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    Ex-Staff Full Member John LE's Avatar
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    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

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    Anyone have actual experience of one of these good or bad? Anyone worked on, owned or know someone that owns one?

    Tia, John

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    Haven't got a Sorento but have a Sedona - had it a few years and its been a good motor - have a look on here for Sorento info http://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/forum...o_forum18.html

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    Dont they share alot with the old Mercedes ML? Not sure how true it is... they seem to better spec'd for the money too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Haven't got a Sorento but have a Sedona - had it a few years and its been a good motor - have a look on here for Sorento info http://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/forum...o_forum18.html
    Lol it's funny you should answer here as I did notice your user name on a couple of the Kia forums, cheers for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunklamb View Post
    Dont they share alot with the old Mercedes ML? Not sure how true it is... they seem to better spec'd for the money too.
    You might be thinking about the ssangyong cars bud, apparently kia/Hyundai designed the engine for this one themselves. They seem to hold their money quite well and go to astronomicle mileages. Just wondering how easily they get there

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    Sturdy car overall, many users survived a frontal crash against a truck (yes, people drive funny here) and bought another Sorento right away.

    My company owns a 9 years old diesel one with an automatic gearbox (my associate is fond of auto boxes, while I hate them, question of personal taste). The engine is a 2.5 turbo diesel much similar to Vauxhall's DTis (timing chain, etc.), with an advantage : it has no EGR.

    Something funny happened to my associate the first months he used it : the windscreen was incorrectly guled, and water was leaking from the bottom left corner (driver's side here). The ECU is apparently located just under (I guess about where we have our BCM), and the leaking water caused a short circuit, making the car accelerating full throttle ! You can imagine how frightened he was, standing on the brake pedal on a car without a clutch, trying to avoid the car preceding him ! LMAO

    Looks like he didn't immediately think about selecting the neutral position...

    The screen was reglued correctly and the car never had a problem since then. We had to change the driver's windows buttons block recently, but apart from that, the car never had anything done but usual maintenance (oil, filters, brake pads, wipers, bulbs, etc. And the battery, once).
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    My parents have a 2005 xse 2.5 diesel, very nice car! In black with all the extras you could ask for! Been a great car, only had a seat belt, tyres, pads replaced in the past 5 years. Great for towing a caravan too

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    That's about the age/spec/colour I'm looking for. What sort of mileage is your parents at?

    As long as I can find one with leather and some chrome work I'll be happy

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    The only thing I would advise you to do is have a close look at the availability of parts - with mine anything other than service parts, which are readily available ie Eurocarparts, etc, it means a trip to a Kia Dealership - although I am speaking about my car - There are probably more Sorentos about - but worth a check before buying.

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    Funny as they are selling it soon, it has nav, grey leather with heated seats, upgraded alloys , factory tints, and all chrome bits. Mileage is about 55/60k last time I checked. It's in black.

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    Was hoping to give it a good detail when the weather picks up.

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