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#990 of 997 Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack?
Jul 13, 2010 (2:09 pm)
Searched this forum but did not find much information about other owners' experience with trailer hitch and bike rack for their Sedonas.
Can anybody recommend a particular product? Particular website for looking at different products? Etc etc.
Primary purpose for a trailer hitch on our 2006 Sedona would be for a bike rack. I haven't researched a ton yet, and am not sure if there are other bike rack options not involving a trailer hitch.
We have a flat metal grid platform (2 feet by 5 feet approximate) that connects to a trailer hitch, but have not used it yet. Seems it would NOT be a good candidate for transporting bikes -- not sure how they could be secured tightly.
#991 of 997 Looking at New Kia Sedona 2011- should I wait till 2012
Aug 31, 2010 (10:40 am)
I am looking at a new Kia Sedona 2011.
The 2011 has a new 3.5 v6 instead of the 4.0.
The new engine has better mileage - I think 18/25 vs 17/23 for the old.
My issue though is the styling.
The 2011 is a pretty much carryover from the 2010/2009.
But with Hyundai and KIA revamping its entire product line, I am guessing that the 2012 would get a complete redesign ... should I wait for 2012 or jump the gun with the 2011?
#993 of 997 Re: Looking at New Kia Sedona 2011- should I wait till 2012 [aa0526]
Sep 29, 2010 (7:12 am)
I don't know if Kia is ending production of the Sedona. Some articles say Hyundai's Entourage is the only one to be killed off and a redesign is coming for the Sedona. It is a good van for the money. Not the best but definitely the best bang for the buck.
I know my 06 has a 3.8L, I don't think Kia ever used a 4.0L
#994 of 997 any kia never again
Oct 05, 2010 (12:37 pm)
#995 of 997 kia engine problems
Oct 05, 2010 (12:44 pm)
We purchased 2008 Kia Sedona with 11,000 miles. At 18,000 miles started complaining about a noise. They changed compresser at 44,000. Noise was still there. I told dealer and took back 2 times about noise after that. Could not find anything, don't worry, it is written you have been complaining, we will take care of. Out of warranty and now they know the noise is a bad engine. Sorry, you are out of warranty. Each dealership is independently owed and Kia is not responsible for their actions. I should have driven 50 miles out of my way and tried another dealership was the response from Kia. I would never recommend their product.
#996 of 997 Re: The 2006 Sedona [beautalks]
Oct 09, 2012 (7:06 pm)
Was your wind noise with the side windows or the windshield? Thanks!
#997 of 997 Re: The 2006 Sedona [terendy]
Oct 09, 2012 (9:09 pm)
It was coming from the back door as well as we could tell. I loved this van, but the noises continue in the 2012 we bought. They took away a lot of the perks it had in the 2006, little things that meant a lot to us. It does have a lot more horsepower and is a pleasure to drive and ride in.
Sometimes the wind noise from the back window/door was so bad that we could not talk from the driver to the passenger and understand what was being said.
The 2006 was a wonderful car, though and we got a lot for the money. I wish we had kept it as a drive around town car. We only got $5500 trade-in for it.
There was NOTHING wrong with it except the 100K miles. Hindsight....