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Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby rantsh » June 20th, 2013, 12:07 am

I'm studying to buy either a xtrail classic, a Tucson or a sportage for the long term (I expect to keep this vehicle for 10+ years). My preference lies on the sportage and the Tucson, however, I've heard that with kia I'd be locked in to have to go to the firm forever, and apparently they're not very good after sale.

Similar question with the Tucson, would I need to depend on N&M for parts? Or are there after market part dealers for it outside?

Also, anyone can share their experience with either vehicle after their warranties have finished and so on?

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby ADONI » June 20th, 2013, 3:58 pm

I have a diesel Tucson, which was bought after it came off from lease, so now it is 4 1/2 years old. Tucson and Sportage are the same vehicle, just as in Ford Ranger and Mazda BT50 where some mechanical parts are interchangeable.
So far I had to see about two items in the van. My two cents from those two repairs is that, it is some what difficult to perform the repair. For example, I had to change the AC Evaporator, the whole dam dashboard had to scrape out!!!
The AC man gave me real discouraging reviews also.
Called a garage who advertise on 3ne2nr and he told me they don't fix Tucson cause is trouble...
Aftermarket for the Tucson is ah set of accessories, but there is FU parts available for them.

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby rantsh » June 20th, 2013, 10:06 pm

So it really boils down to the xtrail unless i plan to go to to N&M or SS for the complete lifespan of the vehicle...

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby Tucson-anil » June 22nd, 2013, 2:46 pm

Not true. I've had 2 Hyundais so far and I'll be getting another soon. My experience with N&M after service has not been the best one. However, there are a lot of places where you can get brand new parts for it. A simple search on this forum can get you a wealth of suppliers.

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby rantsh » June 22nd, 2013, 4:30 pm

Thanks. That is very useful info.

However, i went to check the tucson today and i was not impressed with the quality of some of the stuff inside it... Like all the handles felt like cheap plastic and stuff, whereas the door handles on the accent (for example) felt sturdier

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby Tucson-anil » June 22nd, 2013, 4:42 pm

When I was building my home, I used my Tucson for transportation of a lot of building materials....from wood to cement to boxes of tiles and thinset

I can personally attest that the 2006 Diesel Tucson was a real sturdy and rugged vehicle

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby pioneer » June 23rd, 2013, 11:13 pm

Can't go wrong with the Xtrail either

Where there is bamboo, there is Nissan.

Plenty new Xtrail parts can be had in Mathura's (st. james) and M&N (bamboo)

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby ADONI » June 24th, 2013, 11:56 am

rantsh wrote:Thanks. That is very useful info.

However, i went to check the tucson today and i was not impressed with the quality of some of the stuff inside it... Like all the handles felt like cheap plastic and stuff, whereas the door handles on the accent (for example) felt sturdier


Yup, I had to stick back all the fabric on the four doors of mines, nothing hard to do.
I also notice that the plastic used for the interior is easily scratch or dig.
Although yuh could close d door with ur pinky finger!!!

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Re: Life with a KIA or Hyundai after firm

Postby Skyline007 » October 20th, 2017, 2:08 pm

Tucson is a strong vehicle once you do good preventative maintenance, never had any issues, just and getting parts all over now!!

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