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#349 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [kasikin]
May 23, 2009 (4:54 am)
I've had the cargo tray since owning the car 1.5 years ago. I rarely use the rear seats, so I like the tray because of its fit and look. No question it protects the rear floor very well. But I never found a place to stow it when the rear seats had to be used.
I also have had the bumper guard a while. It is vinyl. It is also absolutely necessary if you are hauling things and care about the exterior condition of your Rondo. That ledge will get nicked/scratched/dinged over time w/o the guard. Even if you personally are careful, you'll have lots of riders or helpers unloading who won't be.
#350 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [garnermike]
May 23, 2009 (5:00 am)
Thanks for the reply, that's what I suspected. I often end up with stray kids in my vehicle so it probably won't work for me.
#351 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [kasikin]
May 23, 2009 (5:37 am)
Hi Kaskin -
My wife wants to make a cargo type mat for the Rondo. She is currently using the one she made 5 yrs ago for her Element. She bought a 4 pack of those puzzle piece type floor mats at Big Lots for about $10. They look like these link title . They currently lay flat in the back in a double level. If we need to haul anything big, we lift the second row seats and lay a level of mats down. I'm not sure if it would work for the rondo because the space behind the third row is so narrow and we may end up with 4 levels of mats back there when the 3rd row is in use.
#352 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [garnermike]
May 23, 2009 (5:42 am)
Many thanks to everyone for the replies and reviews on the rear bumper protector. I'm going to be ordering one this weekend along with the mud guards.
have a great day/weekend
#353 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [trdsdd]
May 23, 2009 (6:26 am)
I got the mud guards too. The price range is big though. I got them for $17.xx per pair.
#354 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [tourist1292]
May 23, 2009 (6:29 am)
if you bought them online would you mind if I asked for the site? The cheapest I've been able to find was 29 per pair at savage in sinking spring pa.
#355 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [trdsdd]
May 23, 2009 (10:38 am)
I am not sure if I can post the site here. But it is kiacarparts.
#356 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [tourist1292]
May 23, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Thank you very much. There price is great and I bought them tonight.
Have a great weekend
#357 of 388 Re: 2008 Rondo EX V6 in Upstate NY [trdsdd]
May 25, 2009 (7:36 am)
That looks like it could make a pretty nice mat, let me know how it works out. It also looks like it could double as a sleeping pad.
Warning, this is off topic, but -
My 2 younger kids and I like to go camping. We have a big tent which is great but too much work for a one night trip, so we are going to try sleeping in the Rondo when we go for one night. We fit pretty nicely and it is fairly comfortable just on top of sleeping bags, but your idea seems like an inexpensive way to make it a little more comfortable. I bought these things called magna screens that allow you to leave the windows open for air while keeping the bugs out. I think I'm going to look into those mats before we go.
Enjoy your Memorial Day.
#358 of 388 2009 Rondo prices?
May 31, 2009 (11:04 pm)
My local area doesn't seem to have any '08 Rondos. I'm curious what people's experiences are with buying '09 Rondos? I would be looking at a 4-cylinder LX. Today, the local dealer was going for around $18K, but I did not make an offer, since I was unable to commit to buying right away.