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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Kia
Model
Rondo LX I4 / 2009 Kia Amanti V6
Color
Light Almond Beige (Rondo) / Midnight Gray (Amanti
Packages
Convenience, 3rd Row (Rondo) / ESC, Leather, Premium (Amanti)
History
These two cars are the least driven, so I figured I'd combine them to make room for my daily driver winter car (Sedona) and the daily driver summer car (Optima)
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About the Rondo. Purchased on leap day 2008. Great car for road trips, but not as fuel efficient as the Optima. This is the "take it when you need it" car that is usually only driven if our primary car is gone, and someone needs to use the car. Good for hauling larger items, and hauls a maximum of 7 people. The roof cargo carrier works great on long trips with 5 or 6 people. Has about 29,500 miles. Just replaced stock Kumho tires (these were at the wear bars already?!) Very practical car, but the least comfortable of my three.
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About the Amanti. Purchased July 26, 2010 as a weekend cruiser. I also use this car when I go to important business meetings or important social events. Awesome deal. $32,760 sticker, $23,995 sale price. Nice car.
2007 Kia Rondo LX I4 / 2009 Kia Amanti V6 (Light Almond Beige (Rondo) / Midnight Gray (Amanti)

Modifications

Drivetrain
RONDO: Stock. Theta-II 2.4L Inline-4, 162 Horsepower, 164 lb-ft Torque. 4 Speed Automatic with Sportmatic. Average 28.4 MPG (Fuelly)
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AMANTI: Stock. Lambda 3.8L V6. 264 Horsepower, 260 lb-ft Torque. 5 Speed Automatic with Sportmatic. Average 25.6 MPG (Fuelly).
Interior
RONDO: Stock. Flat woven beige cloth seat. Cruise control, A/C, and ESC. 3rd row seats, and fore/aft sliding 2nd row seats. All seats fold flat, and the front seats can lay flat to make a bed with the back seat. Kind of a neat feature.
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AMANTI: Stock. Mono-black interior, leather seating and trim, 5 speed heated seats, leather covered door panels, premium dash and pillar materials, dual zone automatic climate control, power tilt-slide sunroof, auto up-down windows for ALL doors, 8 way and 4 way driver and passenger seats with power lumbar.
Exterior
RONDO: Stock. Nothing special, black grille, body color door handles and mirrors. Rear bumper protector and roof rack crossbars. New "Rondo" chrome license plate frame.
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AMANTI: Stock. Chrome accented door handles and lower door trim, LED light bar front turn signals, Badge-less front grille, chrome trunk-lid garnish, "Amanti" chrome license plate frame.
Audio
RONDO: Stock, and terrible. AM/FM/CD. 4 speakers. But, it has an EQ button!
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AMANTI: Stock. Infinity AM/FM/MP3/6-CD/SIRIUS HU, USB/iPod/Aux jack, 9 Speakers, 8" subwoofer, external amplifier.
Wheel and Tire
RONDO: Stock 16" Alloys. 205/60R16 Cooper CS4 All Season Tires. New at 23,500 miles.
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AMANTI: Stock 17" Chrome-plated alloys. 235/55R17 Michelin Tires.

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