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2003 Kia Sorento

2003 Kia Sorento

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3.8
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Great Car for the money

by from Columbia SC on November 22, 2010

I bought the car 7 month ago for $4400 from a dealer. And I must say it is a great midsize SUV, it is reliable, swift and doesn't need lots of gas about the 2WD. No electrical problems at all or whate...
I bought the car 7 month ago for $4400 from a dealer. And I must say it is a great midsize SUV, it is reliable, swift and doesn't need lots of gas about the 2WD. No electrical problems at all or whatever your read in Forums. Make sure the timing belt is ok when you buy one because it is about $650 at a KIA Garage.It has 2 recalls who should be done, if its not done, KIA gonna do on guarantee! Overall, a very good fun SUV for this money! I would buy it again without a doubt!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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This is such an awesome car

by from Murfreesboro ,TN on December 5, 2007

MPG aren't that great but everything else is awesome I got this car used in 2005 when I turned 16 it had 87000 miles on it and I was totally bummed because it was kia but once I got in it and drove I ...
MPG aren't that great but everything else is awesome I got this car used in 2005 when I turned 16 it had 87000 miles on it and I was totally bummed because it was kia but once I got in it and drove I loved it! Mine has leather,sunroof,woodgrain and is just awesome the factory sound system is bumping and my friends always look in the back to see if I have subs, This car has never broken down on me and it now has 100,000 miles on it I've driven it from Tennessee where I live to Oregon no problem. This car is just awesome and if you can afford this gas get it!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Everlast

by from Millsboro, DE on June 8, 2007

Bought this truck a few weeks ago.. and i'm am in love... I was a little shaky at first seeing as how it had 88,000 miles on the odometer when i test drove it... but i drove like new. And the best par...
Bought this truck a few weeks ago.. and i'm am in love... I was a little shaky at first seeing as how it had 88,000 miles on the odometer when i test drove it... but i drove like new. And the best part is, it's still covered by a warranty. I hope this truck holds up for the next 4-5 years, and if so, i will definately return to Kia for years to come.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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great drive good value

by from TX on March 15, 2007

sporty looks are only the beginning. The sorento is a reliable roomy mid size suv. The interior is well appointed and designed for comfort .
sporty looks are only the beginning. The sorento is a reliable roomy mid size suv. The interior is well appointed and designed for comfort .
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Does recommend this car

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I like it so well that I'm getting one for my kid

by from LaGrange, Ga on July 15, 2009

I live in south Georgia and have to travel to west Texas often. It is an extremely comfortable ride, the performance is great, plenty of room for my luggage and sound system is perfect for the long dr...
I live in south Georgia and have to travel to west Texas often. It is an extremely comfortable ride, the performance is great, plenty of room for my luggage and sound system is perfect for the long drive!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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The Kia is an Excellent choice for a purchase

by from Charlotte, NC on July 23, 2006

Beautiful condition, inside and out. Must drive to see how this car handles the curves and so smooth on the highway. Quiet, and dependable vehicle while comes with a warranty. Service records all k...
Beautiful condition, inside and out. Must drive to see how this car handles the curves and so smooth on the highway. Quiet, and dependable vehicle while comes with a warranty. Service records all kept up and has new brakes. I would recommend a KIA Sorento to anyone who wants a reliable, safe and dependable car.
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Does recommend this car

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"BEST SUV ON THE MARKET"

by from KENSINGTON, OHIO on October 26, 2006

I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE NEW OFF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR AND IT IS THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED. IT NOW HAS 36000 MILES AND HAS NEVER BEEN THE SHOP FOR NOTHING EXCEPT ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. I TRADED ...
I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE NEW OFF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR AND IT IS THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED. IT NOW HAS 36000 MILES AND HAS NEVER BEEN THE SHOP FOR NOTHING EXCEPT ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. I TRADED MY 2000 SEPHIA I ALSO PURCHASED NEW FOR MY SORENTO, THE SEPHIA PROVED TO BE A VERY GOOD CAR ALSO. I AM LOOKING TO REPLACE MY SORENTO WITH THE UPDATED 2007 MODEL, AND I AM SURE IT WILL BE AS GREAT AS MY 2003. GREAT JOB KIA, YOU HAVE GOT A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!!
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Does recommend this car

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A real gas-hog

by from Collinsville Oklahoma on July 22, 2007

I have found my Sorento to be very comfortable, reliable and stylish when compared to other SUVS on the market. I am really having concerns about selling this vehicle due to the poor gas mileage and g...
I have found my Sorento to be very comfortable, reliable and stylish when compared to other SUVS on the market. I am really having concerns about selling this vehicle due to the poor gas mileage and gasoline costs continuing to increase. While I like the car alot, I have to consider the long run and will probabally get something more economical. That is my next concern. Resale of a Kia is not the easiest thing to accomplish!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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I thought I was buying a reliable SUV

by from Eureka, Ca. on December 4, 2008

I love my Kia Sorento, bought used just last November 2007, has all the power options, comfortable, etc, but it has been in the shop for repairs more that I've gotten to drive it and it doesn't have t...
I love my Kia Sorento, bought used just last November 2007, has all the power options, comfortable, etc, but it has been in the shop for repairs more that I've gotten to drive it and it doesn't have that many miles. I believe it's a lemon at this point.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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unemployed worker

by from Religh nc on April 23, 2012

it ride is good but the gas miles could have been better. the Dealer that sold me ths car at first did not want to help me after i Drove off. two miles down the road the check eng light came on only t...
it ride is good but the gas miles could have been better. the Dealer that sold me ths car at first did not want to help me after i Drove off. two miles down the road the check eng light came on only to fine that the catlicy convertor was bad. But the help me get it fix. othen that i like my truck
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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