electrical on Kia Sorento

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Had electrical problems from begining,car would be dead for no apparent reason, jump start and it would be good for a year or so, then dead again. after the 3rd instance found out battery had bad cell. constantly replacing headlights and tail lights. finally went to dealer and suggested that there must be a voltage regulator problem with car. They blew me off and stated I must be using cheap after market bulbs. Were all the original bulbs cheap after market bulbs ? this has to be a voltage regulator problem, bulb filaments are the smallest link in the chain, fuses are way bigger and will not protect the bulbs.
I have replaced bulbs on my truck twice in 11 years, this Kia is eating bulbs every 3 months. there's a problem Kia won't address.

2005 Kia Sorento 132,210 mi,
Cranks but doesn't start

Have had it jumped when it stranded my wife on about 4 or 5 occasions in the past year and finally happened to me. Then didn't use it for a week after getting another car and found it dead when I wanted to use it. Put a battery charger on it but finally had to jump it and than it would start fine immediately afterwords. Had the battery checked out on three occasions at Les Schwabbs where I had purchased it four years ago and was assured that it was in top shape. Also replaced dim headlight bulbs numerous times and told that this is quite common ? Otherwise it has been a great rig.

My windows on the drivers side do not roll down the motor or something is out and when you press to unlock the door it makes a weird sound and I'm still paying on this car

2007 Kia Sorento 140,000 mi,
power mirrors will not . checked fuses none bad.