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I was just curious as to who had the Kia with the most miles. I got my 2005 Optima with 48,000 on it, and now I have 136,000.

Aside from a few problems with the A/C system, a replaced front axle, and an oil pan (because I bottomed out on a tree stump), I haven't had any problems out of this car. I did have to do the balance shaft belt and the crank shaft position sensor within the last 100 miles, though. All-in-all, a great learning experience even though it was a pain in the butt to get the timing belt exactly right. It's been a great car!

I was curious as to what mileage everyone else had put on their Kia's, and how they've treated you. Sort of a "high mileage club", I guess. Sorry if this has been asked before.

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Purely anecdotal and with no proof...
I have been a Kia tech for moe than a decade. Several years ago in Indiana, one customer of mine had more than 350K. It was an 02 Sedona with the original engine and trans! The vehicle was used as a courier and visited us religiously for maintenance, the key to longevity.
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I have two 2006 Kia Sedonas. An EX with 166,000 miles, and an LX with 203,000 miles. I am a courier, and I put on about 1,000 miles per week. Other than that, my 07 Optima, 07 Rondo, and 09 Amanti have 73,000, 34,000, and 25,000, respectively.
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I have two 2006 Kia Sedonas. An EX with 166,000 miles, and an LX with 203,000 miles.
WOW
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If I remember correctly, there was a guy on here some time ago that had a Spectra with almost 300k on it.
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300,000 miles, WOW..... I have 119,500 + on my '04 Optima with no problems at all.
Just put a new t/belt, balance shaft belt and waterpump about 2,000 miles ago just due to time and mileage.
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I have a 2001 Sportage with 247,000 miles. Motor is original. Timing belt has been changed twice. Rear end went out after 100,000 miles.
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I owned an 05 Rio for a few weeks that had 220k miles. I bought it for pennies because the timing belt snapped and broke all the exhaust valves. After I checked it out, I realized it was not worth it to fix so I scrapped it. Body was in decent shape and the transmission was original.
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Haha, since I wrote this I have put on a considerable amount of miles!! The 166,000 miles has turned into 204,000 - and the 203,000 has turned into 240,000!!

Garage: 06 Sedona EX 3.8L, Loaded, 326k mi--06 Sedona LX 3.8L, Convenience Pkg, 283k mi--15 K900 5.0L, VIP Pkg, 64k mi--11 Forte5 SX 2.4L, 6 M/T + Leather Pkg, 168k mi--11 Sportage EX 2.4L, AWD, Prem+Nav Pkgs, 183k mi--14 Forte EX 2.0L Prem+Tech Pkgs, 154k mi
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We have had a Ceed SW that has done just over 230,000 miles. Other than regular servicing, all it has needed is a new battery!

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