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Big mistake
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By dswanson1
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2003 Kia Sorento EX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This was the worst vehicle choice ever!!
We had it for 3 months and the radiator blew.
Then all the window switches stopped working and the AC would not hold its charge.
The transmission started going out when we hit 110,000 miles and when we traded it in, we only got $1500 for it.
Thought that would be the last time I got a KIA that was build prior to 2005, but my wife tricked me and bought a 2003 Kia Spectra.
We have had nothing but issues with that one also.


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My 2003 Kia Sorento Best Car I ever have had.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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By sorento2012
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Minor problems like horn, clock not working. Had to replace the U-joint front and back. Everything else is fine and working. Minor leak in sunroof, was adjusted. Paint on side mirrors came off and the same for the tail hatch. Made out of plastic.


Best Features

everything inside and out.


Worst Features

None


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Hard on the wallet
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Tesha
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2003 Kia Sorento EX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Gorgeous on the outside. Useless on the inside. Of the hood, that is. Ran great until I hit 100,000 miles. Since, my power steering, fly wheel, transmission and ac have went out, not to mention a few other minor problems. I will never recommend this vehicle to anyone. I have taken great care of this vehicle, keeping everything up to date and new but it has not returned the favor. It would be nice if the vehicle was as cheap as its quality.


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I absolutely love the body. It is very smooth riding when I'm not broke down on the side of the road!


Worst Features

Stop cheating the people who buy your vehicle and pay for you to have a job!


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Great Little Truck
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By SMB
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this truck because of Nebraska Winters, its 4WD is what i needed to get through. I've NEVER had an issue with this truck. Only thing i've done is replace the battery and a blinker bulb! With reg oil changes i've had zero engine trouble. I bought it with 47,000 miles on it and am now at over 124,000 miles. It still runs like the day i bought it! I would recommend a Kia Sorento to anyone who is looking for a great 4WD. On highway travel i can get close to 27 MPG.


Best Features

I love the look of the Kia Sorento, 4WD.


Worst Features

Only improvement would be Kia's pricing on scheduled maintenance, nothing should be THAT expensive! I'm a woman and can do most of the maintenance myself!


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Piece of Junk
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By changt82
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Second owner of this Kia sorento. Bought this car @ 53k only $9800.00 in 07' over a highlander and rav4 due to looks and price. I guess I got what I paid for. Within 2 months of purchase, you would have to say hell came with this car. First Climate control malfunctioned, then Windows power control, then one window power motor, then wiper motor assembly broke off, then rotors warping, then headlamp and brake lamp every other month, then Radiator fan gone out, the Ac compressor gone out, then now the car just wouldn't start anymore. Don"t ever buy a Kia, they are cheap and expensive the repair and maintenance.


Best Features

Body style and looks, price for the option compare to a name brand like lexus, acura, so.


Worst Features

Kia should be sued and go out of business for selling cheap crap like this.


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