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So much spaghettie
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By Used Car Salesperson
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've done the research and with the back seats collapsed and no passengers, one could fit approximately 200 gallons* of spaghetti in this vehicle.

*Calculated based on fitting 11 18g plastic totes


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I would do it again....
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By TeeBrock
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great all around vehicle. Low maintenance other than routine stuff. Great in the snowy midwest. Lacks a bit in the fuel mileage, but it's a trade off.


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Crank shaft gear
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Lance
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Before buying this suv do your research , mostly into weather or not the crankshaft roll pin has or is close to shearing off , the repairs will include the crankshaft gear, harmonic damper crankshaft bolt and timing belt, the repairs will exceed 1000 dollars, this part has failed on mine 3 times in less then 20000 miles, the dealer will not warranty the repairs post 6 months, its extreamly frustrating that there is no update,recall or recourse other then pony up over a grand every 8000 miles because of the same failure, poor design, poor warranty, poor reliability


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Defective part that can cause catastrophic failure
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Kathy
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Model years 2002-09 contain a defective engine crank sprocket that when the bolt breaks, causes you to loss your power steering and the engine is JUNK. The bolt broke while I was on the highway doing 65 MPH. When I went to steer on to the on ramp, I had NO power steering and almost went off the road. I had the car towed to the dealer and they told me the crank shaft bolt broke and I needed a new engine to the tune of $5000.00 I purchased the car used 6 months before for $8900.00 and there was less than 91,000 miles on it. I ended up losing my shirt on this piece of junk that Kia KNEW was defective. They don't seem to care that someone can get killed when this happens.


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My Sorento was great
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Key-uh
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2006 Kia Sorento SUV LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought new
Michelin tires (new) wore out after only 27K miles, probably hot, rough roads to blame.
First time on a very steep mountain downhill brakes became very hot, nearly failed.
Otherwise, good MPG at first, 89 octane best for freeway speeds.
Went to a dealer in another state for 30K maint., less zip but better MPG.
Local Dealer (no Charge) replaced some power steering hoses and pesky doorjamb lock dented by dangling seat belt.
A high-end shop did the 60K service, after 4K miles, loud noises.
So, i parked it for 4 years, changed mechanic & did some routine re-work, no major issues!
Great handling, good turning radius, smooth solid feel.
Has been an awesome snow vehicle.
Versatile storage, car-camper.
Check service records and have a mechanic verify.
Totaled by a careless driver 12/17. Darn! 84K miles Insurance settled for $8K but I lost 4 new tires in the repo.


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