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Possibly Purchasing 2017 Sorento SXL AWD

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Hello everybody, I'm looking to purchase a 2017 Sorento SXL AWD this weekend. It has 47k miles and looks like it's in great shape. It's a one owner and was owned by one of the managers at the actual Kia dealership.

After researching an hour or two here in the forums, I'm worried about the rear coupler. I took it for a test drive today, but didn't notice any sounds. How can I get this checked before I purchase? I don't want to purchase and then run into a bunch of issues that could have been avoided.

Also, is there anything else anybody could recommend me looking at on this vehicle before I purchase? It's a horrible time to buy a car, but my Optima was totaled in September and we need to replace.

Thanks in advance!
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Another thing to think about - for the cost of the warranty, you can also set aside money every month and self-insure any issues that go wrong.

I said no to an extended warranty on my 2018 SX AWD when I bought it two years ago, and instead saved about $2500 along the way so that when the warranty expires next March, I have a fund to cover the inevitable. So far it's been a great car, despite being third owner when I got it with 11k miles.

It's at 38k now after 2.5 years of ownership. Towed trailer plus belongings weighing a total of 4500 lbs from Florida to Michigan without any issues. I don't drive it a lot as I work from home, but it's reliable, smooth, powerful, all the tech you want, and looks good. It's been in the dealer for a few issues (sway bar bushings and a few other warranty items). But I love it and it's easily the nicest car I've ever owned.

Best of luck to you!
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