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2004 Kia Sorento EXReview
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Good Looking — Room and Gas mileage ok for suv. Parts are expensive, Nice Paint Combo, Handles Nice, Looks like a more expensive Manufacturer, Pro`s Parts are really pricey I guess Do to shipping from korea, And Not alot available to Independent part stores I would Guess

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice

Cons: Parts are Pricey

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2004 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
kieva_brymer writes:
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I Love My Car — Everything about the Kia Sorento is great. Off-road is fun but still safe and driving in the snow and ice is safe and comfortable. I like the looks of this car and on the radio a system was put in which made the quality even higher. I love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car for anything.  Lot's of room in the back, seats fold down, very comfortable.

Cons: Had a couple issues with the battery.

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2004 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Great Daily Driver —

My wife and I were debating between the Kia Sorento, Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape. The Chevy was ruled out, only because it was the first year of the new model. I normally like to wait until the 2nd or 3rd model year to purchase; especially after my mom's history with her year-1 Pacifica. I ruled out the Ford Escape after I tried to test drive one and felt like I was eating my knees. I'm only 6', but have a large / muscular frame @ 250; a 210 or smaller man may have fit fine, but that particular model year (2004) just wasn't comfortable for me with the Escape. After I test drove the Kia, my wife took it out and really liked it. We took it home later that day. I think we traded in my 1996 Chevy s-10. I drive the Sorento on occasion, but it's my wife's car. She drives it to school (teacher) and back to Pittsburgh when she and my son go back in the summer. It has treated us rather well, not needing many repairs until recently, which I tend to expect at the 8 - 10 year mark. My wife likes the ride, except for the tires not always feeling like they grip on hard turns. It has a 3.5 DOHC that generates decent power, especially when O/D is turned off. She hopes to continue driving it for several more years. While I'm sure that a Lexus RX owner would slap me for saying so, the 2004 Sorento looks similar to the Lexus RX-line; at least to me. It's not boxy. Handles fairly well. Has good power, for a v6. Gas mileage isn't great, but not bad, especially since she only drives ~10 miles one way for school + short trips around the house. My wife likes the height vantage as well, with it riding higher than a sedan.

Pros: Great daily driver / short family trip car

Cons: Tires routinely slip during turns.  Not as much cargo room as our Monstero had.  Back seats are fine for kids, but not "Man Sized".  Our black lab could ride comfortably in the Monstero back-seats, but always looks like he's about ready to slip off the Kia's back-seat.

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2004 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Not That Serious — Well...can't wait to get something else. Likes: affordable Dislikes: it's a KIA, need I say more. It's boring but safe, affordable but already having problems,... practical but ... BORING. I would recommend to someone who wants an affordable SUV with a great safety rating and warranty. If I had it my way...I'd drive a Bentley!

Pros: Affordable

Cons: It's a KIA, need I say more

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2004 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Kia Sorento A Pinto? — My mom got one of these right after they came out and it's pretty nice she got it fully loaded w/ everything except the spoiler(useless) theres only a few things with these cars the light bulbs always burn out in the lights and tail lights!!! always i can't stress this fact enough and they get the worst gas mileage of there class but they are very safe and comfortable however they are rather cheap and poorly designed as the paint on the a/c button smudged the first time i got in the car and pushed it!!! that's what we get for outsourcing!

Pros: good price but you get what you pay for they gave us 3,000 for a 94 plymouth voyager on trade in sight unseen

Cons: Light bulbs always burn out!!! middle of the road gas mileage

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2004 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Never Owned A Foriegn Car Before But I Love This One!!!!! — Comfortable, GREAT on gas for an SUV, enough room to take kids to soccer tournaments and nice size cargo area.

Pros: GREAT on gas!

Cons: BIG blind spot in back!

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2004 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Would I Buy This Car Again? — Update: 7 years later this car is still going down the road with over 180,000 miles on it. Repairs along the way include: New drive shaft $700, 2 water pumps $200 because my friend did it both times, fuel pump/gas tank thing (could not put gas in the tank) $1100, multiple sensors $1500, lots of light bulbs $100. Air conditioner stopped over a year ago but the cost to replace it is not worth the value. ---If I had to do it over again I would not buy this car. -- We also have a Toyota minivan with 170,000 miles on it, repairs along the way, about $500. Buy a Toyota! Initial review: I have had the car 2 months and it seems to be working fine but I am hearing small noises that are making me nervous. Bought car with 44k miles - brake light went out on the way home and check engine light came on 2 days later! Throttle Position Sensor had to be replaced. Rear Wiper doesn't always work but Kia shop "could not duplicate" the problem.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: exterior looks cool

Cons: not always reliable; every time it breaks costs at least $500 to fix it

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2004 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
Nery Y Nilza says:
vs2006 Honda Pilot
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Back Seats Ranked 2006 Honda Pilot better.
"this is a very good condition SUV"
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Honda Pilot worse.
"all or my car are in very good condition"

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2021 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9BFK74

Love this car so far. I have no issues! Read More

Review By drturtle1970

All the features on this car are phenomenal. The safety features include check back seat reminders, DTL, lane assist and so many more. I’m very happy with Sorento and love the extra long sunroof!! Read More

2020 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Carol

Bought a 2020 sorento and satisfied with price/mileage and warranty. Read More

Review By Guru9TQCZJ

Great interior and runs really good. We tried several other cars but did not like the fit. This one is very comfortable for us and room to expand! It will last us for years! Read More

2019 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9B3D2F

The car is great I got that car and there is nothing else it needs, great price and low miles Read More

Review By Guru9XKFWS

I had a traverse prior to this and I think they are very comparable. Good value high end features . Plenty of space for growing teenagers even in the third row. Love it! Read More

2018 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Soldier79

Never test drove a 2018 Kia Sorento. I test drove a 2019 Sorento. Read More

Review By Guru9DPXQS

Just got it yesterday, I like the vehicule features. Read More

2017 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Terry

It was a great value for the price so I bought it. Read More

Review By Guru9XJ8PJ

Absolutely gorgeous vehicle! Great on gas mileage, very comfortable ride. Read More

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