The car has the absolute perfect layout and is a fantastic value. I would like for the car to have tie-offs so that groceries don't go flying when I rip around a corner. The fittings are cheesey and pick up is not what one would hope, but I knew that when I bought the car. As examples, there is a groaning sound when I unlock all the doors, mirror movement is jerky, there are minor rattles, and an unsolid overall feeling. Also, the defroster actually kicks mist onto the windshield. However, it is a great car for what I can afford. I love the styling, and as I mentioned the layout makes it extremely practical for schlepping either people or building supplies.
a good, solid, inexpensive car
2009 Kia Rondokarstmama - rural nc12/02/2010
i picked four stars comparing this car to other cars in the basic size group - it's not quite as nice, not quite as luxurious, not quite as comfortable.
BUT - it's definitely nice, luxurious, and comfortable *enough*, especially for the price! it has an aux plug in the console ready for an ipod, comes satellite ready, has an easy-to-use cruise, and drives really smooth. plenty of room for adults on the back seat, even though i like my driver's seat pretty far back. plenty of room for a large harnessed booster.
please consider a rondo if you're thinking rav4, cr-v, mazda5, or other small suv. it's a bit less fancy, but a lot less cost!
Nice family car, good price, good mileage.
2009 Kia RondoTerrence Carlino - Bartlett, IL12/06/2015
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