So, H&A, just seeing if anyone else can give me some advice on where to go with this (if anywhere).
My wife has a car, it's a 2014 Kia Sedona and it's engine died on Friday. We had it towed to our mechanic and he said "yeah, that's a Kia thing for this age, you'll want to get it to the dealership". So, after calling yesterday and getting no response, today I got a service manager and he confirmed it's 99% likely a warranty issue and covered - but they are over a month out just to diagnose, then the parts get ordered, then a few days of work, he'd say to expect to be carless for over 2 months. He also said he's had other customers call other Kia dealerships and there is no one that isn't that far out for scheduling.
Now, we have a 2nd car, but it's my bug, and really not big enough to be the sole transportation for my family so we really need to have a solution to get us into something in the meantime. We have a few options - one is to get the dealership to consider a trade of her car even though it's pending that warranty work, one is to trade in my beloved car so we have something different in the meantime (my car is the least "upside down" on the loan), or obviously we could rent something, but that's stupidly expensive.
First, the dealership said Kia only provides loaners during the actual work - so the last two or three days it's in there with them - which is useless. Is there any hope in pushing on Kia's national support to try to get a loaner/rental reimbursement? Second, are their any car rental places folks now of that specialize in longer-term rentals that might be cheaper than the daily rates at Hertz/Enterprise? I assume my insurance wouldn't have any discounts? Anyone been in this boat?