Wednesday, February 15, 2017


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.


Anonymous said...

We had one Kia we traded in on our second Kia. We were having twins and needed a van. They are really good cars especially for the money. I think you will enjoy it a lot.

Murphy's Law said...

Wow. Nice looking.

Old NFO said...

That will make the road tripping much nicer! And I think you'll enjoy the gas mileage too! :-)

leaperman said...

You've been mommy vanned :)
You are totally trained:)