2007 Kia Sorento EX from North America
If you live next to a servicing dealership, buy one
The car was delivered with a torn seat, broken moon roof, rear hatch that wouldn't close, passenger air bag that sometimes turned on, sometimes didn't.
It took over a month to get the seat replaced. The air bag and hatch have never been fixed. They told me to keep slamming the rear hatch and eventually it would break in. It hasn't.
At 3K the car started shuttering when starting off in forward and reverse. After a few visits (80miles round trip) they finally got the part. The dealer and Kia didn't know where it went. Can you believe that! We have to return again. Good thing gas is so cheap!
Two dealerships have dropped their franchises since I bought this 10 months ago. I now have to drive 40 miles each way to get the car fixed.
As a second time Kia owner I expected more. The first one was a little rough around the edges and I traded it in at a little over 15K miles expecting to get more than I had. What a mistake!
This one will be lucky to make it to 7K before I get rid of it.
Much improved ride, great power, better, but not good gas mileage, comfortable.
Poor brakes, Unreliable, Poor Service- Too bad.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd March, 2008
14th Apr 2009, 23:39
I brought a Kia Sorento in 2007. Wish I never did. At less than 3k it needed new rotors and brakes. Bearing gone on rear end, and has never been corrected after going to dealership over and over. Always diagnosed with a different problem rather than the correct one. Kia would rather try to adjust a part than put a new one on. What is the warranty for?
This is my first Kia and my last. The price I paid was ridiculous, it should have been free. Let's not forget the rain. It's quite embarrassing to get off work on a rainy day and have to sit in a wet seat.
If you have nothing else to do with your day I recommend buying a Kia, you can wait in their shop all day.