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#26 of 35 roof rack crossbars
Jul 18, 2007 (6:42 am)
Anyone have any success or even strong opinion about how to remove the crossbars on a 2005 Sedona roof rack? I seldom use the rack, and if I do, I know in advance. I'd like to take them off entirely and even on long trips just stash them inside in case I need them. I have to believe they're worth about 2 mpg at US highway speeds.
Recent trip with a couple of long highway legs -500 miles each, this Sedona with 27K miles got about 20 mpg highway with four occupants and probably 300 pounds of "freight". Speeds usually at or just over 70 mph and fairly distributed terrain. Not that bad for what came to about 6000 pounds all together.
Also, this van has been through the "rotor wars" and the last dealer warranty service the rotors were replaced with what they claimed to be the "new" type not as prone to warping. Pads were changed, too. No expense to us. No problems at all with shudder or apparent warping and under these conditions, with a couple of "immediate action required" braking incidents. I'd have expected trouble as before. None.
#27 of 35 Re: bug shield [popup_tower]
Jul 18, 2007 (8:26 am)
Don`t know if it saved gas or not.But i thought it looked better without it.Also i don`t think it stop bugs,they still got on the windshield.
#28 of 35 After market auto dimming mirror?
Jul 18, 2007 (8:26 am)
Does anyone know if an auto dimming mirror with temp and direction indicators can be installed in a 2007 Sedona? We didn't think of looking for that option when we bought the van but sure do miss it. I spoke to our dealer and he said Kia doesn't offer one but I don't know if that means one can't be installed (either by them or another mechanic).
#29 of 35 Re: After market auto dimming mirror? [rv365]
Jul 18, 2007 (9:30 am)
The auto dimming mirror and garage door opener is on the EX models.The compass and temp is on the upper consol on the EX model.Maybe you can retrofit one to your van.
#30 of 35 Re: Power door addon [typer_801]
Jul 21, 2007 (2:26 pm)
I just bought a black loaded 07' EX. Awesome van - Has anyone ever put on the 3m clear film paint protection kit? Just trying to get feedback on them.
#31 of 35 Re: Power door addon [soderholmd]
Jul 22, 2007 (2:29 pm)
I put the 3M clear film on my bumper. It wasn't a kit but came on a 4" wide X 12' roll. Went on easy and only can see the edges. I would use it again.
Dec 08, 2008 (9:47 pm)
I'm looking for a good place to buy genuine KIA accessories for my 08 Sedona. Anyone have any recommendations?