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mhmm, mine came from a rental fleet. Great price and I've had no issues, except the transmission fluid was overdue for a change at 35k when I checked it.. so maybe have the dealer do a flush as part of the purchase agreement.
Thanks,,, don't see much issue with rental.. would get it checked properly and also do some fluid flush and refill with new fluid.. engine and transmission at least..

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Keep in mind that the warranty is not the same (shorter) when you buy used (I suppose CPO may be as good or better, I have no idea). Buying new you can get 0% interest and several grand off the sticker. Depending how old you are looking at, it may make more sense just to get a new one.
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mhmm, mine came from a rental fleet. Great price and I've had no issues, except the transmission fluid was overdue for a change at 35k when I checked it.. so maybe have the dealer do a flush as part of the purchase agreement.
I don't have the book in front of me, but I didn't think the trans required new fluid with only 30k or 35k miles? I thought it was at least 60k?
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I don't have the book in front of me, but I didn't think the trans required new fluid with only 30k or 35k miles? I thought it was at least 60k?
you are right, not needed till 60K.

I am still surprised that I found sorento better rive than mdx... i admit I am a car noob...but I just didn't like the mdx drive. mazdas are better driving but cx5 too small
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I don't have the book in front of me, but I didn't think the trans required new fluid with only 30k or 35k miles? I thought it was at least 60k?
When it's practically black, it's time to change it. Slightly brown is ok, but that's not what I observed. So it was a surprise. I think the owner's manual says under 'normal conditions, you should never have to change it and under 'severe' conditions, do drain & fill every 60k. I did a full flush at 35k, and it's still mostly red now at 48k.
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Oh boy, here we go again...

(I won't "yell" because I have to save my voice for Christmas songs.)

...but maybe this will help...

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As the vehicle is driven, the automatic transaxle fluid will begin to look darker. It is a normal condition and you should not judge the need to replace the fluid based upon the changed color.
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Oh boy, here we go again...

(I won't "yell" because I have to save my voice for Christmas songs.)
awww you remembered me. Thanks, fella.

Your passion for discouraging people from changing fluids often is puzzling yet admirable.
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awww you remembered me. Thanks, fella.
You're welcome!



Although you're kinda hard to forget.



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Your passion for discouraging people from changing fluids often is puzzling yet admirable.
Well I just don't like seeing people throwing away their hard-earned money and wasting their precious time.

...Not to mention the impact on the environment.

Plus I like dispelling these all too often repeated and perpetuated "myths", such as:

"You have to change your oil every 3000 miles or 3 months."

"KIA has not tested or approved synthetic oil for use in their vehicles."

"Maintenance work must done at the dealership to maintain your warranty."

"Extended drain intervals will automatically void your warranty."

"You can determine the condition of your oil by its color."

"Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are not real. (What?!!)"

...and so on...

Also check-out >THIS POST<



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Go with the V6 AWD! The V6 seems to get better mileage then the 4cyl. and the Sori is more stable all around with AWD, without it, you may not be able to take off fast without spinning the front tires! Because of the power! I recently took out my AWD fuse, and couldn't control the tire spinning on fast takeoffs, it wasn't even floored? The fuse went back in! Also, I've also gotten better gas mileage then my previous 2011 Sportage 2.4L AWD ever did!

Some previous Hyundai/Kia vehicles: 2002 Santa Fe LX V6 AWD, 2005 Tucson LX V6 AWD, 2010 Tucson GLS 2.4L AWD, 2011 Sportage EX 2.4L AWD, 2015 Sorento Ex V6 AWD
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