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Thinking of buying a Kia Sorento

I know there are some on here who tow with Kia's

Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts about the Kia Sorento XT 2006 Please

Our current car is dying of old age
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I know there are some on here who tow with Kia's

Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts about the Kia Sorento XT 2006 Please

Our current car is dying of old age
I am on my second one now! I had the pre facelift XE Auto model for 3 years and purchased one of the last facelift models but this time the XS Auto (not the new 2010 one) The first one had self levelling suspension which was very effective the facelift model does not and I feel is a bit more bouncy and I have had to experiment with putting more air in the rear tyres. With the first one we towed all over Europe, superb towcar. The second one we have only had a few trips away as I had my hip replaced in March so have not really been able to get away as much. But we are off to France next week so it will be interesting to see how the newer model compares on longer tows.

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I did wonder what self leveling suspension did

I like the sound of less bouncy as our current car bounces a lot.

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I like the sound of less bouncy as our current car bounces a lot.

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I am not so sure that you could possibly say the Sorento is not bouncy. Whilst we had one for 3 years (a 54 model) we found it probably the most uncomfortable car we have ever had. We tried changing the tyres which did make a little difference but we were very glad to sell it on in the end.
The later models might be more comfortable but if your partner is well endowed she could end up with a few chest bruises!!!!!!
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Just in case I have caused any confusion my comment re 'bouncy' was when towing , not solo.

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Just in case I have caused any confusion my comment re 'bouncy' was when towing , not solo.

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I am not so sure that you could possibly say the Sorento is not bouncy. Whilst we had one for 3 years (a 54 model) we found it probably the most uncomfortable car we have ever had. We tried changing the tyres which did make a little difference but we were very glad to sell it on in the end.
The later models might be more comfortable but if your partner is well endowed she could end up with a few chest bruises!!!!!!
My Hubby is a tad over weight but not that well endowed that he might end up with chest bruises
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