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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#370 of 409 Re: 2010 Rondo [gened1]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:32 am)
yes this same question is being discussed on another forum also, but the Korean factory built 2,853 Carens/Rondo's in July for export (don't have August figures yet), so something must be happening.
But like you I can't seem to find anything anywhere on what the changes for 2010 Rondo are going to be. KIA said they are going to change the whole lineup by 2012 and by that time the Borrego will be the oldest vehicle in the pack. You would think there would be hints of some changes as you seem to know all about the other models.
Own: 2008 Rondo EX, 2.4 for 22 months
#371 of 409 Fuel filler lid
Sep 10, 2009 (6:09 pm)
i just noticed that some of the other Rondo have a lockable fuel filler lid (close flat and has to be opened from inside pulling a latch), but mine is not lockable.
is this new to the 09 model or is it only available to certain trim?
09 Rondo EX 7-seater I4
#372 of 409 Re: Fuel filler lid 
Sep 11, 2009 (1:39 am)
I have it on my 07 EX V6.
#373 of 409 Re: Fuel filler lid 
Sep 11, 2009 (2:31 pm)
the lockable fuel filler lid was opened by pushing a button on the drivers door, this was only on the '07 and '08 models. It was changed to the none lockable type for '09.
'08 Rondo EX, 5-seater, 2.4L (Canadian)
#374 of 409 Re: Fuel filler lid [conwelpic]
Sep 12, 2009 (8:15 pm)
i wonder why the change.
i'm not able to find a lockable cap from Canadian Tire, any recommendation?
#375 of 409 Re: Fuel filler lid 
Sep 13, 2009 (8:47 am)
they keep changing bits of things each year - but why they go backwards is beyond me! The '07 was the best equipped model for the little things.
Can't help you on a lockable cap, but there is other auto stores besides Cdn Tire. What's the dealer say? I've never had the need for one, even all my other vehicles that had non-lockable cap covers - never was an issue.
Canadian - '08 Rondo EX, 2.4L
(when is this site ever going to get upto date with other forums and allow signatures and profiles that show up with each posting - its the only forum that I belong too that is so backward in this respect - its a pain! They said over a year ago it was going to change but nothings happened yet!)
Oct 29, 2009 (8:06 pm)
as of the end of September '09, the only models made at the China factory are the Pride (Rio), Cerato, Forte, Optima, Carnival, and Sportage, no indication yet on the Carens.
#378 of 409 Re: Fuel filler lid [conwelpic]
Oct 30, 2009 (12:23 pm)
I am not sure if 07 or 08 models are better in the US. Here are the main feature differences that I consider important:
07 Rondo has:
Glove box light
Better cup holder
08 Rondo has:
Aux audio input
Anyway, the 09 model seems to be the worse among the 3. Nevertheless, new features are added to the 2010.
#379 of 409 Cold Air Intake
Nov 02, 2009 (5:50 am)
Does anybody know of a supplier for a cold air intake for the Rondo?