Last post on Oct 21, 2007 at 4:00 PM
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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#48 of 51 Re: MoneySense [medicineman]
Oct 20, 2007 (2:52 pm)
However, only the six-cylinder EX Premium and Luxury models offer the third row of seats.
they didn't read their brochure very closely as it was available in the EX premium 4 cylinder for 2007, and now thats been explanded to the standard EX model for 2008. Its only the LX model that does not have an available 3rd seat.
It really bugs me when these people write an article and make statements that aren't accurate
Oct 21, 2007 (1:19 am)
A positive review from About.com. It's another one of those "great utility and value, not so great performance and looks" reviews--in this case, the reviewer loved the space and versatility, but thought it wasn't much fun to drive.
#51 of 51 Re: My review of the Kia Rondo [doohickie]
Oct 21, 2007 (4:00 pm)
"WAY too much body lean!"
That is completely the opposite to my experience. We have had our 2007 Rondo EX V6 Luxury 7-seater for over 2 months now and it handles as well or better than our 1998 Legacy AWD wagon, which we traded on the Rondo.
I feel that the Rondo is quite athletic and moves exceedingly well for a vehicle in it's class and it's size. A 2007 Caravan we test drove had lots of body lean, but not the Rondo. My family and I just got back from a 700 km (450 mile) trip a few minutes ago, loaded with luggage, and loved the Rondo's composure in the twisty bits.
Maybe the rental Rondo you drove had been hard-driven by prior customers?
Plus, the steering feel is practically perfect! Of all the cars I have ever owned, only the Rondo comes close to having perfect steering feel. My 91 Civic Si (bought new) comes close, but not quite. I have driven WRX's, 911's, even a 1969 Lotus, and have to say that not only is the Rondo's steering feel fantastic for it's class, it is fantastic, period.
Just my experience.