2010 Kia Rondo

Funny, Fickle Consumers – Or Why The Kia Rondo Flopped Here (Maybe)
Funny, Fickle Consumers – Or Why The Kia Rondo Flopped Here (Maybe)

A year ago this month, our sister publication TheCarConnection reported that Korean automaker Kia confirmed the demise of its Rondo minivan. Though it won some hearts and minds with TCC’s editors, the cross between a minivan and a hatchback never really caught on with U.S. consumers during...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
The Kia Rondo: Canadian Rock Star, American Failure. Why?

We paused for a moment of silence in 2010, when we learned that there would be no 2011 Kia Rondo in the United States market. We praised the compact multi-purpose vehicle for its versatility and interior space efficiency, or as Kia’s marketing people referred to it, “cabinosity.”...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Galant
Five Endangered Cars

Every year, a few more cars make their way to the automotive graveyard. When the recession began, frankly, we got misty-eyed at some of the cars that met an untimely end. With Americans cutting back on spending, automakers were forced to cut achingly beautiful roadsters like the Saturn Sky and...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
Kia Rondo Discontinued: Rest In Peaceful Cabinosity

One of the most space-efficient vehicles on the market, the Kia Rondo, won't be back for 2011. So confirms Kia on its official U.S. website, where it uses the saying that "all good things must come to an end." Truthfully, you probably remember the weird, new-agey 'Rondoism' ad campaign—with...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are many vehicle choices with a third row, but you even have a number of choices for less than $25k—or even, in a couple of...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
The 2010 Kia Rondo May Be the Smartest Family Car Buy You Ever Make

When you are one of the heads of a large household it can be extremely difficult to make sure all the mouths are fed and all the ends are met. With the introduction of more children into your life you often find that trips to the beauty salon and tailored designer suits go out the window. And that...Read More»

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