Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Car Recommendation

I don't know if you're in the market for a mini-van, but if you are, I can heartily recommend the Kia Sedona.

I am 4'11" and can comfortably drive the Sedona. The driver's seat is adjustable to allow a person as short as I am to reach the pedals, see over the steering wheel, and still sit far enough away from the wheel to not have to shut off the airbag. My husband, at 5'10", also found it comfortable to drive.

I have been able to fit seven people in the car (6 adults and a child), and it seats 6 very comfortably.

And...

Ours was totalled.

Totalled.

And my son, who was in the car, (driver's side, middle set of seats) is totally fine. Not a scratch, not a bruise.

My only injury (aside from a couple of bruises), was from hitting my head on the place where the seatbelt attaches to the wall of the car.

We were both wearing our seatbelts, but the car did what it was supposed to do. My car is a wreck, it will be sold for scrap, but we are fine.

So. If you're in the market for a mini-van. I recommend the Kia Sedona.

And I'm glad to be able to do so.

11 comments:

Paul Battaglia said...

So glad that you and your family are ok......sorry that your Kia isn't....

Monica said...

SO GLAD you are both ok.

And what's the measurement for shutting off the airbag? A 5'2" short-legged person wants to know ;)

liz said...

Thanks Paul and Monica!

Monica, the answer is that you are supposed to be at least 10 inches away from the airbag.

Caryn said...

That is so scary! So glad your son was okay.

Mummy/Crit said...

Yikes! I saw the short version of this on twitter, I'm so glad you're both mostly OK, but sorry about your car. They build them to crumple these days though. Good luck getting a replacement vehicle (Erik's favourite word right now)

Jody said...

Oh NO. I'm so glad you're OK. I hope you get to enjoy buying your new Sedona, at least.

Monica said...

Yikes. I'd better go measure; I imagine I'm pretty close to 10" Thanks for the info.

Magpie said...

Glad you're alright. Getting a replacement Kia Sedona?

Val said...

'So glad you all are okay.

liz said...

Thanks, everyboody!!

We're not getting another Sedona, because there's only the three of us and it looks like MM's only-child status is going to stick. So I'm going to be getting something smaller and more fuel efficient. But hopefully just as safe.

Miche said...

I'm late to the news, but also very grateful that you and MM are physically OK.

What an amazing outlook and positive attitude you have!