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Congrats on your purchase. I think you will like it. That is a great price you got it for. As far as the rail rust, I would buy a clay bar kit and follow the directions. It is a lot of work to clay bar the whole car, but worth it. It will probably take care of the issue. I have running boards on mine and don't really find them necessary. They do help by keeping junk from splattering up on the sides on the vehicle but aren't needed to get in. I am up to 34,000 miles and enjoy it each time I drive it.

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I took..

I had the dealer remove my running boards the first day I bought the truck. as they were in the way and I don't need them. As they are bolted on, it was easy. I sold them on craigslist for $200. I now have 40k miles and no issues at all. Enjoy. I sure do.


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Congrats on your purchase. I think you will like it. That is a great price you got it for. As far as the rail rust, I would buy a clay bar kit and follow the directions. It is a lot of work to clay bar the whole car, but worth it. It will probably take care of the issue. I have running boards on mine and don't really find them necessary. They do help by keeping junk from splattering up on the sides on the vehicle but aren't needed to get in. I am up to 34,000 miles and enjoy it each time I drive it.
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the warranty..

The anti perforation (rust) warranty is 5 yrs, 100k miles.

http://www.kia.com/content/media/en/...9_warranty.pdf

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Hi ALL!!!! New to this forum, but I came looking for information and ended up finding some great reading and you folks just reaffirm my decision on buying a Borrego!!! I'm from Iowa and had a Honda Pilot with 170K miles and thought it was time to do something different, so we started looking and came upon this Borrego in Philly, PA. Worked out a deal and next thing I knew, I was heading "On a jet plane....didn't know when I'd be back again"....LOL...but flew to Philly yesterday morning and headed back home facing 17 hours driving and nearly 1000 miles. I got home this morning around 5:30 am after driving straight and stopping 3 times. I actually did enjoy my drive and for what I saved, was WELL worth my time. I figured I had approximately $500 getting it home with a cheap plane ticket and fuel. After just last night, I have fallen head over heals for this awesome vehicle!!! We got a 2009, purchased in January of '10 V6 EX for $18500.00 with only 18,300 miles...I couldn't believe it and thought for sure something was wrong with it, but really does look great!! and drives just as great!!! I LOVE it!!!! Wife washed it all up after I got home and told me I missed some rail rust....actually quite a bit of rail rust!!!! Even though it is Bronze Metallic with the butter cream color leather, we can still see the rail rust. My question to all of you, will warranty cover any of this?? I still have the factory warranty left. My other question is I'd love to get a set of running boards that are factory so they would fit right on, but I can't find any used ones online. Any way, thanks guys and gals for helping answer my questions!!!
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Thanks for the replies, I am just loving driving it!!
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We bought our Borrego in July of 2010 without researching it fully. I guess you could call it an impulse buy. Usually this is a recipe for disaster but overall I have been pleased with the vehicle. What I like most is the engine performance of the V6 combined with the interior size and 3rd row seat. It's not as small as a Sorento, Not as big and hard to park as a Tahoe or Suburban. And not as pricey as a $30,000 Traverse.
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