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Kia Sorrento

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Chilliblue, 28th Apr, 2016.

  1. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Never in a million years would I have thought of buying a Kia but the necessity of needing a 7 seater to ferry everyone's kids around along with mine has arrived.

    Does anyone drive one or a Kia, what do you think, would you do it again?
     
  2. LibGS

    LibGS Well-Known Member

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    I have a 4yo Kia Sorento SLi. Really good car, never had a problem. I'll trade it in for another one.

    A company that can give a 7 year warranty, must be very confident of its product.

    Highly recommended.
     
  3. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I'm looking for a car as well. I was surprised to find Kia Optima was ranked the highest in crash test. It is priced at 47K too!!
     
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  4. inertia

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    I would never have considered it, but I have seen some amazing reviews lately. I think the Korean car makers are where the Japanese car makers were in the 90s - the reputation is (rightfully) building, and they are producing some good vehicles.

    Check out this review:
    New Kia Sorento Review

    I have an older Toyota Kluger, and am very happy with it, but if I go another SUV, I'll be looking at the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.

    Cheers,
    Inertia.
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    I went into looking for a new car opened minded and it appears that Kia is ticking all the boxes and more.

    Safe, reliable, great price and well thought interiors. Hyundai's interiors are appalling and dated. Kluger is too thirsty and much more expensive to hold.
     
  6. inspiredbyprop

    inspiredbyprop Well-Known Member

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    Why not go for Honda Odyssey (I like the interior) or Toyota Tarago (doesn't look great but if you can get Estima, then great)
     
  7. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I hate the interior and exterior of all the three cars you mentioned.
     
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  8. ellejay

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    We have a Ssangyong Kyron. Have had it for 5yrs and driven it all over the Kimberley. It's been great on sand, corrogations, rivers. Seats fold down and we've slept in it and used it for removals. I can't get the obsession with Toyotas and expensive brands that many aussies have. Why pay more if you don't need to? I'd definitely give the Kia a go.
     
  9. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Kias aren't cheap! Audi Q3 is almost same price as Kia Sorento!
     
  10. ellejay

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    Oh! They used to be in the UK. Sounds like they've gone up. I haven't looked. I'll get back in my box :)
     
  11. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Except a Q3 is half the size :p
     
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  12. househuntn

    househuntn Well-Known Member

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    The current Kias look good, perhaps the best looking asian brand.

    I quite like the Pro_Cee'd but the interior looks like it's from the 90's
     
  13. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Just did a comparison between few cars based on redbook data.
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    Outlander seems to be a better deal. I should include the depreciation too.
     
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  14. freyja

    freyja Well-Known Member

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    I have one too - agree 100%
     
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  15. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I nearly bought one.

    I thought they were very nice. I couldn't cross the line with 50k on a Kia though, plus there was a huge wait.

    It then came down to a Mazda CX7 but I paid 36 for a Nissan Pathfinder. Does the job. There was also a long wait on the Kia and we needed it within a week.

    The big Carnivales are awesome too - I've hired one a couple of times. Soooo much space. I just couldn't do it to my manhood.
     
  16. househuntn

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    Money wise maybe. There's also the heart over brain matter :) though I guess most people need a family friendly car
     
  17. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    We've got a 7 seater Sorrento 2012 model. It's never skipped a beat and even our mechanic says that he services a lot of them and never sees any major issues.

    Great value for money.
     
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  18. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    had a 2010 Platinum diesel for 5.5 years and 200ks,nill issues.
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    Serious high speed prang put car into write off but protected driver from very serious injury

    Having looked hard over several months and lots of week long rentals of Jeep,mitsu, Pathfinder, Kluger, Renault, the new Sorrento platinum diesel was a shoe in.

    Its big bus with a killer sound system, adaptive cruise control, and moon roof, but with a7 year transferable warranty...........makes some of the other similar product more of a risk

    add in 6.7l/100k on highway fuel use

    Just a car though peops:) an M3 it isnt ...........

    ta
    rolf
     
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  19. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the responses. Keep them coming.
     
  20. dmb1978

    dmb1978 Well-Known Member

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    We have a near new Nissan Pathfinder - 7 seats with only 11000kms on the clock. We chose that one as it had the biggest feet/entry space in the back seats and we could still fit stuff in the boot with all the seats up. This is comparing to the SUV types. The Tarago/Carnival styles had a bit more space but were more expensive and looked too much like a mini bus. Unfortunately we now have to sell ours as we are heading overseas.