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Kia Sorento, SUV
#3956 of 4073 Re: 2007 Sorento Radio Problem [badboy99md]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:28 am)
I just saw your post and am wondering what ever came of it... I have the exact same problem and Kia has told me the same line as well. Eventually I got a chance to take one of their district managers out on a test drive to show him the problem and got him to admit that there is a problem. Were you able to get anything from them? I have taken my kia in about 8-10 times and it still isn't fixed. Let me know
#3957 of 4073 2008 Sorento LX 4x4 steering
Apr 24, 2009 (8:15 am)
Whenever I turn the wheel can feeling the steering mechanism under my feet (under driver side floor board obviously). Is this normal?
#3958 of 4073 Re: 2008 Sorento LX 4x4 steering [munny]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:47 am)
We have had our 08 Sorento EX and so far NO problems at all with it.
WE LOVE our Sorie!! Hope you can find the problem and get your steering mechanism under your feet taken care of. Probably NOT a big issue as KIA makes great cars and suvs. Don't get too nervous..............have faith in KIA!! We do.
#3959 of 4073 Let Kia know, they can thank this site for at least one less customer!
May 09, 2009 (2:13 am)
I have been looking to replace my 1997 Toyota Rav4 with a newer model something. I bought this Rav used w/ excessively high mileage for about 10k back in 2002, and have had nothing to complain about other than my fat butt wearing out the upholstery. I have driven this poor thing into the ground, and i suck at remembering to get it serviced. But it just keeps running and running like that battery bunny. Anyway, I know...this is the Kia forum....but there's a method to my madness. I was seriously thinking about trading my Rav in for a 2008 Sorento, because my local dealer is offering a killer special. I know nothing about the Sorento, or Kia in general for that matter, so I started clicking around the internet to see what I could find. Edmunds is where I landed, and I've been here reading horror after horror......and these were all people who sounded like they were spot on top of their maintenance schedules. Could you imagine one of these "precision machines" in the hands of someone like me? Holy Canoli! So, thanks to this forum and all of your stories......I am so getting another RAV4! You should check out Edmunds Rav4 forum, it's got a much more positive vibe! Thanks again!
#3960 of 4073 Re: Let Kia know, they can thank this site for at least one less customer! [no_kia_4_me_a]
by steve_ HOST
May 09, 2009 (3:44 am)
The reliability for both cars is good. If you look at the Identifix ratings here at Edmunds, the Sorento has all green checks for minimal problems dating back to 2003.
The RAV4 is almost as good, but has one "moderate problem" checked in '02 for engine issues.
Kia Sorento Reliability Rating
Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating
People tend to come to forums to find solutions to problems and you can get get a good sense of widespread problems that way (like the Toyota sludge issue a few years ago, to keep picking on Toyota). But all cars have problems and you'll find posts about all sorts problems in all the make/model discussions here.
Posts like Dodgeman6's are unfortunately a bit rare - human nature I guess - when your car is running right there's not much to comment on but let something go wrong and people let their dealer and manufacturer have it with both barrels.
Enjoy your new ride.
#3961 of 4073 Re: Let Kia know, they can thank this site for at least one less customer! [steve_]
May 09, 2009 (7:00 am)
This IS dodgeman6 responding to your comments about my postings being a bit rare. I thought the forums were for people to come and tell all about their experiences with their cars, dealerships, and manufacturers. My posts probably are NOT rare, just others have not posted or felt like it. So who do you blast if you can't go after the dealership or manufacturer? After spending thousands of dollars on a car (mine was that good for nothing 04 Dodge Caliber ST), most people react and do something about it in which I did. Going to a forum was my second outburst for the sake of others who WANT to read good and bad experiences with maybe a car they will buy or did buy.
So back away from pointing ME out on my posts. Nothing was inappropriate, and all of us were welcomed to POST our feelings, and experiences. Am I right?
#3962 of 4073 Re: Let Kia know, they can thank this site for at least one less customer! [dodgeman6]
May 09, 2009 (11:38 am)
Nothing was inappropriate,
That is correct and nobody said (or implied) that anything about your message was inappropriate. We appreciate all views and welcome all who share their experiences. The point was that people experiencing problems are more likely to post messages in public forums than those not experiencing problems. Of course, we'd all like to hear more good news but that's the way it is.
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#3963 of 4073 Crankshaft and bearings
May 16, 2009 (7:27 pm)
I have a 2004 Kia Sorenta with 120,000 miles. Crank shaft and bearings went out. Kia dealership quoted $5,000 for new motor. Calling around for a use motor to put in ourselfs. For a used motor $4,000. I am learning this is a problem with Kias. Anyone else with same problem and what did you do? If I didn't care about my credit would call the bank to come get the SOB!
#3964 of 4073 Should I buy a new 2008 Sorento?
Jun 03, 2009 (5:44 pm)
The local Kia dealer here is offering a great deal on a nice red 2008 Sorento LX 2WD. The price is dealer invoice less a $5,000 rebate. That brings it down to a hair under $17K. For the same price, I can buy a 2005 4Runner with 45,000 one-owner miles on it. I was leaning toward the Sorento because it is new and has an excellent warranty, but I am getting spooked by all the horror stories on this message board. I haven't read all 3,900 messages, but I've browsed through enough of them to see that there are a lot of unhappy Sorento owners out there. I know that message boards like this attract owners with problems, but the complaints I'm reading about are consistent with the problem areas noted by Consumer Reports (e.g., power accessories, climate control, brakes.)
Should I take a chance on the Sorento or go with the used (and out-of-warranty) Toyota?
#3965 of 4073 Re: Should I buy a new 2008 Sorento? [mrmga]
Jun 03, 2009 (6:51 pm)
You should get a much better deal than invoice less rebate for a year old Sorento even if it is new. Even less if it is a demo. The older Sorentoshad issues, for the most part the newer models are much better.