Last post on Jul 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM
You are in the Vans & Minivans
What is this discussion about?
Mazda MAZDA5, Ford C-Max, Kia Rondo, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Child Passenger Safety, Crash Test Ratings, Wagon, Van
#6 of 7 Re: Safe, small minivan/MPV - options? [curlfriend]
Jun 18, 2011 (6:14 am)
"is it problematic to buy a discontinued used car? can you still get parts as needed?"
The Rondo is based on the Kia Optima, which of course is related to the Hyundai Sonata, both of which are huge sellers. The 2.4 and 2.7 engines in the Rondo are normal Optima engines (not the new 2011 Optima but the 2010 and prior Optimas). Many of the ancillary items (power window motors, stereo, switches) are usual Kia items.
Jul 16, 2011 (6:11 pm)
I own a 2010 Mazda5 and recommend it. I think it actually got slightly higher safety ratings than my 2008 Accord. But a Mazda5 only holds 6, not 7.