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Kia Sorento, SUV
#295 of 586 Re: bought 2011 Kia sorento AWD. do I need the corrosion & paint warranty?
Jan 01, 2011 (12:06 pm)
We are closing the deal on a 2011 Kia Sedona LX with convenience pkg, mud flaps, cargo, cover, cargo net and tray. They offered us $1000 rebate from Kia (expires 1/3/11) plus $1,000 "conquest" rebate, also from Kia. Price including 8% tax & reg. fees is $24,600. What we're wondering about is the corrosion pkg (electronic rust prevention). Salesman said the regular warranty doesn't cover "environmental rust,"from salty roads or acid rain, etc. The pkg also includes lifetime paint warranty. Cost is $685 plus tx. IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY to protect the finish? They make it sound like you are insuring your big investment. We don't want it, but are concerned what may happen to the finish if we don't get it. Please answer ASAP. Have to decide in 2 days! Thanks!
#296 of 586 2011 Sorento Sx AWD
Jan 01, 2011 (9:16 pm)
I just bought mine at Glendale Kia from Andy. Great experince and great price. Used Amex/zag referral. If you are in Southern California this is the dealership. A++++
#297 of 586 Re: bought 2011 Kia sorento AWD. do I need the corrosion & paint warranty? [kittysorento]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 02, 2011 (7:37 am)
Almost every additional warranty or service offered in the F&I office is a high mark-up item, and of questionable value...
It sounds good, because they are trained to make it sound that way, and to question your intelligence if you decline...
Go out and look at your current vehicle, then decide if you need it.
#298 of 586 Re: bought 2011 Kia sorento AWD. do I need the corrosion & paint warranty? [kyfdx]
Jan 02, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Thanks for your input, kyfdx. I agree. At first I thought maybe Kia was using inferior paint/metal in their cars that required the extra protection. Now I realize that would compromise the very reputation they're trying to build right now. The corrosion protection pkg. must be a big moneymaker for the dealerships
#299 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [Sylvia]
Jan 04, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Paid $27,700 + TTL on a Snow White Pearl 2011 Sorento SX with no panoramic sunroof or DVD entertainment system. Extremely happy with our purchase so far and feel like we got a good deal.
... Of course, these sorts of numbers are always misleading and folks looking at these discussions should be aware of that. We have a pretty good feeling dealers will give you a good price if you finance because they can toy with the APR rates and skim off the top. Make sure you have your own financing set up when you show up to the dealer. If they can match it or beat it, even better.
#300 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [vara411]
Jan 04, 2011 (3:13 pm)
Thats a nice deal.
AFAIK, Panoramic sunroof is the only factory option on SX.
What rebates did you get with that price ? Did they beat your financing?
#301 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [vara411]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:13 am)
Is it a AWD?
#302 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lok888]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:34 am)
SX = AWD and V6
#303 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [steevo]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:42 am)
I just purchased a 2011 Sorento AWD V6 w/ sunroof for $30,250 which includes freight.
#304 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [steevo]
Jan 07, 2011 (7:01 am)
$27.7K sounds like a good deal. I figured I can use the $1500 loyality + $15000 competitive and $1500 Kia cash back on SX = $4500 total savings. How much did the dealer discount off on the top of these savings?
I have AAA and they offer 2.75% for 36 months. I wonder the dealer can match it or I will have my own financing for the car.