2008 Kia Rondo Reviews and Owner Comments

2008 Kia Rondo owners review and rate their 2008 Kia Rondo.

2008 Kia Rondo (7 Reviews)
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I recently purchased the 2008 Rondo (used)from a car dealership in Seattle, and first thing had trouble with the brakes, but dealer repaired the issue! Been very happy with "El Diablo Rondo"! Fuel mileage isn't as good as I would like (around 20 MPG according to the dash board) Drives awesome, and did suprisingly well in the snow, with only all season radials! I would reccomend this car, and hoping I have many years of trouble free driving, as it only has 37,000 miles on the odometer...Having on going issues with the brakes, and now they squeek when making left hand turns? Going in for another check up 01/29/14...wish me luck!
I bought this car used with 26,00 miles from a carmax in Maryland. Haven't ::knock on wood:: had any problem with it besides accident problems and surrounding environment problems. I was in a wreck and had the transmission replaced at a kia dealer which did fail but they replaced it again and no problems thus far with it. I have had the car for about 3 years now have over 100,000 miles haven't had to replace anything yet besides breaks, tires, wipers. i did have to get new control panel because rats or squirels chewed all my wiring up i live in the city and it s very likely so i also had my ignition wires replaced for the same thing. We found nesting and bones in my car. Not really Kias fault. I can normally go about 10,000 miles before getting an oil change. Emission past not over problems with the car. Over all i am please with this car. Love the size of the car great for long distance travel wish it had better mileage though. I get about 17-18 city and depending ( not sure why ) I get about 23-24 highway. Would like the same size and design as this kia but with better mileage preferably 23 city /30 highway would be better.
Bought my car used 1 year ago. has 73,000 miles on it now, most of them mine - all highway.
Dealer says I should replace timing belt cost of $1200.00, antifreeze at $350.00, transmission fluid for another $350.00. feel like i'm being jerked around. drove a dodge van 189,000 miles never spent that much on it in 7 years!
Got this as a rental first, and fell in love. Very roomy, lots of storage, comfy and has great pickup. My AC just went out, so that's a bummer, but a cheap fix. My salesperson is fantastic, still calls me 3 years later to make sure I'm still happy lol.....the service dept....well......not impressed. My one issue was husband changing the oil error lol. Great car, especially for kids/cats and hauling stuff:) I love proving people wrong when they tell me I can't fit xyz in my car:)
*Accidently posted this under Kia Rio....ooops*
We bought this car brand new and the we like the car , my rondo is very confortable , the problem is that every time you go to the dealer for services with any problem they try to make you feel stupid. I had so much trouble with the electrical system in this car and the dealer keep saying to me that is normal and they can never find any thing wrong with it. for example:
1- Blower fan goes crazy on with the control in the off position.
2-Air presure sensor is always on ,took ti to the dealer 3 times and it goes back on a week or two again ( the dealer keeps teling me that this is a normal thing)I think that as long as the car is still on the waranty they wont find nothing wrong but the minute that the waranty expire they will find 100 thing wrong because it will be out of my poket. bonch of cruks. never buy a kia again for for the lak af service, always take the car to the dealer for services trying to keep the $ of the car.Just so you know I still owe 10,000 and the value in the car is 6,000. the don't keep a fair $ value. STAY AWAY FROM THE WALINGFORD DEALER IN CT.
I love my Rondo. I drove a 2004 Toyota Sienna for five years and got rear-ended. Kids were older, didn't really need a big van again. I drove a Kia Rondo for eight days as it was the car the insurance company provided me. At first I thought, wow, what a tin can. But, I was so wrong. The little car is great; it actually reminds me of a smaller version of the Sienna. It's a plain car, so if you like a lot of "bells and whistles", you won't be happy. Me, I'm a simple person. I like off-on switches, BASIC dashboards, etc. It has an auxilliary plug for ipods and cell phone charger hidden in the middle console, which is cool. Air conditioning system is great, kids are happy in the back. Back cargo space is large enough for two stacked dog crates. My only problem with it is that I wish it was better on gas mileage. It gets about 19/28, which is about what the Sienna got, and it was a lot bigger. But, I did get the V6. It comes in a 4 cylinder, too, but gas mileage was only 1 mpg. better. All in all, it was a GREAT value for the money. Can't beat Kia's 10 year/100,000 mile warranty, either. And, I was treated like a queen at my local Kia dealer. It's true - Kia has the "power to surprise"! I'm surprised! Hope I'm still this happy ten years from now! Oh, yeah, safety rating is great, too!
Good car for its value