2004 Kia Sorento User Reviews

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    2004 Kia Sorento EX Review
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    45

    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 4WD Review
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    65

    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 4WD Review
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    635

    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 LX Review
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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 LX Review
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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 LX Review
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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 LX Review
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    85

    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Fun And Family By klassenz

    Overall, this a very versatile vehicle that is safe, enjoyable, and functional. From the outstanding crash test ratings to the quiet smooth ride, there is much to like about this Kia Sorento. Anyone l... Read More

    Horrible By SeaSick

    I own a GMC Terrain that is in the shop for some body work, and the rental car company gave me a 2015 Sorento to drive. It is HORRIBLE. It maneuvers like a bumper car at Kennywood. If I had children, ... Read More

    2014 Kia Sorento Reviews

    2014 Kia Sorrento Lx By stime34

    Overall this is a great family vehicle. Able to move a large amount of cargo for errands and price is very reasonable. The value is head and shoulders above any competitor. Maintenance and reliabil... Read More

    Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fuel Economy. By uspspow

    Very nice economical vehicle, comfortable to drive, easy handling, cargo space will carry a foldable wheel chair easily.Back up camera is really nice. Controls on steering wheel nice and convenient an... Read More

    2013 Kia Sorento Reviews

    This Vehicle Is A Catch Your Eye Kind Of Sorento - Looks Alone Sold Me On It. By pamp50

    I have never had an issue with acceleration or braking. The handling is superb in every way. The sunroof makes it fun to drive on a spring or summer or fall day. I have never had any maintenance i... Read More

    Versatile And Economical. By NFavazzo

    I love my Sorento. It's perfect for a family day with 4 kids under 10. When everyone's not in the Sorento, the seats fold up and there's ample cargo space. The GDI 4 cylinder has a lot of pep and the ... Read More

    2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Family Car Fun To Drive By khemetsubs

    Handling, fuel economy, roomy, fun to drive, price, reliable, long warranty, comfortable, nice design, lot of standard options lack sometimes power on hilly roads, suspension may be stiff for some pe... Read More

    Love My Kia! By kendelld

    The Sorento is a great car. Great for trips around town and comfortable for long road trips. Smaller than a full sized SUV, but the cargo space is still huge. And then when you put the seats down, ... Read More

    2011 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Great By Kbyrum

    I like this car because it is a great family car and I have never had anything go wrong with the car. It is very reliable and will take you anywhere you want to go. Rides very smooth and would buy an... Read More

    Awesome Secondary Vehicle. By Dcp_1

    Fun comfortable vehicle. Roomy. Drove 2k mile round trip recently and am pleased with performance and reliability. 330 mile range between fuel stops. Recently changed 4 wheel brakes and rotors. Fairly... Read More

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