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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

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Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood.

Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons.

Good:
1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class.
2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you.
3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc.
4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer.


What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.

In summary hope to say hello wave.gif to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there.

Cheers!

PS: My first Korean car!


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

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Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood.

Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons.

Good:
1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class.
2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you.
3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc.
4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer.


What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.

In summary hope to say hello wave.gif to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there.

Cheers!

PS: My first Korean car!



Good choice!

Have you considered how you'll refuel when you drive up north?

This is one of the question where I'm still searching for the answer since I'm considering a diesel car for my next replacement

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:34 PM

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Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood.

Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons.

Good:
1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class.
2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you.
3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc.
4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer.


What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.

In summary hope to say hello wave.gif to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there.

Cheers!

PS: My first Korean car!

Good choice, i must said.
care to share how much u bought it?
any idea how much is the road tax u paying per year?



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:40 PM

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I love the rear of the new sorento

Using ccrt I think
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

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What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.


i checked it out recently n noticed it doesnt have a button power liftgate?
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:52 PM

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

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Why do you choose diesel over petrol? Will it be quieter than petrol variant 3-4yrs later. What is your avg annual mileage?
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

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Why do you choose diesel over petrol? Will it be quieter than petrol variant 3-4yrs later. What is your avg annual mileage?

torque fiqure is the answer... wub.gif
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

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Nice
What is the OMV for your 2.2 CRDi model?



Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood.

Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons.

Good:
1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class.
2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you.
3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc.
4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer.


What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.

In summary hope to say hello wave.gif to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there.

Cheers!

PS: My first Korean car!


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

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Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood.

Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons.

Good:
1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class.
2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you.
3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc.
4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer.


What can be improved:
1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved.
2. Northing else.

In summary hope to say hello wave.gif to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there.

Cheers!

PS: My first Korean car!

wah enjoy!
do the front car seat ventilated and got ipod connectivity? if yes i would consider and hows the fc?
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:08 AM

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NPNT........ tongue.gif

wah very bad ah u hahaha
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:18 AM

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nice , sturdy , strong looking SUV.
Congrats.
Enjoy your SUV
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

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IMAG1858.png Big questions asked by forum bros/sis here and even my friends - Why Diesel? Rattle sound after 3-4 years.....
(i) Why Diesel - my previous ride has high mileage, 250,000km after 7 years. Base on my pattern and mileage per year and after some diesel drivin buddies advise me and helped me calculate, it makes sense for a diesel and every year if I pass 21,000 or more KM I would have had my ROI. Hope that made sense, I got it calculated from several people for this.

(ii) Rattling sound - I was in a CRDi Hyundai cab that had 200,000km on the mileage and a 3 year old car, was impressed with how quiet it was, I asked the uncle, who happened to be the owner if it had any issues..he said no as long as you regularly take care of the engine, I also discovered that it dose not require spark plugs, no alternator...etc. ( my road to diesel engine discovery)

Also I poured through the internet searching for problems with the CRDi engine, found out it was award winning, professional reviewers all pointed to the direction of the diesel over the petrol variant, maybe from a torque standpoint, but diesels are widely accepted in the US and European regions, cleaner, more efficient and power on tap, I can't resist it. Even my wife was concerned but honestly in the last two days, I have never, NEVER seen my wife, "fight" over who to drive for our outings....... laugh.gif

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Some VAG pals whom drive their rides top up North, goes with a 20L jerry can this should be sufficient to return back to SG, HOWEVER if you go for longer drives, you have to change your filters when you are back in SG, this honestly maybe a hassle.

But love the torque and so far fuel consumption seems like it will be good, just taken the ride 2 days only, so can't really tell yet, so far this is my quick 2 day summary.

Overall ride comfort is refined, when engined is warmed, you can't hear the diesel rattle from inside the car, from outside, you will still hear it, but not that bad as I was concerned about. With AWD, you feel confident taking corners, the features and equipment that comes with it, is really lots!

Just yesterday when it was a tad hot, the in-seat aircon was a welcomed feature I would have not thought I would ever need otherwise.

Kids love the moon roof which is beautiful, but do note that at night, people in the upper deck of a double decker bus could probably see in......

One more thing, it is a wide car compared to my previous ride...so parking was a new challenge for me, but the onboard parking system (plus Parking Assist - automated self parking) will meet that challenge.

Still discovering little things here and there. - Yes it comes with iPod connect, but as long as you have a 2-head 3.5mm jack, you can link your phone...or any other MP3 player to your car. Bluetooth search, call...etc. Cruise control - don't think I will use this in SG. Adaptive head light, very good feature. 4 heated seats for those colder days....(if it ever gets cold here).

Thumbs Up for KIA - the Sorentro 2013/2014 model is an excellent ride. Well done!

Edited by Echelon, 30 March 2013 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

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No spark plugs, but still got glow plugs. biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

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Hi Echelon,

Is it ok to sidetrack abit? As I am considering the new Skoda Octavia that would most likely be coming in next year, from your experience with Skoda, how is the reliability like? What are the issues that you have encountered throughout your 7 years of ownership?

Also, if you have been going back to Harvest Automobiles for servicing, how is their service and charges like?

Would appreciate if you could share a little on your previous ride while you enjoy your current one. Thanks! =)
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wah enjoy!
do the front car seat ventilated and got ipod connectivity? if yes i would consider and hows the fc?


SUV u bother about FC for wat? laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Big questions asked by forum bros/sis here and even my friends - Why Diesel? Rattle sound after 3-4 years.....
(i) Why Diesel - my previous ride has high mileage, 250,000km after 7 years. Base on my pattern and mileage per year and after some diesel drivin buddies advise me and helped me calculate, it makes sense for a diesel and every year if I pass 21,000 or more KM I would have had my ROI. Hope that made sense, I got it calculated from several people for this.

(ii) Rattling sound - I was in a CRDi Hyundai cab that had 200,000km on the mileage and a 3 year old car, was impressed with how quiet it was, I asked the uncle, who happened to be the owner if it had any issues..he said no as long as you regularly take care of the engine, I also discovered that it dose not require spark plugs, no alternator...etc. ( my road to diesel engine discovery)

Also I poured through the internet searching for problems with the CRDi engine, found out it was award winning, professional reviewers all pointed to the direction of the diesel over the petrol variant, maybe from a torque standpoint, but diesels are widely accepted in the US and European regions, cleaner, more efficient and power on tap, I can't resist it. Even my wife was concerned but honestly in the last two days, I have never, NEVER seen my wife, "fight" over who to drive for our outings....... laugh.gif

--------------------------------

Some VAG pals whom drive their rides top up North, goes with a 20L jerry can this should be sufficient to return back to SG, HOWEVER if you go for longer drives, you have to change your filters when you are back in SG, this honestly maybe a hassle.

But love the torque and so far fuel consumption seems like it will be good, just taken the ride 2 days only, so can't really tell yet, so far this is my quick 2 day summary.

Overall ride comfort is refined, when engined is warmed, you can't hear the diesel rattle from inside the car, from outside, you will still hear it, but not that bad as I was concerned about. With AWD, you feel confident taking corners, the features and equipment that comes with it, is really lots!

Just yesterday when it was a tad hot, the in-seat aircon was a welcomed feature I would have not thought I would ever need otherwise.

Kids love the moon roof which is beautiful, but do note that at night, people in the upper deck of a double decker bus could probably see in......

One more thing, it is a wide car compared to my previous ride...so parking was a new challenge for me, but the onboard parking system (plus Parking Assist - automated self parking) will meet that challenge.

Still discovering little things here and there. - Yes it comes with iPod connect, but as long as you have a 2-head 3.5mm jack, you can link your phone...or any other MP3 player to your car. Bluetooth search, call...etc. Cruise control - don't think I will use this in SG. Adaptive head light, very good feature. 4 heated seats for those colder days....(if it ever gets cold here).

Thumbs Up for KIA - the Sorentro 2013/2014 model is an excellent ride. Well done!


your photo reminds me of a condo somewhere around dairy farm? sly.gif
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

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FC? Very simple. Just to to sgcarmart website to take a look.

14.7km/l = 11km/l (take 25% off) on Singapore roads. Anything better, it's a bonus.
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Congrats on your new ride!!

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SUV u bother about FC for wat? laugh.gif laugh.gif

If fc 6-7km/l, isnt that jialat? Lol cos i travel alot and i not cash rich, so hehe
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