My old Mercury Grand Marquis was starting to show its age and decrepitude. As much as I loved that old sedan, it was getting long in the tooth, and my trusted mechanic said it was time to send it down the road. And, Belle's Ford Edge, while a great vehicle, was a bit tight when we traveled to Cowboy Fast Draw competitions. With the gun bags, the wardrobe bags and assorted paraphernalia for three of us, the Edge served, but it was a little tight.
So, I called my good buddy in the used car business to see what he had on the lot. And, I looked other places and talked to other people. Googled around to see what the internet could tell me. The biggest sources of advise were family. Elder son had owned a Kia, and loved it. Second son's wife had owned two Kias and loved them. My brother had owned two (I think) Kia's and recommended them highly.
My good used-car buddy was able to get his hands on a 2016 Kia Sedona LX minivan, and we made the deal. I brought it home Monday night.
This Kai, the LX, is the second-from-the-bottom of five option levels. My old Mercury was a top-of-the-line model.It had all the bells and whistles for a 2001 sedan.
This Sedona LX is toward the bottom of the lineup, but it has way more bells and whistles than my old Mercury. And, of course, with the 3rd-row seats folded down, the cargo space is cavernous. It has tons more room than Belle's Ford Edge, and it's a year newer.
I think we're going to really like this vehicle.