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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 01:57:24 PM »
Not to make it a thead jack, but manual cars have a lower theft rate due to the fact that most crooks don't know how to drive one.

Not in Europe

Good point. True for the US though. Know a guy who's car was not jacked due to it being a manual.
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2012, 09:20:45 PM »
Not to make it a thead jack, but manual cars have a lower theft rate due to the fact that most crooks don't know how to drive one.

Not in Europe

Good point. True for the US though. Know a guy who's car was not jacked due to it being a manual.

My response sounds pretty jerky in retrospect, sorry about that, it's what I get for writing just before bed when I'm half asleep.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2012, 10:15:26 PM »
I could not make myself purchase an automobile whose
name was an acronym for Killed In Action....just sayin...nay
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2012, 10:48:04 PM »
Check out Consumer Reports' Car Reviews book.  Very good info there.  It may not have the 2012 cars listed, but it will point you to trends for the models you're considering, and point out the weak areas you should look for.

I just checked.  They have the 2012 cars on their online car reviews.  Worth the price of a subscription. (IMHO).
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2012, 10:51:35 PM »
FWIW, thieves here in Hawaii prefer manual transmissions.  A good portion of the cars stolen here are for chopping into racing parts.
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 04:50:37 AM »
Checked it out on Consumer Reports. Just like everywhere else, it's rated as the 'goldilocks' of SUVs.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 06:18:32 PM »
Did you guys see this story?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r11p8ZNzSA
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2012, 11:47:30 AM »
Yup. Sounds like a freak one-off to me.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2012, 12:00:58 PM »
That video is my neck of the woods.  She was lucky the traffic was fairly light.  That stretch can be much busier than it was in the video.

On another note, the clutch in my truck started slipping last night.  One of the other perks of owning a manual transmission.   ::)  I really shouldn't complain after 11 years and 77K miles out of one clutch but it's hard not to mumble a bit.

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2012, 12:01:26 PM »
Yup. Sounds like a freak one-off to me.

Maybe this guy had something to do with it...

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2012, 07:51:59 PM »
Yup. Sounds like a freak one-off to me.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »
That video is my neck of the woods.  She was lucky the traffic was fairly light.  That stretch can be much busier than it was in the video.

On another note, the clutch in my truck started slipping last night.  One of the other perks of owning a manual transmission.   ::)  I really shouldn't complain after 11 years and 77K miles out of one clutch but it's hard not to mumble a bit.

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2012, 07:41:52 AM »
17 years, 234K, original clutch on Tacoma.  Hope I did not just jinxs meself. ::)


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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2012, 08:39:40 AM »
On another note, the clutch in my truck started slipping last night.  One of the other perks of owning a manual transmission.   ::)  I really shouldn't complain after 11 years and 77K miles out of one clutch but it's hard not to mumble a bit.

Paul

Guess I got lucky.  My 1998 Honda Civic has 225K on the original clutch.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2012, 10:01:31 AM »
On another note, the clutch in my truck started slipping last night.  One of the other perks of owning a manual transmission.   ::)  I really shouldn't complain after 11 years and 77K miles out of one clutch but it's hard not to mumble a bit.

Paul

Guess I got lucky.  My 1998 Honda Civic has 225K on the original clutch.

It mostly depends on who is driving.  77K is premature for a clutch to slip.
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