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Hi guys, my Sedona had an inspection and got a big fail. It's a 2003 with 130,000 miles

Here is the list of fails:

  • Oil leak that needs investigating and slow coolant leak
  • Both CV gaiters (not the first time these have split in my ownership)
  • Rust issues that need welding (o/s outer sill, some bits near suspension components)
  • O/s/r shock absorber.
  • Power steering issue, still drivable but its not the best experience, either something to do with the UJ or pump
  • Rear suspension arms corroded
  • Some of the brake pipes need doing / brakes binding
  • Handbrake efficiency below requirements
  • O/s/f, O/s/r wheel bearings
Also due other jobs like the standard oil / filter change, fuel filter change, brake pads are also getting low. I only had the cambelt water/pump done about a year or so ago. So given the age of the Sedona what would you do? Put more money & time into it and hope nothing more goes wrong like the clutch or gearbox etc, or give up? It's been a good car to me and never left me stranded & the size is great so tempting to try and keep it alive.
 

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DIY it might be viable, but if you don't DIY then I think you'd be paying a lot more than its worth and still have the risk of more costs and breakdowns.
 
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2019 Kia Sportage. SX with AWD. 2.0L Direct Injected Turbocharged & Intercooled Gas.
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I second Ron on this. She gave you good service for 17 years. If you can afford to it may be time to move on to a newer vehicle. Euro and Asian mandatory inspections are a lot tougher than in the US and costly, I am led to believe.
 
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