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  1. Upside/Downside of this opportunity please.

    2016+ Sorento
    But that's exactly the point, for folks who keep cars for the long term (they do take the deprecation hit) but make up for it. The up front cost is more than made up in the years after about 10+ years of ownership (especially if you the vehicle has above average reliability).
  2. Upside/Downside of this opportunity please.

    2016+ Sorento
    Are you trying to solve for Cost of Vehicle Ownership? Or trying to arrive at some value data point for buying used versus new? I think the cost per mile is an interesting data point, but I think the value proposition you need to solve for or arrive at needs to factor in how long a new...
  3. Upside/Downside of this opportunity please.

    2016+ Sorento
    Good luck, Jim, and thanks for the clarification on your situation. And for the clarity on what's happning with Sorento pricing. One suggestion for you and I don't mean this is in a lecturing way but I'd never spend 4500k on a car with over 200K miles (I know the car has been good to you...
  4. Upside/Downside of this opportunity please.

    2016+ Sorento
    He's not going to pay anything near MSRP on a MY19 Sorento - at the min Kia is offering $4K bonus cash (this is a national incentive). My friend purchased a MY19 SX AWD V6 with tech package for $34K cash (plus tax, etc.). Spending $27K on a used (4 year old car) presents no real value in my...
  5. Upside/Downside of this opportunity please.

    2016+ Sorento
    sounds like you keep cars for a long time. If that's the case and you're going to spend 25K + on your next vehicle just go with a new Sorrento - you'll get the longer warranty and if you keep the new car 200K + miles the couple of thousound dollars you save on buying used will be insignificant.
  6. How did I do? 2019 Sorento SX

    2016+ Sorento
    That's incredibly low, does that have the technology package with all the bells and whistles. I'm see that average transaction price here in the NYC metro area for MY19 SX with Technology package is about $40K (there's currently a 4k cash incentive).
  7. Very hot air coming out of V6 GDI engine

    2016+ Sorento
    Thanks for confirming, I've felt the hood of car get so hot and as you said the hot air emanating from the engine bay to the inside of the driver side wheel well and door is also abnormally hot in my mind.
  8. Very hot air coming out of V6 GDI engine

    2016+ Sorento
    thanks for the reply, folks. Of course, engine bays get hot. But, as an owner of many normally aspirated V6 engines and 4 cylinder turbos, this is probably the hottest I've seen an engine bay get. I can feel the heat by the underside of the driver door and the bay has hot air emanating from...
  9. Very hot air coming out of V6 GDI engine

    2016+ Sorento
    Hi Everyone, Anyone else notice that the V6 GDI gets very hot during normal operation. Popped hood after a 30 minute drive and lot of hot air coming out of engine and touched plastic engine cover and it was very hot. Is this normal? We have a 2019 SX w/ the V6.
  10. 2019 Sorento V6 Oil Change Guide

    2016+ Sorento
    I got to about 6.9.
  11. Seats falling apart - 2017 SX

    2016+ Sorento
    Ah, sorry, I just assumed you were in the US Per the US Kia web site, Nappa leather comes standard in the SXL trim.
  12. Buying advice

    2016+ Sorento
    Agreed with most comments here. I would not hesitate on the 2019 Sorento, both the engine and trans have been tweaked and not fully redesigned, so your'e not dealing with a new trans or engine. The current Sorento has been in the market since MY16 and most data sources (at least the ones that...
  13. 2019 Sorento V6 Oil Change Guide

    2016+ Sorento
    Hi Everyone Did first oil change. Only two annoying items was putting cover back on and unscrewing oil filter housing given that there's a small plastic piece near wheel that sort of gets in the way putting filter housing back in. I'm also curious, how much oil did you DIYers put in to get...
  14. 2019 Sorento V6 Oil Change Guide

    2016+ Sorento
    great post thanks! can you give me the model number of the oil filter? I ordered a MahleOX 355 26320 3CKB0 and it's correct on box, but on the filter itself is says MahleOX 355 26330 3CKB0,
  15. 2019 Sorento V6 Oil Change Guide

    2016+ Sorento
    Thanks. On the oil spec, does it need to meet all three? For example, I think Mobile1 full synthetic meets ILSAC GF 5, ACEA A1/B1, API SN, SM, SL ; looks like because it doesn't meet ACEA A5 I can't use it, correct?
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