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I was just curious if any of the 2011 Sportage owners looked at the 2011 Sorento during the buying process. I looked at both and really loved the Sportage but was a little stubborn and went with the FWD / I4 Sorento. I do love the vehicle, but I kind of kick myself a little on passing on the AWD Sportage.
I'm 6'1 and appreciated the extra space in the Sorento. My wife loved the Sportage, and I'm sure I could have lived with the smaller cargo area. The cabin felt roomy enough in the Sportage. Anyway, I love the new Sportage too and was just curious if anyone went back and forth between Sorento or Sportage.
Looks like you've bought yourself a Sorento... I guess you must be a little bit regret. Well, for me, I just fall in love with the Sportage at first sight. I did tried the Sorento, and still prefer the Sportage. (never look back)
i think the sorento offers more for the money than the sportage . for me it was the slightly better fuel econmy of the sportage and the size . i dont really need a bigger car . if i had a family or had people rideing in my car often the serento would be the way to go
I agree Swanndog. I have 2 young children and a few dogs. I'm the everyday driver. I use to own a Isuzu Trooper years ago and loved it until the engine blew at 62,000 miles. Isuzu had big time issues on the engines and wouldn't cover anything. I like the space with the Sorento, but will always be a Sportage fan too. It's Sorento's little brother and a sweet ride!
The above comments pretty well sum up my feelings . . .
Looked at the Sorento and dismissed it purely because I didn't NEED the extra size (wife's main stipulation that it had to fit in the garage!!!). A very good package, but just more bulk than we needed/wanted.
Looked seriously at pretty much ALL SUVs on offer in Australia from all manufacturers. Initially only looked at Kia because a friend had bought a run-out of the old Sportage. I was impressed even with that and went and had a look and instantly dismissed all other would-be contenders.
Size, price, features and price ticked all the boxes and I am now a happy owner of a Sportage 2.0 diesel automatic. Wife loves it (comfortable!) and my only complaint is all the time I wasted looking at the others.
Old enough to know better . . . . too old to care!
i had my mind set on the 2nd gen sportage as the price was so good . 6000 dollars off . but when i found out the new model had so much more HP in the 4 cylinder and great fuel mileage i had too have one . ive been waiting over three months for my manual trans model to arrive . rideing my pedal bike too work every day in the snow is starting to get old .
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