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Community Level 5Sarah_B

Sarah_B

Like Riding On Corpses. Diamond review

AdvantagesThis is a very affordable SUV.

DisadvantagesThis is a very crappy SUV. Unless you only drive on paved roads for short distances, of course.

"...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 that Does Not Suck. They failed miserably, of course. The Sportage is a small SUV, capable of holding one driver, one front-seat passenger, three rear seat passengers, ..." Read review
11.02.2002

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Community Level 2AllySB

AllySB

4 x 4 sporting fun

Advantagesnice and high and robust enough for the kids

Disadvantagesspare 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 for around 5 years now. It's robust enough to take a number of kids on the school run as well as half the hockey team (and all the kit) to our matches. ..." Read review
15.08.2004

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Community Level 1Country-Boy

Quick review of Kia Sportage 2.0

"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!!!!!
27.04.2007

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Community Level 1eggman2

eggman2

100,000 miles in a Kia Sportage

AdvantagesGood Turning Circle, economy, reliability

DisadvantagesLow torque engine, short weelbase gives choppy ride

"...now looking to buy a Kia Sedona 2.9TD as this will make towing easier but I am hanging on to the Sportage and hope to write another review at 200,000 miles! ..." Read review
13.09.2006

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Community Level 1GeliTifa

GeliTifa

Cool designed car. Solid and compact

AdvantagesLove the exterior which different design compared to normal bullets

DisadvantagesSmaller interior than expected compared to the outside

"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 the slope too), fabric seats. Love the exterior most with its cool design. Like the more squarish shape which gives attitute to both the car and the driver. ..." Read review
14.11.2007

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Community Level 1JimPotter

JimPotter

The Sportage hits the Sand

AdvantagesAffordable fun 4x4 action

DisadvantagesSplitting 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. Being a sports boat owner I use my Kia to tow the boat taking it from county to county, country to country and again in all situation the Kia pulls as ..." Read review
30.04.2001

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Community Level 1Shaksper

Shaksper

Great...except when I groan

AdvantagesHighly competitive on price.

DisadvantagesLow power.

"...finally came down to the Kia Sportage or a Toyota Suma, both at about the same price of $ 22,000 (2003 model). Further enquiries decided me on the Kia which suffered relatively few car thefts in comparison with "top spot attraction" Toyota. The Kia purchase did not come without some doubts as I wondered if their limited experience in manufacturing SUV's had enabled them to iron out the inevitable, initial kinks. Now, some 12 months later, I am ..." Read review
22.03.2004

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Community Level 2lyndon

lyndon

Kia

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"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 the roads are straight but it probably won't be as much use in England as most of the roads are curvy. The air conditioning is also an advantage on those ..." Read review
23.07.2000

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Community Level 1Josie-lynn

Quick review of Kia Sportage 2.0

"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.
07.02.2008

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Community Level 1bubbles57

bubbles57

Dog owners

AdvantagesIf you are a pet owners(dogs) the large boot area is ideal for transporting your pet.

DisadvantagesBit heavy on petrol when just running on short trips. Motorway petrol usage excellent.

"...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 for dog and owner) when I had a saloon vehicle. However, since acquiring a second hand Kia Sportage, with it's higher road clearance (less noise) and great handling (less throwing about) my dog has enjoyed our trips out especially long distance ..." Read review
16.03.2005

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Community Level 1firpster

firpster

Sadly Missed

AdvantagesThe look of a 4x4 for an unbeatable price

DisadvantagesSuspension 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 suspects from rolling all over the place whilst you drive, as well as a useful cargo net as standard in the boot, which is relatively small but does a pushchair ..." Read review
15.11.2006

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Community Level 1consmrpwr10

consmrpwr10

Kia Sportage 2,0 Mfgd. 2000

AdvantagesGreat mileage, zippy, reliable, and fun.

DisadvantagesSeats don't fold flat, spare tire on back door reduces rear vision

"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, luggage rack on top, and a joy to drive. This vehicle has a sporty look to it and 5 speed manual transmission. It is easy to shift gears, has cruise control ..." Read review
31.12.2003

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Community Level 2mcfarlane

mcfarlane

Nothing Special

Advantagesprice, visibility

Disadvantagesfinish

"...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 vehicles in this sector. The raised driving position is great, giving good all round visiblility. The engine noise was quite loud at speed (in the model I had). However the price is very competitive, ..." Read review
25.08.2000

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