Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#45 of 54 Cold Air Intake
Mar 17, 2009 (9:14 am)
Does anybody know of a supplier for a cold air intake for the Rondo?
#46 of 54 Re: hood deflector [conwelpic]
Nov 21, 2009 (10:03 pm)
l'm not sure about the purpose of the hood deflector, but it does make the car look better.
any side effects like noise at highway speed, does it affect the fuel economy?
#47 of 54 Re: hood deflector 
Nov 22, 2009 (10:07 am)
Because I got the hood deflector installed on the Rondo when I first purchased it its hard to answer your question, but to my knowledge I can't see it creating any noise (there is rubber buttons mounted on the hood behind the deflector, if it ever bent enough to hit the surface) or affect on fuel economy - if it did it would be so small that it wouldn't even be worth considering - that's like saying that dirt on your hood affects fuel economy!
Both the hood deflector and the side window visors I have considered very worthwhile accessories after two years ownership of my Rondo and close to 50,000 km. Some hood deflectors go above the lights (like mine) and some only fit the front hood edge between the lights.
I got it based on experiense in past vehicles that always seems to get pitted on the front edge of the hood. It does help to a certain extent in keeping bugs from hitting the hood, but not all the time.
#48 of 54 Steering wheel audio control options?
Nov 22, 2009 (5:46 pm)
Over in the other forum, I saw the un-encouraging results on retrofitting an EX steering wheel to get the audio controls on an LX -- but how about other possibilities? Some aftermarket stereo/NAV units have their own wireless remotes. Is there any good place to mount those in the interior of a Rondo?
#49 of 54 Re: hood deflector [conwelpic]
Jul 02, 2010 (9:00 am)
when you have time,
could you post a few more photos of the hood deflector, from various angles, straight on, 45 degree, side, high and low, and perhaps zoom out a bit to get more of the car.
i've never seen 1 here with the hood deflector, and i'm seriously thinking about getting it.
#50 of 54 Re: hood deflector 
Jul 02, 2010 (2:30 pm)
I don't know how to post pictures on this forum (not very user friendly like other forums), but if you go to the Kia Canada website and under Rondo accessories check out the hood deflector photo and its a good shot of what mine looks like - with it over the top of the headlights. Its held on by clips and there is also rubber bumpers mounted behind the deflector on the hood. I had it installed when I bought the car, but its not difficult to do.
#51 of 54 Re: Rondo accessories [irismg]
May 15, 2011 (6:16 am)
For many years I have dealt with parked cars getting hot in summer by opening the doors wide, and also the back hatch if it is a wagon or minivan, to let the heated air escape. I also attempt, when parking, to position the car so the rear is facing the wind (not hard to do in a mall or grocery lot). This way, when I return & open everything, the breeze comes into the car from the open gate and blows out again via the front doors.
It doesn't take the heat from the seats, if they got warm, but it removes the heated air very fast! Much faster than an AC can.
#53 of 54 Re: hood deflector [conwelpic]
Jun 05, 2012 (9:11 am)
I'm re-installing my Rondo hood deflector but no longer have the instructions tht show the positioning of the rubber bumpers and would appreciate knowing the approximate dimensions.
#54 of 54 Re: hood deflector [jlarchitect]
Sep 19, 2012 (7:45 am)
probably too late for a reply, however, I no longer own the Rondo, I now have a Soul.