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Pros: Very hot summer in NJ - Dual A/C - works great!
Cons: Drivers seat power adjustments - could be better
Advice: Go for a EX model.Five speed transm. 6 cyl, 194 HP engine, leather , power all, dual A/C and heat. CD, great warranty. I own this minivan for a six months now and have no problems. NONE. To all of you with complains - check all the other minivan reviews and you will find horror stories. You want a better van? Spend $10000 more and stay quiet. Remember - nothing for free. I am a car dealer and place I work for owns 11 stores, yet I drive this one for it's great value.
Pros: The color
Cons: Do you have an hour????
Advice: Don't do it!!!!!I purchased a 2002 Kia Sportage, brand new. The air conditioning system does not work very well. During a heat wave, it hardly works at all. This SUV has no pickup at all. You really have to slam your foot down on the gas to get power. Not a smooth ride at all. My beverage holder broke after two months of owning it just from putting a can in there. It took forever to get the service department. They don't answer their phone and have no voice mail. Finally after days of calling, I finally got through. I explained the small part that I needed, which was just the bottom part of the beverage holder. They said I had to make an appointment and come in, which I did. I specifically told them that I did not need the whole thing replaced, just the bottom. They said they would call me in two days when it came in. A week went by
Cons: Side table drives me crazy
Advice: check the vehicle out carefully for damageRides very smooth and comfortable.
Pros: Elevation from the road even if the vehicle isnt monstrously gigantic--pretty roomy too.
Cons: Backing-up is kinda hard--I think that's it--oh yeah, the front cup-holders are kinda awkward.
Advice: GO FOR IT!! GOOD DEAL!! AND IT'S EASY TO SOUP-UP TOONice handling...really smooth, especially on asphalt. turns great...pretty good acceleration...A nice SUV without the bulk nor the high price tag...Good deal!
Pros: look and handling
Cons: I prefer automatic seatbelts
Advice: love this car! (especially the warrenty)I just purchased a new Kia and I love my indigo blue machine! It is sporty yet sophisticated, and has plenty of trunck space, I especially like the fold down seats. The ride is smooth and quiet and the AC is fabulous, it does not take long for the cool air to kick in (less than 2 minutes)
Cons: front comfortable, but back seat not roomy enough
Advice: great car for the priceThe dealership was very helpful. The only complaints I've had, is the 'new car' odor and that the windows do not completely close (all 4), it does not rain in but the wind noise. I've had my car for 17 months and it has never been in the shop.
Pros: Overall quality
Cons: gas milage
Advice: be selective of the dealer if possibleGreat car for the money!