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#5 of 44 new discussion
Apr 17, 2007 (2:32 pm)
sorry to go off topic but I would like to create a new discussion, but can't seem to figure out how you do it (new to the site), could you help?
#6 of 44 Re: new discussion [conwelpic]
Apr 17, 2007 (5:24 pm)
Welcome to the site and go Here to start a new discussion!
#7 of 44 Re: Kia Rondo suggested improvements [ramblin]
Jun 16, 2007 (11:01 pm)
After 3 days with my 5 passenger EX with Premium Package I suggest Kia needs work on the following:
1.Better contrast on the stereo display - larger EQ display listings. The stereo unit is a major visual disappointment.
2.Satellite compatible stereo needed
4.Sunroof wind deflector
5.The remote transmitter on the Key Fob is a bit weak
6.Better dealer support making options known, i.e. Cargo Cover
7.Privacy glass even is it is optional (should be standard in the EX model)
8.Other than the above, it is a well thought out and executed vehicle. Very enjoyable so far!
2007 4 cyl, 5 seat EX with Premium package
#8 of 44 Re: Kia Rondo suggested improvements [ramblin]
Jun 17, 2007 (5:36 am)
Telescoping steering wheel and better driver-side armrests!
I love my Rondo, but I'm 5'6" with short arms (at least, short compared to some of you 6-footers!). No matter how I configure the seat and steering wheel, my elbows don't reach the armrest while I'm driving, which makes for very tiring long drives.
Anyone have any suggestions on anything I could buy or make to alleviate this?
#9 of 44 rear seat air conditioning
Jun 17, 2007 (5:50 am)
I forgot to mention in my previous post--my kids complain that in the back seat (the second row of our 7-seater), whoever is sitting in the middle gets blasted by the air conditioner while the two in the outboard positions sweat and swelter, as does anyone in the third row.
I know there are ducts under the two front seats, but for the life of me, I can't feel anything coming out of them. Is there a special setting to make them work, or are they not for air conditioning?
#10 of 44 Rear shoulder belts
Aug 07, 2007 (7:46 am)
Does anyone else have trouble with the rear shoulder belts running directly across your neck? My stepson and I are both about 5'8" and it hits us both in a horrible spot!
#11 of 44 Re: Rear shoulder belts [notinks]
Aug 07, 2007 (10:18 am)
is that the second rear seat or the 3rd rear seat?
#12 of 44 Re: rear seat air conditioning [taximom5]
Aug 12, 2007 (7:05 am)
I haven't spent any time in the back, but I think the only air outlets for AC is the vent in the rear of the console between the front seats. They have up/down, left/right, volume adjustments.
You might be able to use the floor vent adjustments on the front selector dial to get air out of the floor vents, but the front seat occupants will roast.
#13 of 44 Re: Kia Rondo suggested improvements [taximom5]
Aug 12, 2007 (7:11 am)
I miss my armrests from the Sedona. They weren't that comfortable, but at least the Sedona had them.
Suggestions? I would try a stout pillow or a covered piece of firm foam between the front seats. It won't work for me, because I never go anywhere without my coffee and the pillow would be in the way all of the time.
#14 of 44 Re: rear seat air conditioning [ramblin]
Aug 12, 2007 (3:18 pm)
according to the owners manual (page 4/63) if you use the Bi-level setting your get air flow through the console ducts as well as the floor ducts under the two front seats this is in addition to the dash vents and front floor vents. Page 4/62 shows the various configurations depending on the setting.