Thank you. I will sure upload more pics today. My original preference was white followed by red. I was skeptical about this Astra blue color but after checking in person I liked it and went ahead as I couldn’t get a white one available or with price close to msrp. I got more likes for the interior orange or Tuscan umber color.Congrats on the new Carnival! This is the exact config I'm leaning towards and anymore pictures you can provide, especially of the interior would be much much appreciated.
Also, how do you like the screens in the 2nd row? We've never had screens before and did not think we needed them but looks like it's included in the SX trim anyway. So curious to hear how useful you find them to be.
I reserved an EX white originally before I went with the Blue SX one. I also did a custom order for white sx but as you know it’s taking forever. My main complaints with EX is lack of power options for the front passenger seat. Also for $3500 more we are getting ventilated seats (I suppose it helps in Texas 😀), roof rails, power folding mirrors (that helps in a tight garage), different front grill that looks lot better, two 110v outlets, ability to move the front passenger side from the drivers seat or from 2nd row and obviously the screens which themselves cost $1500 as a stand alone option. It’s a no brainer to go with sx if you need the screens. Another upgrade with sx I think is better noise insulation over ex as I see something mentioned in the specs for SX. I see many posts with lot of road noise over 50mph especially for EX. I hope it’s just a one off thing for some vehicles and not the whole EX trim.Haha, the reason i said "leaning" towards the Astra blue is because my first preference was also for the WHITE. I still can't pick between the two conclusively but I was just wondering if the orange interior goes a little better with the astra blue vs the white mainly because it won't seem as bright as would on the white.
Very interesting on the Verison hotspot, i had no idea about this. We do have young kids and it would probably come in handy on long trips.
Did you ever consider the EX trim?
I am mechanically inclined, but taking out the screens was not a difficult task in any sense. A longer #1 Phillips screw driver is all you need. For those not mechanically inclined, the #1 is the smaller head Phillips screwdriver. The plastic cover comes up easily, virtually no force required. Taking 2 screens out may take 30min if you take your time.😀😀 It seems you can actually take out the screens if you are good with tools or have a mechanic do it for you and then may be sell them to other EX or lower trim owners (for less than the $1500 price tag) who don’t have them..just an idea 😀 if you like everything the SX offers minus the screens..yes the combined mileage will be definitely more than 20 I just didn’t make that much of a long trip to get accurate numbers..
When the screens are removed do the seats look different that the seats would if no screens were installed?I am mechanically inclined, but taking out the screens was not a difficult task in any sense. A longer #1 Phillips screw driver is all you need. For those not mechanically inclined, the #1 is the smaller head Phillips screwdriver. The plastic cover comes up easily, virtually no force required. Taking 2 screens out may take 30min if you take your time.
I am waiting for my preorder build for exact build from Kia Plano.I got mine two weeks back and really liking it so far..would be glad to answer any questions..