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November 20th, 2012
2005 Kia Sorento

2005 Kia Sorento

Nothing inspires like conversation.

A day or two after going through the ins and outs of the true value of electric cars, another interesting topic has come up: the value of a used SUV versus something new with better fuel economy.

In this case, a very dear friend owns a 2005 Kia Sorento with almost 100,000 miles on the clock. The car has been well maintained and taken journeys, on road and off, in nearly every remote wilderness corner of the northwest United States. Needless to say, the Sorento has served her well, but its meager fuel economy has her wondering if it’s time for a change.

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