For 12 years now I have had a Hyundai Santa Fe. I grew to appreciate its long-term dependability and its size - large enough for long cargo, small enough to be manageable. But cars don't last forever and when multiple factory original parts started failing simultaneously it became obvious it had outlived its design life. Naturally I was looking for something similar to replace it. The Santa Fe became unsafe to drive so I needed a replacement relatively quickly. The 2016 Santa Fes had just gone out of stock throughout the country, with the 2017s due in a few weeks. However, its sister vehicle, the Kia Sorento, was still available. It is built in the same plant with the same engine, transmission and mostly identical components by a related company. I found a good deal and financed one.