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#325 of 388 Great, GREAT price for a great vehicle
May 01, 2009 (7:17 am)
I own an '07 Rondo LX (17K miles now), and have noticed that I can get a 2008 now for $14k locally. But the price you paid for a V-6 EX is truly a steal!
I haven't had a single thing go amiss with mine since taking delivery in Oct. 2007. I paid $16K. I still don't think I'd opt for the V-6 because my mpg has gotten significantly better since passing 15K miles (general driving now up to 26.5 mpg), and, for some unknown reason, the car's acceleration has gotten better.
Just added the Kia aftermarket roof crossbars 'cause, unlike most of vehicles I buy, I have no plans to replace this Rondo for a good while. Maybe the best car I have owned in terms of overall room, drive quality, and mpg. And I've owned some 25 cars (mostly new) in my life so far....
#326 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Mass [bosk]
May 06, 2009 (5:45 am)
All I can say is "wow". Congratulations on scoring an awesome deal on a '08 EX V-6!
Clearly even though I only paid ~74% of MSRP for my '08 LX V-6, apparently that was still too much.
Oh well...live and learn.
So far we're still pleased w/the car in any case.
#327 of 388 08 Rondo LX V6 w/ third row and a few little extras
May 06, 2009 (8:11 am)
6% sales tax, $15.5K OTD
We like it, great grocery getter!
#328 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Mass [bosk]
May 10, 2009 (12:40 pm)
We've narrowed our search down to a Kia Rondo or a Mazda 5, and are really leaning hard toward a 2008 Kia Rondo. Would you mind if I asked the dealer that still had 5 EX's with 3'rd row left. We'll be in the Mass area in a week and I'd love to pick one up for even close to the price you got. We're in central new york, and I'd have to do some things with temp tags and etc, but it would be worth it for us.
#329 of 388 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY
May 14, 2009 (5:32 am)
We're buying a 2008 EX V6 Urban Gray/Gray with 3'rd MSRP 21895 for 14,395 + TTT.
I think it was the last one that they had with 3'rd row. I'll check for sure on Saturday if anyone is interested. Just post a reply if you are, and I'll get the info when I'm there.
#330 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [trdsdd]
May 15, 2009 (9:57 am)
A look at kbb.com for a used 08 rondo with average miles shows a trade in value of $8500 for the LX auto version (msrp $18500). This is what the 09 bought new will trade in for in about 12 months. I doubt if a $21000 msrp model has a 08 trade in exceeding $10000.
Even 5000 off msrp is nothing to write home about on these vehicles. Depending on whether you can pick up a new 09 18k model for $13000 or less, you may want to consider the M5,M3hatch, Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix.
#331 of 388 NEw Rondo 2008 LX
May 15, 2009 (3:41 pm)
I was quoted $11,700 + TTL for a new 2008 Rondo LX automatic V4, with those following options : CONVENIENCE PACKAGE BUMPER STEP PROTECTOR CARPETED FLOOR MATS CARGO TRAY WHEEL LOCKS ( MSRP $19200). Please let me know if this is a good deal? Thanks alot
#332 of 388 Re: NEw Rondo 2008 LX [rondo2009]
May 16, 2009 (5:37 am)
There are about 300 or so messages in this forum the last 3 years. It is not very active. You may want to just read the last 20 or so messages. If you could do the 09 for $13000 or so I would go there.
#333 of 388 Re: No 2008's left in my area [rondolover]
May 16, 2009 (8:11 am)
Sorry for the late reply.
The dealership I walked out of was one who had replied with a 'quote' for a 2008 with a third row seat through Edmunds. When I got there they had none on hand, said they didn't even have any 2009 on hand with third row but they could find one for me. I was not going to deal with them after their dishonesty to start so, as I said, I walked.
Two other dealerships also said there were none in the area, neither were willing to negotiate a deal on a 2009. (one even said 'here's the deal I can give to you!' and quoted me sticker price. When I pointed that out he said he couldn't negotiate on a 2009 Rondo, but maybe I'd be interested in a 2008 Sedona).
I got so frustrated with the dealerships/salesmen I jumped to the 'other' car discussed as very similar on this forum. Happy with my choice so far.
#334 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [jfritsch]
May 18, 2009 (3:22 pm)
After buying the M3, Vibe or Matrix, another $13k will buy a Smart Car so that a total of 7 people can be transported. The Rondo 3rd row is both suprisingly comfortable and ez to use compared to the RAV4, Outlander or even larger 7 pass. vehicles. We have used ours with good results. Or for cargo, the Rondo can carry more than any of the others mentioned. There is nothing good about buying a vehicle at a good price that doesn't meet the buyers needs.