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Old 07-30-12, 01:09 PM
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Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

would you recommend it?
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I don't have one, but I'm having all sorts of problems with my 2003 Saab 93 and considered looking into the new Optima with Turbo. After some reading and indepth reviews I was quite impressed.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I work with a woman who owns a 2012 (Sorento) and uses it to haul up to four kids (ages 8-17, I believe) around on any given day. Let me know if you want specific answers about anything, and I will pass it by her. I believe the only "maintenance" problem she has run into was the steering wheel cover beginning to unravel, but it was replaced under warranty.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Kia Brand Most Affordable in KBB.com's 5-Year Cost of Ownership Ranking

The Kia Soul's are so cheap and they aren't that terrible.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

We have an '11 Sedona we bought new. The cd player won't read disks now, but other than that, we have been super happy. The player is covered under the warrenty btw.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

i have a 2012 sedona that i got in december 2011. no issues with my kia at this point, other than a dead battery like 3 days after getting it. but that's b/c it was sitting in a lot, unused for many months and was probably toast to begin with.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by orangecrush View Post
We have an '11 Sedona we bought new. The cd player won't read disks now, but other than that, we have been super happy. The player is covered under the warrenty btw.
That happened to the player in my Sedona too, but a few months later it just started working again.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Anyone have any feedback on the latest gen of the Kia Sportage?
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Stay away.

Stay far, far away from Kia and Hyundai.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

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Stay away.

Stay far, far away from Kia and Hyundai.
Why is that?

Consumer Reports says Hyundais are about on par with Mazda and better than Nissan for reliability. Pre-2010 Kia is pretty bad. Still too early to say for 2010+ model years. Honda & Toyota are still King.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by Superboy View Post
Stay away.

Stay far, far away from Kia and Hyundai.
Kia and Hyundai used to be crap; they have gotten far, far better in the last 5 years. They are the best value in their class for many of their models now. For example, if you want a new minivan, the Sedona is by far the best bang for your buck.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I wouldn't have even entertained the idea of a Hyundai 5 years ago but I know 4 separate people who have had them in the past few years and all are great cars. They really turned a corner (pun intended!).

Still not sure about Kia - I know a couple of folks who have had problems with them in the first 10,000 miles.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I've had a 2005 Sedona for about a year and a half now. I've had two problems with it: a part on the front wiper motor went out and the timing chip that runs the pistons went bad. The piston chip was expensive since they had to take a good chunk of the engine apart to get to it. Other than that, it's been a great car.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I drove a rental mini suv one and I liked it.
Nice ride.
I'm going to look in CONSUMER REPORTS about it to see what they say.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
I drove a rental mini suv one and I liked it.
Nice ride.
I'm going to look in CONSUMER REPORTS about it to see what they say.
Mini makes a SUV?
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

ive got a 2005 amanti.. never had any issues at all
corrie has a 2012 sorento... had some issues with maint lights.. took kia techs too many tries to get it worked out.. but was of course fully covered under warranty and we were given a replacement vehicle when needed.. she loves the vehicle itself though.
before her sorento, she had a 2005 sedona that she really liked... liked it enough that she wanted to stick with kia when we replaced her vehicle.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by Superboy View Post
Stay away.

Stay far, far away from Kia and Hyundai.
One of these guys.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by Superboy View Post
Stay away.

Stay far, far away from Kia and Hyundai.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Kia is one of the best choices these days, they have really come on in the last few years. They are getting towards Toyota and Honda levels of quality, at an often significant savings in price.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I'm a proud owner of a 2012 Kia Soul. 4,000 miles on the odometer so far, and I'm loving it. Hopefully, I'll still love it after 100,000 miles.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

I suppose at the cheapo level it would be fine. But once you start adding niceties, there are many other better choices.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Originally Posted by GMan2819 View Post
Why is that?

Consumer Reports says Hyundais are about on par with Mazda and better than Nissan for reliability. Pre-2010 Kia is pretty bad. Still too early to say for 2010+ model years. Honda & Toyota are still King.
So being on par with Mazda is good? Mazda is alright, don't get me wrong, but that's not a high standard to achieve.

You'd still buy a Kia when you say pre-2010 is "pretty bad"? It's 2012.
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So being on par with Mazda is good? Mazda is alright, don't get me wrong, but that's not a high standard to achieve.
My Sonata has kicked my A6's ass in terms of reliability. (Both are right around 160K now.) But the A6 is a lot more fun to drive when it's not in the shop, so there's that.
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Re: Anyone have a Kia? extra points if it is a Sorento.

Anything trumps a glorified VW in reliability.

VWs were the worst cars I ever owned. They always started though.

We currently have a Toyota and an Acura and the word "reliable" is never even a consideration. Never had one single issue with either of them.
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Mini makes a SUV?
I ment a small suv type.

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