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Kia present the Sportage 2.0 XE 5dr 4 X 4 with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Four Wheel Drive (4x4) running on Unleaded Petrol

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“Like Riding On Corpses.”

published 10/02/2002

This is a very affordable SUV.

This is a very crappy SUV. Unless you only drive ...

I’ve had the privilege of driving a 1998 Kia Sportage 4x4 for the last few weeks. Actually, I should say that I’ve had the DISPLEASURE, as every time I get behind the wheel I find something else to hate about this, Korea’s weak attempt to bring Americans a Sport Utility Vehicle...

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“4 x 4 sporting fun”

published 15/08/2004

nice and high and robust enough for the kids

spare tyre position

The Kia Sportage - well I'm on my second one, so that says it all really. I owned one and loved it but for personal reasons sold it on and bought a saloon. Within a year I had replaced the saloon with another Sportage (I missed it so much). They are great. So, on and off I've driven a Sportage...

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Excellent

Good Turning Circle, economy, reliability

Low torque engine, short weelbase gives choppy rid...

My Sportage has just clocked over 100,000 miles and in that time it has gone all over Great Britain, across France, over the mountains and into Spain mostly hauling my 5 berth caravan (an Abbey Alliance). During that time, apart from the usual oil, plugs and filter all that it has needed was a...

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Super

Love the exterior which different design compared ...

Smaller interior than expected compared to the out...

Overall its a very good car... Considering owning it for 7 years since Feb 2000... A silver metalic colored, 2CC, 4DW automatic with extra manual gear (which I\'ve never use before as it has sufficient power for normal driving and also for highway, didn\'t really need it even when I was going up...

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Excellent

“The Sportage hits the Sand”

published 30/04/2001

Affordable fun 4x4 action

Splitting wheel hubs

The Kia Sportage, well what can I say ? This vehicle has the grunt of a Range Rover but at a very affordable price! I have had this vehicle for 18 months and put it through all sorts of terrains, Sea, Rivers, Sand , Mud and normal Condtions. The Sportage handled all situations with guts and ease...

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“Great...except when I groan”

published 22/03/2004

Highly competitive on price.

Low power.

Newly arrived in Colombia a 1st priority was to find a SUV that suited the terrain and my pocket. Should it be a locally manufactured "look-a like" (cheaper, but would it work?) or an imported authentic (ouch, the price!). My most recent references, a Mitsubishi Pajero, a Cherokee Jeep and a...

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“Kia”

published 23/07/2000

I had one of these while I was on holiday in Florida. It was a great little 4x4 you sit high up in the seats so you can see over the traffic. The cruise control function (you tell it the speed you want to go and it'll stay at that speed until you break) was a great advantage on America as most of...

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Excellent

published 07/02/2008

I have had this 2.0 diesel sportage for nearly a year and love it. I love all the gagets inside, like the place to put sunglasses, bag hooks, 8 cup holders, under seat storage in the passenger seat and the seat warmers on the cold winter mornings!. All the little things that help you, especially with kids and the dog. It drives great. Its reliable. I do alot of mileage including motorway, long distance and country roads and it handles well. There is enough room for the family including two kids and a large dog. There should be more on the road, so if you fancy a 4x4 buy the kia sportage.

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Excellent

“Dog owners”

published 16/03/2005

If you are a pet owners(dogs) the large boot area ...

Bit heavy on petrol when just running on short tri...

Looking for a vehicle that suits all your needs? If you are a dog owner like myself then you will appreciate the Kia Sportage. Plenty of room for you and your human passengers but more importantly plenty of rear space for your dog(s). My dog used to suffer from travel sickness (quite distressing...

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“Sadly Missed”

published 15/11/2006

The look of a 4x4 for an unbeatable price

Suspension is a bit hard

I purchased a 2.0 diesel Sportage XE in August 2005 and took it everywhere, we were inseperable. The pulling power of a tractor and the quietness of an executive saloon. There are a lot of useful features as standard with shopping bag holders in the passenger well to stop all of the usual...

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Excellent

“Kia Sportage 2,0 Mfgd. 2000”

published 31/12/2003

Great mileage, zippy, reliable, and fun.

Seats don't fold flat, spare tire on back door red...

I bought this car second hand and drove it 6500 miles to California and back to Georgia, USA. It performed better than I expected. Imagine a vehicle that gives you 35-40 mpg, drives easily, builds speed fast, easy to shift, comfortable ride. My SUV seats 4 comfortably, seat belts for each...

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“Nothing Special”

published 25/08/2000

price, visibility

finish

I had the opportunity to test drive this base model 4x4 from Kia over a few days this summer. Overall, it was an OK car to drive but lacked refinement in many areas, leaving me to wonder how well it would stand up to heavy off road use. I also suspect it would struggle against the established...

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Satisfactory

published 31/07/2008

Dear AllySB, are you sure it's your driving that caused the tyre wear? I've had to change my back tyres due to uneven wearing after only 12,000 miles. HAS ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE HAD ANY TYRE PROBLEMS WITH THE KIA SPORTAGE??? I would be very interested to hear from you.

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Excellent

published 27/04/2007

I purchased a Kia Sportage XS TDI, last November. This is the most impressive car I have ever owned in terms of what you get for your money, since November I have driven 15,000 miles in real comfort, heated leather seats, quiet - even at high speeds, it almosts whispers at around 75/80 (Shhhhh). Off road - NO PROBLEM!!, with better off road tyres it would be even better, it is a real looker in bright blue and friends with other 4x4's are now re-thinking the next purchase, I have towed with it, followed big 4x4's down tracks that I didnt expect to come out the other end from, I have 3 teenagers who all fit in it comfortably AND THINK ITS COOL!!!!!

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