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New Sorento #977364 12/21/09 02:59 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 645
Airdale73013 Offline OP
Rock Warrior
I should take delivery of my new Spicey Red 2009 Sorento LX 4x4 tomorrow. 2009 is the last year for the body-on-frame, rear drive, true 4x4, so I thought I better get one while I can and the $5000 factory rebate did not hurt. I hope it is as good to me as the three Sportages I have owned.

Last edited by DamKia; 12/23/09 10:22 AM.
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Re: New Sorento [Re: Airdale73013] #977365 12/21/09 07:03 PM
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homerdog Offline
Let us know how you like it. I'm considering one in the next year or two and I'll more than likely buy a used one.

2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX
Re: New Sorento [Re: homerdog] #977366 12/21/09 07:50 PM
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69442 Offline
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Let us know how you like it. I'm considering one in the next year or two and I'll more than likely buy a used one.

X2 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

LIFT OR BUST! 2001 Sportage EX 4dr 4WD with 300,210 miles & counting .....
Re: New Sorento [Re: 69442] #977367 12/22/09 12:49 AM
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jays2001 Offline
the old sorento style your talking is awsome to bad the dont come with the not sure if the 2010 s or 2011s are coming out with the new locking axles saw on car and driver but they went to unibody and a 1 gear transfercase.

01 w/31 in. mtr,winch,elec.fan ,4 in.suspension lift and 4in. body lift,front and rear hitch. NOT ENOUGH POWER so V8 and solid axles coming soon.2013
Re: New Sorento [Re: jays2001] #977368 12/23/09 01:05 AM
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Awesome find Air!

What did you do with your Jeep Cherokee?????

Re: New Sorento [Re: Airdale73013] #977369 12/23/09 10:23 AM
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DamKia Offline
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I can see the turbo-diesel version on its way for me in the next year or two. Probably as a tow rig for the Sporty to and from comps. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

2002 Sporty , Ironman 2.5" spring, 2" body, 15 x 7 ROH wheels, K&N, 15 x 10.5 Simex Centipedes, Powerchip 91.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level then beat you with experience!"
Re: New Sorento [Re: Airdale73013] #977370 12/24/09 12:48 AM
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I hate you! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />. I would love a new Soretno (pre crossover). Did you get the bigger engine? I had a 2000 ZR2 Blazer and even a Sorento with the smaller engine would run circles around it.

Ok, I realy don't hate you, good luck with your new Sorento, Dennis

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Re: New Sorento [Re: DennisThompson] #977371 12/28/09 02:31 PM
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Airdale73013 Offline OP
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I got the LX 4x4 with the 3.3L 242HP. The Sorento has more than enough power. Since we officially had a 14.1" snow storm Christmas eve with 50mph winds, I have had a chance to try the Sorento in 4x4 and it works very well, the Sorento is roomy, quiet, powerful, drives well, and at $20k out-the-door it is a great value.

2009 Sorento LX, 4x4, V6, Auto, Red

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