by maureen26 on Apr 8, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Kia used. So of course the 100,000 mile warranty was not valid. I have poured so much money into this vehicle over the 3 years I've owned it. I maintain it properly, oil changes, new tires, etc. Well, I just found out the entire rear axle and differential completely rusted/rotted away to nothing. The only thing holding up the car was a shock! I truly believe this car was made poorly with cheap metal. Kia will not help me or stand behind the cars they build. When replacing the rear axle the mechanic found a part that was manufactured wrong in the factory and put on backwards. Again, KIA stands behind nothing! I could have purchased a rental car with all of the times I've had one.
by joatrades on Mar 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Sorento used in '06 with 12,000 miles on it. Now have 89K. Love the fact that it is a true 4x4! The rear end is just like a truck, unlike most newer SUVs (including the '12 Sorento!) Never had issues with lights but brakes are below par as is the sheet metal (thin), fuel economy is not great either. Paint, A/C engine, & tranny all are top notch. Very reliable & would buy another '05 or '06.
by ma1kohler on Oct 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought our Sorento new in 05 and it just turned 120K miles.
The best vehicle I have ever owned.
Other than the 2 dozen or so headlights the Sorento has never been to the shop, ever.
We are getting ready to buy a new 2012 Sorento and can't wait.