedona. Can I Pick One With Linear Acceleration? [dongliu]
Mar 05, 2007 (1:28 pm)
I was use to driving a truck with little power and now with the van it has pedel responce,but I'm use to it now.