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2003 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2003 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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Craig writes:
2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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Offroad capabilities

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Solid, No Fuss. — Works great in both mud and snow, underrated for its off road capailities. Body on ladder type frame construction and real 4X4 gearing, it will go anywhere a Jeep will. Spacious and confortable, is also a good daily commuter. Very solid.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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4

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I loved the look and feel of it overall.

Cons

The timing belt needs replacing every 100,000 kms or it will stop running and cause damage. It didn't have 7 seats.

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Nice Small Truck — Wonderful truck. Too bad the new ones are less of truck and more car. Needed a 7-seater so I upgraded to the Borrego. The Timing belt needs to be replaced every 100,000 km and should never be missed! The transmission was great, the options were great. Winter driving was a breeze in it. Went down several off-road trails and it performed great!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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lauracrtt writes:
2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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Smooth, Reliable Small Suv. — This vehicles acceleration is excellent and smooth. My gas mileage isn't great but I tote small kids daily and I love the room available in this suv

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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gusmcor writes:
2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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Fuel Guzzler

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Great Comfort But Huge Fuel Consumption — Has been reliable over the 10 years. Some corrosion on the luggage compartment door. Huge fuel guzzler. Main electrical control unit for interior lighting and license plate shorts and requires replacement regularly. Very comfortable ride. Lots of cargo room. Overall great vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carrie writes:
2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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Accelerates very well, Very safe design.

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Fuel Effency in my model isn't so great.

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Mine Is Ruby/grey With Grey Leather Interior, And The Aluminum Rims — Has been a wonderful Ride. Reliable, only problems were from manufacture and it is the first run model so over all nothing more than expected. Fluid changes are a Breeze! Maintaining so far has been very simple....however changing out the timing belt for the home garage is a big task and extremely expensive at the professional garage. I also don't like the lack of access to the spark plugs. Oh yeah and the Rims SUCK in salty conditions....the pit very easily!

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perez00777 writes:
2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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Best Suv Ive Driven In A Long Time. As A Matter Of Fact I'm Getting A New 07' Sorento Today, I Love The More Horespower — as a matter of fact i'm getting a new 07' sorento today, i love the more horespoweras well as the same like price from last years

Owner for 3 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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gprz writes:
2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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The Vehicle Seems A Bit Buggy. — Check engine light comes on at random. Poor fuel mileage.Can't easily get a service/repair manual.

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2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2011 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2009 Kia Sorento Reviews

I Love My Sorento! By jimlux1

Excellent man, I couldn't afford the Toyota or Audi so my friend said like "Hey why not get a try on a Sorento? " and I immediately went to the agent and reserved one after the test drive almost immed... Read More

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2008 Kia Sorento Reviews

Iiiiiiiiiii By Mohammed

it good accelatration braking handling it is very fun to drive this car it has mileage over 43000 its very stylish and hopeful car it is about 90000 dhs its very fun its sunroof camera and cd player i... Read More

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