If you saw my BIG NEWS the other day, you’ll know why we’re suddenly in need of a bigger vehicle. I drive a four door sedan that I purchased in 2008 that I still love and my husband drives a 2000 two door truck. There’s not enough room in his vehicle to fit a growing family of four. My husband is in desperate need of a new car, but has really stuck to his “brand” for quite a while.
Interestingly enough, I have a friend in the luxury car business that I was chatting with about replacing my husband’s car and trying to get the best bang for our buck with an SUV. SUV’s, after all, are more expensive than most sedans and with another baby on the way and two in daycare, we really need to get a great car for a good price. Even though my friend works for this high end car company, she suggested that if SHE were going to buy a new SUV and didn’t work where she worked, she’d buy a Kia.
I hadn’t ever considered the Kia before, honestly. So I started looking into it. My best friend said her mom bought a Kia SUV and LOVES it. Loves the warranty. Loves the car. Loves the price.
So I got home and threw the idea out to my husband…he was intrigued and we started looking around online at our options. We came across the Kia Sorento and we LOVED the look, the price, and the online reviews were stellar!
We’ve priced other similar SUV’s, but in order to get everything we want we’d have to buy it used and probably end up spending as much as buying a new Kia Sorento. We’re not ones that need anything custom in a car, we just want a reliable vehicle that we won’t have to get a ton of work done on while we’re still making payments on it. And we prefer to buy new because we don’t trade cars in every few years, we keep them until we’re more than ready to replace them again.
The Kia Sorento has a great safety performance, ranks an 8.4 with critics, and what I really liked was that it has a third row of seats available to flip up if needed. Obviously, the third row isn’t for super long trips, but we liked the fact that if we wanted to tote along extra family or friends we had the extra option for a bit. This was a big selling point.
We’re still a few months out from officially making our purchase, but when we do we’re 99% certain we’ll be purchasing the Sorento. Look online and see for your yourself!
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