A Week of Being Spoiled

Being a blogger definitely has its perks. January spoiled me with a week of driving a vehicle that I fell in love with, a 2014 Kia Sorento.

First off, here is me getting a red light ticket! Of course, I did not actually go through a red light. My back seat cargo is much too precious for me to risk driving like that. I did make a rolling red stop, which is illegal. $95 ticket because it was my first time EVER driving an SUV and I guess I was just too excited to fully stop.

Rolling Red Light Ticket with the 2014 Kia Sorento

A few days later, we took the Sorento on a road trip to the Toy and Plastic Brick Museum in Bellaire, Ohio. I’ll share a photo tour of this amazing museum in a few days, but for now I want to tell you about the car.  We bought my current car brand new 10 years ago and it is still in superb condition, however given that I have driven nothing but this in the past 10 years, I had no clue about the current technology in newer cars.

So, yes I maybe might have freaked out a bit over the heated seats.

2014 Kia Sorento heated seats

There is camera that shows a live image of what is behind the vehicle! I finally learned to pull into my garage backwards.

2014 Kia Sorento

And the satellite radio. We jammed to the commercial free 80’s station all the way there. Can you believe that I didn’t know that this existed?

2014 Kia Sorento

The car warns us when the tank is low! And then, at the push of a button, the GPS shows you where the nearest gas stations are.

2014 Kia Sorento

The car has a USB port so we can charge our phones! Yes, I must live in a bubble. (By the way, do you like my River Song Diary phone cover?)

2014 Kia Sorento

And THIS almost gave me a heart attack. I told you, I live in a bubble and had no idea safety features like this existed. When a car is next to you, in your blind spot, warning lights will flash to let you know. If you turn on your turn signal and a car is next to you, a warning sound will continue to beep until the car is gone.

Also coming soon…a photo tour of the Toy and Plastic Brick Museum!

Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

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  1. I should not laugh at your red light ticket, should I? I loved your explanation of it, and I’m sorry it happened to you — but what good footage for your blog!!! 🙂

    I was impressed with all the Kias have to offer. Technology in cars has come a long way. We just got rid of my 2001 van and purchased a used Honda Odyssey (2011) and I’m just thrilled with the little bit of new technology it has in it.

    Great review, Amy! Fun!

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