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2006 Kia Sorento SUV

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"Killed In Action!"
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By K8
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I hate to think i spent all that money on a car i worry about more than my physical health after a roll over that almost took my life at age 27. Kia on the west side of Olympia have been more of a problem then the car. Check engine light (they cleared without fixing), wheel bearing x2 in the shop yesterday & it's my fault at 60k, pulls, shakes, squeaks, break light countless times has been replaced, how it rides scares me to death. I worry about a new problem more then the price of gas. I promise I will tell 1,000 if not more people that this car is the "biggest waste of time & money ever spent." I hate this car! My lifted 04 Rubicon is safer, even after it rolled x5 at 70 mph!


Favorite Features

It went 113 mph once in comfort.


Suggested Improvements

The way it handles, all the censors and get the warranties right. "To say one thing and do another is a LAIR!"


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Worst car ever
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By Dontdoit!
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I don't have enough room to get too detailed but its been in the shop since 5k miles so far 21 times for electrical problems, brake lights, headlights, check engine light coming on, new transmission, brakes X3, u-joints, huge vibration on floor board, squealing belts and KIA acts as if this is my fault and it only has 67k miles on it. I will NEVER buy another Kia as long as I live. I read the posting and there seems to be alot of the same problems I am having with mine. Now its value dropped so much I cant even exchange the vehicle for something else. It's a dangerous car to have, therefore retained an attorney.


Favorite Features

roomy


Suggested Improvements

Electrical, engine, transmission, brakes, belts


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I love my Kia truck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tiffany
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my Kia this year with 67,000 miles. Car fax came back clean. My truck drives good. It Burns a lot of gas but I don't mind because I enjoy driving it. Looking forward to buying another one in a couple of years. Never thought I would a Kia cause I was told they were cheap vehicles. That's why you shouldn't knock it until you try it!


Favorite Features

The height


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage


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Great SUV
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By Stephanie
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We've owned our Sorento for 3-1/2 years and have been pleasantly surprised. We had never owned a Kia or knew anyone who owned one and were worried about the quality as a result. It has over 30k miles on it and we've never had a single problem, issue, or bug with it. We mostly use it for short trips around town, but it has performed well in all sorts of conditions (snowy mountain, rural desert roads, regular big city driving with constant breaking and fast accelerating). We've gotten the oil changed regularly and done the recommended maintenance, but other than that, it's required no trips to the dealer or shop.


Favorite Features

It handles very well. The turning radius is great!


Suggested Improvements

The city gas mileage is poor. Also, the second row bench is a little too narrow with two car seats and a passenger.


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a disappointing surprise
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By harold
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Needed a new engine when 11 months old. Clock ran 10 min fast. Headlights needed replacing every year. With 60,000 miles on the new engine it needed new coils for $1800 and was dripping oil in the garage. Lots of noise recently--needed new manifold pipes. Traded it for a Honda CRV last week. Truly a disappointment. A 10-year warranty did not cover anything but the new engine.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability factor.


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