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Advice: If you live in Texas stay away from Classic Kia (formerly Buz Post in Arlington)I love this car. If you test drive it once, you will want to own it. The car handles great and looks great. You won't find another car this great for the price.
Pros: The ease of handling the electronic features
Cons: The wind noise and the very back seat
Advice: If there is a wind noise take it back to the dealer and have them check the luggage rack is placed on correctlyWhen car was bought it was later found that there was a bad 'wind' type noise when going over 45 mph. We promptly returned it to the dealer. Their explanation was the luggage rack was not put on correctly. Whatever they did, it fixed the problem. The car is lovely except for the very back seat which is a bit uncomfortable, but overall the car is wonderful.
Cons: how the car had its mind of its own
Advice: go and buy another cari was a proud owner of a kia sorento, the car was great until it kept on skiding from the rear. the car had on control. until i was driving to work and it went from the back and i hit the wall the abs did not work and it did not have any stabalising programs.
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.