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2004 Kia Sorento Ratings

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Kia Sorento 2004
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    9/11/2004 11:40:29 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: Looks in and out and the luxury feel it gives you when you dirve.

    Cons: Bad roads with pot holes!

    Advice: Wait for rebates and the deal is even sweeter.

    I have been researching the sorento since Jan. of 2003. It was love at first sight. I test drove every suv in this class and everytime I went back to the sorento. The Kia name itself scared me at first, but they knew what they were doing when the built the sorento. Nothing compares. The nicest vehicle I have ever owned. I have about 1,000 miles on my two week old sorento, that I purchased with 57 miles, and got 18.5 miles to the gallon on my first tank. Not bad! After driving the new Chevy equinox I wish the sorento was a little smoother, but that's my only complaint. Very nice vehicle. Highly recommended.

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    8/11/2004 10:22:18 AM

    2004 Kia Sorento - LX (A4) 4x2

    Pros: Style,comfort,price

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Don't wait,get one now,you'll be glad you did.

    For the price,it put the more expensive SUV's to shame. Drove from TN. to Fla. and felt just as fresh when I ended the trip as when I got into the vehicle to start the trip. I've bought many new vehicles,this one is the best yet.

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    7/17/2004 5:38:54 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: Power and styling.

    Cons: Fuel economy.

    Advice: Make personal comparisons to other trucks so you know just how good it is.

    Excellent 4x4 that compares to top end 4x4's without the top end price tag. Fuel economy could be improved and is a little jumpy when met with small bumps on turns. Limited accessory availability in Australia. Don't want this one to get to popular. Great looking 4x4 that gets a lot of attention from other truck owners.

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    7/7/2004 8:04:42 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: everything about it

    Cons: the gas mileage

    Advice: would highly recommend this vehicle....it is great!

    The vehicle was roomy, with lots of extras and drove like a dream. It is wonderful!

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    6/11/2004 1:41:02 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: Exterior appearance

    Cons: HVAC control

    Advice: Spend extra money for luxury package w/ torque-on-demand 4x4

    Engine is smooth with good low-end grunt. Transmission does a little hunting for gears at times, but it it not especially annoying. Great passing power on highway. Generally quiet on city or highway. Brakes are good with good pedal feel. Seats are supportive and comfortable. Interior is nicely laid out and accessible. Standard HVAC a little difficult to tune in optimal hot/cold mixture. The Sorento seems to be a great bang for the buck!

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    6/1/2004 8:15:14 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - LX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: The look, size and PRICE.

    Cons: gas milage

    Advice: If you are looking for a med-sized SUV, this is a GREAT SUV for an even better price!

    Drove a Honda CR-V, then drove the Sorento. Bought a 2003 model on the spot. Had it since February. The day after we bought it, I spun out while merging onto a highway (we live in MN). We came within centimeters of hitting a baracade, but the car stopped in perfect form. No other problems, and that one was due to ice - the car right behind us hit the same ice patch, so it had nothing to do with our car. DO NOT take the Sorento (or any Kia for that matter) to Valvoline Instant Oil Change - their part didn't fit the Kia, and it leaked all of the oil they had just replaced. Take your car to a Kia dealership, where it is given plenty of TLC, by mechanics who know what they are doing.

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    5/24/2004 1:32:09 PM

    2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4

    Pros: The look, feel, drive

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: Get one!

    We test drove several SUV's and easily chose the Sorento. It's comfortable, drives smooth, safety features, great professional reviews, and looks great! We've had our for about 2 months now and have loved it ever since.