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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#15 of 54 Re: my accessories [conwelpic]
Nov 06, 2007 (8:53 pm)
sorry I didn't make myself clear, they weren't thrown in with the deal I just meant that I purchased these accessories with my new vehicle. However, I was very pleased with my purchase and the salesman was excellent, couldn't have asked for a better purchasing process.
#16 of 54 Accessories which I would love to see...
Dec 02, 2007 (10:04 am)
... a faux wood dash kit that could be applied to the dash with adhesive.
... seat covers that could be used with the seat-mounted side airbags.
... a cold air induction kit.
... body effects similar to those on the Rondo SX concept, especially the grille insert.
What would YOU like to see?
#17 of 54 Cargo Tray flexible enough?
Feb 01, 2008 (7:54 am)
I have the 5-seater and was going to get the cargo mat shown in the Rondo accessory brochure, but Kia says is not available (in the US) so I'm looking at the cargo tray. For those of you that have one, is it flexible enough that you are not fighting with it when you are using the under-floor storage spaces?
#18 of 54 Re: Cargo Tray flexible enough? [hopx4]
Feb 02, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Not sure what the difference is between the cargo mat and cargo tray?
I have the 5-seater and have the cargo liner which is available from the KIA dealers here in Canada. However, I got mine direct from Weather Tech (I believe they make them for KIA) because they offered them in three colours (gray, black, tan) where the dealer only has them available in black and I have a gray interior.
It is very flexible and actually quite light, we find that when we put in a carpet liner (4' x 6' trimmed) for transporting our large dog (we recline the second row for this) we don't have to remove it and causes no problems as the lip is flexible enough not to interfere. Great protection for behind the second row.
#19 of 54 Re: Cargo Tray flexible enough? [conwelpic]
Feb 02, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Conwelpic, I also use a carpet liner trimed to fit. I only have it behind the 2nd row (my basset hates to ride in the car) and it rolls up neatly to fit behind the 3rd row the occasional time that I need to use that row. When I fold the 2nd row forward, for longer cargo, I have a piece of blanket, also trimmed to fit, that when not in use fits neatly in the right rear covered cubby hole.
My big issue with the Rondo`s hatch area is that the carpet is all light grey, and is composed of a material which shows marks if an item is pulled across it (like a box). My old 98 Legacy wagon had charcoal-coloured carpet that was made of a far sturdier material and which showed no real wear even after 9 yrs of hauling that basset around.
And how are you finding the Rondo in your Ontario winter so far?
#20 of 54 Re: Cargo Tray flexible enough? [bgw]
Feb 03, 2008 (4:21 pm)
no problem so far, the Weather Tech cargo tray is behind the second seat for normal use, but when I transport our Golden Retreiver we put in the 4 x 6 carpet which works out great. It hangs over the back entry trim to protect it when loaded the dog.
But no matter what colour or material I had in the rear I would still cover it to protect it for use. I don't store the carpet in the vehicle, but just use it as required.
#21 of 54 Re: Rondo accessories [ramblin]
Feb 10, 2008 (1:38 pm)
Weathertech now has front and rear side window deflectors for the Rondo. These are in-channel fit. Getting ready to order a full set. $106.95 with free shipping.
#22 of 54 Re: Rondo accessories [ramblinmo]
Feb 10, 2008 (3:24 pm)
in Canada they are $136.95 for a set of 4 or $70.95 for front set only + $10 shipping. KIA window deflectors are $110.25 for a set of four. Weathertech does not used tape to fasten it in place but the KIA ones do.
I had mine dealer installed when I purchase my '08 Rondo EX
If you get them dealer installed at the time of purchase you get a 3yr/60,000km warranty vs the regular 1yr/20,000km. This applies to all accessories.
#23 of 54 Aux for I-Pod/MP3 in center console
Feb 27, 2008 (10:08 am)
Rented an 08 which had the Aux connection in the console, think I saw something on here about a difference between the 07s and 08s regarding this feature.
Thinking of buying a new 07 from a dealer near here.
My question is: Do the 07s have the Aux connection in the console ?? One I'm thinking of acquiring is an 07 EX V6 which has the sunroof and "uptown" radio option.
#24 of 54 Trailer hitch availability
Feb 27, 2008 (10:10 am)
U-Haul shows one in their catalog and Hidden Hitch, which also makes Valley Hitches, has one on their website also. So, they are readily available. U-Haul quoted $284.00 installed with all wiring ready to go for trailer.