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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2012, 10:12:38 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.

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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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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2012, 10:30:27 AM »
He forgot to mention the 8 sets of rear tires he's had to replace too... ;)
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2012, 06:54:57 PM »
He taught several kids to drive a stick with that truck. Mystery solved...  ;)
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
17 years, 234K, original clutch on Tacoma.  Hope I did not just jinxs meself. ::)


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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2012, 09:07:57 PM »
I learned how to drive a manual transmission when I was 16.  I drove a '49 Ford pickup removing construction debris from a subdivision construction site.  That truck had "three on the tree".

So did the first car I owned, a '62 Plymouth Valiant.  Those Valiants were famous for having automatic pushbutton transmissions on the dashboard, but mine was a three speed standard (three on the tree).  I had the Valiant one week (it was 11 years old when I bought it) and the throwout bearing started chattering, so I replaced the bearing, clutch and pressure plates.
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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2012, 10:42:49 AM »
We just bought a 2012 Sorento (4 cyl AWD) this spring.  Just under 9000 miles and we still enjoy it.  Even tho' its a bigger vehicle, we're getting better fuel economy than our 2007 Rondo that we traded in for it. 

This is our 3rd Kia and I wouldn't hesitate buying another - I still shop around with every car purchase, but they just deliver more features for less $.  Once you've had heated seats in a Canadian winter, there is no going back!  My only real issue is that (on the Rondo at least) I had to replace brakes and tires far quicker than expected, but that's no the first vehicle to have cheap factory installed brakes & tires.

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Re: Kia Sorento
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2012, 01:01:55 PM »
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.

Vehicle weight and what you use it hall around has a bit to do with it.  I've had light cars with clutches last 250k+.  My full size pickup/work horse gets a bit more beat up that my old Corolla.  Teaching kids to use a clutch doesn't really help either.  (For the record, second set of tires and one set of brakes.  She's just a baby yet.)

The good thing is it is only slipping under heavy stress.  Driving to my desk job doesn't cause that much anymore so it will last awhile yet.

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