Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM
You are in the Kia Rondo
What is this discussion about?
Kia Rondo, Wagon
#5 of 54 Re: Appreciate it, but... No luck [conwelpic]
Jul 25, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Last time I looked, the dealer didn't carry them. Still couldn't tell from Kia parts USA.
Thanks for the other links, will give them a look.
#6 of 54 Cargo Area Covers for Rondo with 3rd-Row Seat?
Aug 24, 2007 (4:14 pm)
Yesterday, we bought our Kia Rondo, with nearly ALL available options, including the third-row seats. One major reason we chose it was because it has much more "workable" third-row seats than any comparable vehicles (many are accessible only to contortionists), and it has ample leg room in the second row for our growing 12-year-old; she absolutely couldn't fit comfortably in the back seat of our Kia Rio.
However, we immediately realized a problem: there is no cover over the cargo area. If we'd bought the car without the third-row seats, we would have had a cover. While there are several "hidden" compartments, they are very tiny (not even enough room for our first-aid kit), and we're concerned about leaving anything visible in the cargo area.
We'd really like to find one or two after-market cargo-area covers that could be used in both situations: to cover the tiny cargo area that's available when the third-row seats are up, OR to cover the larger cargo area that's available when the third-row seats are folded down. If anyone finds such a product, let me know (mark welch at mark welch dot com). Thanks!
#7 of 54 Re: Cargo Area Covers for Rondo with 3rd-Row Seat? [markwelchca]
Aug 24, 2007 (9:14 pm)
markwelchca, have you checked out this thread yet?
Security Cover for 7 Seater Rondo
As far as I know, there's no simple way of adding a cargo cover in the seven seater without doing this installation.
#8 of 54 7 seats & sunroof in 4 cyl
Oct 05, 2007 (8:29 pm)
According to Kia USA, the 4 cyl is not available with either 3rd row seats or the sunroof. Both of these seem to be available in every other country. Anybody know the real scoop? I don't care whether it's EX or LX as long as it has these 2 options. I would prefer an EX as leather seats are easier to clean if you have grublets.
#9 of 54 Re: 7 seats & sunroof in 4 cyl [jessinpgh]
Oct 08, 2007 (10:46 am)
I have the LX 4cyl with the 3rd row. According to the brochure and website, the EX 4cyl does not have the 3rd row option, but this may have changed since the brochure was published. Also, the sunroof is only an option with the EX version through the "premium package" (which also includes the infiniti sound system). You can always install leather aftermarket on the LX, but it wouldn't have the heated seats.
#10 of 54 Re: 7 seats & sunroof in 4 cyl [jessinpgh]
Oct 08, 2007 (3:21 pm)
I would hang on till the 2008 models are available in the US, here in Canada we've had 2008 models since mid-August and KIA Canada has expanded the line up over last year.
We have the EX available with a 4 cylinder with or without a 3rd row, and either with or without leather. Heated front seats would be standard in either case. The LX does not come with a 3rd row or many other options. Also new is black cloth or leather but only available with selected exterior colours.
Oct 29, 2007 (2:22 pm)
I recently bought a Kia Rondo with a roof rail and am looking for some suggestions for an alternative to the dealer supplied cross Bars (suggested MSRP, $ 200). Also, if anyone has a suggestion for me for the Roof box, then that'll be helpful before I go out to buy these 2 things.
#13 of 54 my accessories
Nov 06, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Just purchased a 2008 Rondo EX with the 2.4 and got the following accessories with it:
- window visors (4)
- rear bumper protector
- all weather floor mats (3 piece)
- hood protector
#14 of 54 Re: my accessories [conwelpic]
Nov 06, 2007 (6:22 pm)
That's good dealing on your part, conwelpic. When my wife and I bought our EX V6 in August, we got a set of 4 snow tires, studded and balanced, installed on steel winter rims, with a value near $900 Canadian.
I hadn't thought of the window visors though.