Kia has wiped their hands of it and told me I was the only one in all of Australia with the issue. Personally never a fan of bigger sedans too, but now I appreciate the cerato V2's size as new sedans are almost much bigger yet does not seem to fit in more interior space. There are 2 functionalities that I look for in a vehicle. Long warranty and looks pretty good too. There is no third-row seating option. All Sorentos come standard with dual front and curtain airbags; four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, stability, and traction control; tire pressure monitors; and active headrests. Edit::: My only real gripe is the passenger seat sits very low.
And it is so inconvenient. After I applied soundproofing, the noise level dropped significantly and is now a more comfortable ride. But i don't really know will the car last long. Other than that, a bloody good car. However it chews through E10 which is standard for any vehicle I feel.
Reliability, no comments till prolonged usage. Good reliable engine and quality build all round. Vehicle was purchased brand new last year. Shut the hatch, went 'round the back and gave it a couple of pushes and lo and behold, gone. Sporty look of the car This car comes with the sporty yet elegant lines that a sports car should have.
Update:: After a while, i noticed a rattle around the hatch area. The smallest unit makes 104bhp and 143Nm of torque while the 2. First impression was really good. Air conditioning under powered road noise is so load that you have to turn up the radio. Boot space is good as well. Being an ex fleet it only has 150,000 klm warranty, but that's no problem. Totally no regret to purchase this car.
If you crouch down and look under the handle you will see the little hole. Radio has been changed 3 times still stops for no reason. Steering needs constant input - like, more input than it should need. I took it for a run to Caboolture and back from Bracken Ridge yesterday and the trip meter just dropped down to 5 litres per 100 klm's or 20 kpl. What I like Most of what it is. Very often the small things also matters a lot cars are , , , , ,. Happy with the economy at 6.
This car is still a good car though as I wrote this in a Conti car guy perspective. Despite these little niggles, great affordable family car or commuter. No lack of it if you give it a bootful. Shut the hatch and pushed the bottom of it up and down and i could hear a slight noise. Per hour, this car costs more. With manual sports shift, you can control the torque and power u need. Picture this scenario and it happens every single day.
What I do not like - very few aftermarket parts. The spark plug intervals should be 60,000 and not 45,000 unless you want to put Iridium in. Since our cars would be expiring soon, we decided to go on a car hunt across the island at different brands. Handling was secure but not much fun. Overall, it's a comfort drive.
Following that, i had the opportunity to try out the Rio and Picanto which retained the underpowering specs of the spectra. I've never driven one of these before now, but i couldn't believe the seamless gear changes. Those are decently priced at distributors though. So equipped, the Sorento is capable of towing 3,500 pounds. Cheaply made and cheap to buy, the Cerato made steady progress in the Australian market until, in 2013, Kia underwent a huge shift in the way it made and marketed its cars. I now have to drive with the digital speedo constantly displayed so I can accurately monitor my speed. What I do not like The only thing I find discomforting the when it comes to sharp turns.