2008 Kia Sorento
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KKKKKIA

by from Lone Tree, Co on June 1, 2009

I LOVE my '08 Red KIA Sorento!!!! I traded in my BMW 328I and I absolutely could not be happier!!! It is sooo roomy & comfortable and the body style is sooo pretty!!! I couldn't be happier - The absol...
I LOVE my '08 Red KIA Sorento!!!! I traded in my BMW 328I and I absolutely could not be happier!!! It is sooo roomy & comfortable and the body style is sooo pretty!!! I couldn't be happier - The absolute BEST car I have ever had (i've had an explorer, a blazer, a paseo, a bmw, a samarai, a mustang, a pulsar etc)!!! I know of 1 family that actually bought 3 of them (Crazy, I know) but after driving my easy-riding beauty.... I see why!!.. The BEST financial decision I have made in a long time!!! This car with its killer warranty is just absolutely Dreamy!!! Now... Quit looking and go get your Sorento!!!
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Best Car for the Money, Period!

by from Bluefield, WV on January 23, 2012

This is our third KIA. One Sorento, one Spectra. We have the 3.8 litre V-6, auto transmission. Wish new models had 3.8 V-6, lack thereof will possibly keep us out of another Sorenoto. Mileage is alway...
This is our third KIA. One Sorento, one Spectra. We have the 3.8 litre V-6, auto transmission. Wish new models had 3.8 V-6, lack thereof will possibly keep us out of another Sorenoto. Mileage is always over 20mpg, especially with non-ethonal fuel. Original tires lasted for close to 40,000 miles. Never any problems, except for weak AM radio signal. Ergonomics are super, seats most comfortable, ride is great. We plan to pull a 4,200lb camper, "book" states it can handle 5,000lbs. We shall see. Can't say enough about this wonderful automobile!
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Great Bang 4 the Buck

by from Hayward, CA on May 1, 2009

I bought a used Sorento and love it. When merging on the freeway, acceleration is impressive. Some engine noise from the "throaty" 3.8L V6, actually sounds sweet to the enthusiast's ear. Ride comfort ...
I bought a used Sorento and love it. When merging on the freeway, acceleration is impressive. Some engine noise from the "throaty" 3.8L V6, actually sounds sweet to the enthusiast's ear. Ride comfort is great, decent warranty, havent put 4x4 to test yet. Cheap interior, but clean design and simple, not overly artistic or spacecraft like. Great car, get a used one and save thousands.
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Pretty Good Car for the Wife

by from Roanoke, VA on March 3, 2012

I purchased our '08 Sorento in Nov of '09. Mainly purchased for my wife, I've had more than a few opportunities to drive it. Being a sedan man all my life, I find the Sorento a very good vehicle, espe...
I purchased our '08 Sorento in Nov of '09. Mainly purchased for my wife, I've had more than a few opportunities to drive it. Being a sedan man all my life, I find the Sorento a very good vehicle, especially considering the price. Gas mileage is pretty good for a SUV (around 20 MPG). Space is adequate, although my long legs require a periodic stretch on highway trips. Stereo is pretty decent and simple to operate. The warranty is a Godsend for worry free driving. Overall, I'd buy another one, but, the newer model appears a bit large for my taste. If it came to that, I would probably consider the Sportage.
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Awesome Value

by from Johnston, Iowa on July 18, 2011

I've owned my 2008 Sorento for a few months now and I love it. Acceleration is great and it has comfort and style to match the more expensive mid-size SUV's. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
I've owned my 2008 Sorento for a few months now and I love it. Acceleration is great and it has comfort and style to match the more expensive mid-size SUV's. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
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DON'T DO IT

by from Yellow Springs, OHio on September 9, 2015

I have owned this car for 1 yr an the check engine light comes on all the time an KIA charges 109.00 just to check it every time. First it was a gas sensor then it a throttle sensor. I went online an ...
I have owned this car for 1 yr an the check engine light comes on all the time an KIA charges 109.00 just to check it every time. First it was a gas sensor then it a throttle sensor. I went online an found that this is a common problem with this model an several other of there models. What happens when the light comes on umm the car stops thee car takes control of the throttler an you can do nothing. You have to pull over shut the car off push the pedal (gas) 4 times an the lights go away till the next time. This has happened several times in the last few days so I call KIA an the was worth less for real. So overall don't by the car before you do go online an see all the people that have the same problem they will not recall the part which is like 500 dollars but while you are going do the highway it stops an you hope for the best for real.
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5 Stars across the Board

by from Mancelona on December 12, 2008

Why do I give my Sorento 5 stars, I say? Well, it is all true. I don't understand why the professional expert reviewers of this car are so cruel when they don't even own one like the rest of us Sorent...
Why do I give my Sorento 5 stars, I say? Well, it is all true. I don't understand why the professional expert reviewers of this car are so cruel when they don't even own one like the rest of us Sorento owners. WE should be the ones you should be talking to, and not just a few. I LOVE this midsized SUV. There is nothing I didn't like about it. I got a nice looking SUV that gets good gas mileage, solid to drive, comfortable, and I am proud to own a KIA. The other brands are so stuckup against the KIA, and actually are afraid of it's competition for a quality vehicle with an outstanding warranty to cover any worries IF reliability is your problem. Don't listen to the negativity about the Sorento 08, people. I have had so many compliments that I can't count them all. My sister in law bought the EX, and I havethe LX.I bought the Bright Silver exterior paint, and it is very classy.The Sorento takes the road nicely, and it is quiet as well. I have nothing bad to say about mine.......
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Great SUV for the money

by from Cumberland, RI on July 13, 2010

Great power, ride and quality. Sporty design with great lines. Fuel economy a little questionable, but overall very happy with my Sorento LX Sport Edition
Great power, ride and quality. Sporty design with great lines. Fuel economy a little questionable, but overall very happy with my Sorento LX Sport Edition
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Best car I've owned.

by from Atlanta on June 14, 2015

2008 sorento with 178,000 miles, with all the original parts still working. This car is in destructible, I use it for my work and all the outdoor activities I do, incuding lots of 4 wheeling, I've mis...
2008 sorento with 178,000 miles, with all the original parts still working. This car is in destructible, I use it for my work and all the outdoor activities I do, incuding lots of 4 wheeling, I've mistreated it all the way along,but yet, it is still going strong . I've owned Nissans, durangos, BMW s, Land rovers, but this sorento is just something else.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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Great SUV for towing

by from Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX on October 1, 2007

PRO - Very pleased with the ride comfort for a SUV with 5000 pound towing capacity. The front drive SUV's don't come close. PRO - Great front visibility, better than most mini-vans. PRO - Comfortable ...
PRO - Very pleased with the ride comfort for a SUV with 5000 pound towing capacity. The front drive SUV's don't come close. PRO - Great front visibility, better than most mini-vans. PRO - Comfortable seats and ride for a vehicle having more than 6000 lb. GVWR. PRO - Plenty of rear legroom for 6-footers even with front seats all the way back. PRO - Went form BMW 535i to Sorento. It's not a BMW, but has plenty of power and reasonable drive/ride/handling for SUV. PRO - Rear deck completely flat when back seats folded down. PRO - Hills and boat ramps no problem with 3000 lb. boat trailer. CON - Have to remove rear headrests to fold rear seats. CON - Only getting about 24 mpg on highway, but it weighs almost 4500 lbs.
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