After racking up 30,000 miles, we drove the Sedona to Glendale Kia for its final service stop. The big 30K job included an air-filter replacement, an oil change, a tire rotation, and a full inspection, the last of which uncovered a torn left CV boot (replaced under warranty). The dealer then charged us a staggering $504.71 for the tuneup. We also had the technicians inspect the brakes, which seemed to be causing an obnoxious vibration when on the binders, and were informed that the front brake pads were worn out and the front brake rotors slightly warped. For another $191.99, the dealer installed new pads and resurfaced the rotors.


2006 Kia Sedona EX
Months/miles in service: 16/32,135
Avg econ/CO2: 17.9 mpg/1.05 lb/mi
Unresolved problems: None
Maintenance cost: $811.76 (wiper blades, 3 air filters, 4 oil-change/tire-rotation/brake-inspection stops)
Normal-wear cost: $191.99 (resurface front brake rotors, replace front brake pads)