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Pros: sportamatic shifter
Cons: the car was what i hoped it would be
Advice: drive this vehicle before any others and you will fall in love with it u will take it home that dayi love the new sorento the drive is awesome and the new layout is great i love this car
Cons: Initial quality after taking it from the lot.
Advice: Take it for a long drive, overnight if possible. Initially it is impressive, but look closely.I had several disappointments with my Sorento and wish I had bought the Equinox I was considering. The brakes pulsated and the rotors were replaced at 600 miles. Now at 10k they are doing it again. The fog lamp just fell out of its mounting in the bumper. The paint had several flaws that were not evident until I looked very closely through the silver clearcoat. The transmission seems to not like the shift points. The dashboard has an awful reflection into the windsheild. Lastly, the E-brake lever is uncomfortable as it is too close to my leg. Like the size of the cabin, good power, warranty, and appearance.
Advice: if your looking for a suv with power and style this is the one for youI recently purchased the 2006 model, and I love it... It is very powerful, and switching from automatic to standard transmission......perfect... If you going to buy one the metallic grey LX edition is great to have... Did I mention how powerful and fast it if???
Pros: The look
Cons: not enough horsepower
Advice: Its a nice car for the priceI actually own a 2004 sorento ex 4x4. I love the car but I have had it in shop at least 8 times since I bought it. They have replaced the driveline 4 times, but now the rear differential might be bad. we will see if kia fixes my car. If not I will be calling the BBB.
Pros: turning radius and roomy interior
Cons: transmission has unusual shifting pattern.tends to stay in gear longer than it should.
Advice: you must like the characteristics of the sorento to enjoy this type of suvmy wife and i both test drove our sorento the same day we bought it.we were very happy with the results compared with other vehicles in the same class.it is nice and comfortable at any speed without any squeeks or rattles.the power steering is the best feature i liked the most.it turns on a dime!it has a smooth feeling when cruising like a car,but yet it is an suv.also is quiet and handles any road situation with ease.kia put together a nice one this time.
Pros: SLIDING SUN VISORS
Cons: GAS MILEAGE
Advice: YOU CAN'T GO WRONGLOVE THE WAY IT HUGS THE ROAD
Pros: ALL OF IT
Cons: GAS MILEAGE BUT FOR A TRUCK FRAME AND STEEL BODY CAGE I'M OK WITH IT FOR THE SAFETY
Advice: BUY IT THERE IS NO WAY TO BEAT THE DEAL AROUND $20K AND 10 YEAR WARRANTYHOW CAN YOU BEAT IT?!?!?!?! ONE OF THE BETTER SUV'S ON THE MARKET. A MID-SIZE SUV FOR AROUND $20K WITH A TEN YEAR WARRANTY. I HEARD SOME PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WARRANTY, BUT THEY EVEN TELL YOU IF YOU DON'T KEEP IT SERVICED YOU DON'T HAVE A WARRANTY THE SAME WITH ANY WARRANTY, NO SERVICE NO WARRANTY. I LOVE IT I'M GOING TO TRADE FOR THE 07 WITH THE 3.8 V-6