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Kia is Korean for "Bad Brakes"
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By James
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2007 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I traded a 2004 Sedona van because of repeated brake issues (2 sets of rotors and 4 brake jobs in 64,000 miles) and was assured the brake problems had been fixed. My Sorrento has 37,000 miles and is on it's second set of replacement rotors. The brake warrenty is only 12,000 miles; guess why. Also, the scheduled maintenance that is required in order to keep the warrenty intact is very expensive ($524.00 for the 30,000 mile service). Gas milage is poor for the size of the car. The car depreciates rapidly (mine is only worth $10,400 on a trade-in according to Kelly Blue Book).


Best Features

Car does well in snow.


Worst Features

FIX THE BRAKES!


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Be wary of Kia Sorento
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By Kelly
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2007 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought a new Kia Sorento in Aug 07. In less than a month the engine had to be replaced. In March 08, there was a cooling system problem. In Aug 08, the key got stuck in the ignition. In May 09, there was an oil drain plug leak plus a recall on the airbag. June 09, there was a recall on the stop lamp switch. Sept 09, the key got stuck in the ignition again. This time I was told it was a shifter issue. Just want to warn people about all of the issues that I had. After the last problem I have now traded for a Toyota.


Best Features

Liked the looks of the car.


Worst Features

Quality of the car was extremely bad. Getting the car serviced was horrible.


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Love it but......
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By A. Henson
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2007 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall, I love the Sorento; however, at <15000 miles, the rotors had to be replaced and now at <28000 miles they're having to be replaced again. (Not my braking habits! I've been driving for almost 30 years and never had a problem with brakes!) Also, I've noticed the hesitation in speed/acceleration during driving. Sometimes it's slow to respond in a stop/go situation (slowing to a near stop then accelerating again)...kind of scary. I've been told it's because the vehicle/computer is adjusting to my manor of driving.(? At any rate, still happy with the vehicle overall.


Best Features

Roomy cabin. V6 has a lot of get up and go. Reasonable pricing.


Worst Features

Really need to work on those brakes. Improve MPG!!!!


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Good Buy Overall
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By James
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2007 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this vehicle as a family vehicle for my daughter and I. It has met all of our needs. Interior is comfortable. Exterior is an attractive, sleek design. Turning radius is not the greatest. Factory headlights are not as bright as the headlights in my Ranger were. The back glass rattles. I agree with the post indicating that the water from teh wiper blades blows right inside when the window is down. Never had that happen before in any other vehicle. Lower gas mileage than I was told at teh dealership. But those are teh only negatives. Everything else about the vehicle is a positive. Most reliable vehicle I have ever had.


Best Features

I enjoy the 4WD, cruise control, comfortable seats, stereo, cargo space, passenger space, and driveability of this vehicle.


Worst Features

Design it so the water from teh wiper blades does not come inside when teh window is down. Gear shift fell apart in my hand and I was told this was a common problem. Better factory headlights. Design back window/hatch so it doesn't rattle.


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PLEASANT!
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By RON
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2007 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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My overall driving experience with this car has been wonderful! My only disappointment has been my break wear. I think my breaks gave out on me earlier than they should have. I actually went thru a set of pads and rotors and wheel bearings I feel way to early for a brand new vehicle. Wheel bearings were under warranty but rotors and pads were not and I was not a happy camper! I bought this car as a result of renting one on vaction and really enjoyed how it handled.It rides smooth handles superbly and accelerates well. I have been on several trips with my KIA and luv how it handles on the open road. I also luv the complements I get of it being a SEXY SUV!


Best Features

CD STEREO, TRACTION CONTROL, 4X4, FOLD DOWN SEATS, FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE!


Worst Features

I Have noticed that on the driver side when raining water will come in window if down from the wiper blade. There should be some kind of gaurd to keep that from happening.If I could change interior dash lighting I def would. Pea green is not the best color to see in the dark! Stay with bright white


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