2007 Kia Rondo Reviews
2007 Kia Rondo Reviews and Owner Comments
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Bought a 2007 Rondo used in 2010. Excellent car, SUPERB value for the money. In addition to routine commuting, I've driven it to Florida from Massachusetts twice a year, every year for the past 6 years. Never had ANY problems. Gets about 29 highway, 23 city. (I've got the 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder LX, not the 2.7 liter 6 cycl. The carrying space is AWESOME. The ride is great. The visibility is excellent. Got 115,000 on it now - only things I've replaced is tires, brakes, battery, and recharged the AC. The only thing that broke was the power window switch ($225). Nothing else. Original exhaust. If you maintain it and don't drive like a NASCAR wannabe it is as serviceable as any Toyota or Honda out there. AND THE 2.4 LITER HAS A TIMING CHAIN...... NO BELT TO REPLACE OR EMPTY YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. Kia is still selling this car in Canada as the Rondo, and everywhere else in the world as the "Carens". Why they stopped importing it to the US is a mystery (unless they felt it would compete with it's own Sportage). This car is a hidden gem and GREAT value.
I got my car in 2007 and love it. The escape stays off and I cant get it to come back on. Suppose to come on when you start your car
My wife bought it used and was assured that the warranty was transferable. It was not. The car hard started and then stopped running for the same reason the 4 cyl version was recalled and Kia refused to help. Over $500 later new fuel pump (ours is 6cyl/ problem same as 4cyl recall) fixed issue. Very poor customer service by dealerships. None were helpful at all. Very poor followthrough with defects that should be recalled. Very poor policy on warranty that by any other manufacturer would have been transferrable through a dealer sale. All in all my wife loves this car. But Kia service and policies actual are crap and will prevent us from buying another Kia. Just crappy Kia dealer and warranty service all around. Never gonna buy another Kia. Gonna strongly recommend against them. They do not retain value and are not backed by good service. Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Chevy, and even Hyundai bend over backwards to provide good warranty, customer, and recall service when there is problems with their vehicles. Shame on Kia...
I've had no complaints except for the fact that windshield wipers on this car are always needing repair. They fail at the worst times. i.e a thunderstorm, on a highway, during a cross country road trip. Or during a flood warning, on a highway. I've had the motor replaced, I have had the wipers replaced. I'm taking it into the shop again tomorrow. It is becoming extremely frustrating. Also, my head lights and brake lights keep burning out.
This is a decent car. Good value for money. My main complaint is the fuel economy. I average 22MPG with about 75% hwy driving. I "upgraded" from an '06 Toyota Matrix to the 7 seat V6 Rondo. Got to be honest, Toyota service ROCKS, Kia service is mediocre at best. Toyota will wash and vacuum your car when you bring it in with a question, Kia puts a sheet of paper on the floor to protect the mat when you bring it in for major servicing. They also don't seem to be interested in pursuing unspecific problems (like that loud clunking sound from the engine that I brought it in for 3 times). Wouldn't buy a Kia again just because of the service department, but overall the Rondo is a good versatile car (go with the EX V6)
THE SEAT BELTS NEED EXTENDERS NOT SUITABLE FOR HEAVY PEOPLE WHEN I COMPLAIN TO DEALER I WAS TOLD THEY PASS FEDERAL REGULATIONS IN SHORT THE DEALER & MANUFACTURER DONT CARE ABOUT OUR SAFETY AS HEAVY PEOPLE