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Pros: it was small, my first SUV
Cons: the power, I mean what power?!
Advice: buy something else, not worth the money, buy something reliable!!!!The car got me from point A to point B, after that it wasn't worth anything. I owned it for 3 years, after I hit 60k everything went wrong, 4x4, brake line leak, engine light that would usually turn off after 5 minutes, but if it didn't my car would suck up SO much gas, my drivers side window machine broke. Sure it was compfortable, and semi-reliable, but not worth the money. I traded it for $1 and got myself a 2006 Nissan Xterra, now that's a REAL SUV.
Pros: i love the fact that its not to big but not to small its the perfect size for me and my children
Cons: i dislike the way the front grill looks on the sportage
Advice: this is a very great cari went to purchase a used car.After serching all day and irritated with all the car dealers from hell, i made my last stop at a dealership, the people were just so nice, then i came across the 2002 kia sportage limited, it was so comfortable, it had cruise control and all the other extras,so i took a test drive and fell in love, the vehicle had no warranty but i went ahead and purchased one through the car dealership, 12,000 miles later still not one problem, i am very happy with my car.
Pros: the body style
Cons: the engine
Advice: buy the 2007 model ...seems the maufacturer listened to the customer complaints and took corrective actionThe 2006 felt like it did not have the get up and go like it should have for its size and weight. It vibrated when hitting the brakes. Not enough engine for the vehicle.
Pros: Value and Safety, sound system, Smokey Brown color.
Cons: It didn't come with an outside temperature guage nor a built-in compass. Doesn't take off like a jack rabbit.
Advice: If you want value, check this one out. Compare of course, but let us know what YOU think.I went from an A-8 Audi to this. So even going from a luxury high performance vehicle, it was the style, price and warranty that sold me. I wanted something with LESS repairs, LESS maintainence expense. I do miss the accerleration however, but I knew the value of the Kia Sportage makes it worthwhile.
Advice: From usersNothing better than this in terms of comfortness and price.
Pros: The vehicle can hold a LOT of 'stuff'.
Cons: Paint job
Advice: Don't believe a word your dealer says...Unless it is in writting!Vehicle road a little rough but it had good pull which is needed for the snow and slush of North Jersey. NOT a lot of pickup getting onto the highway but a really good price for a 4 by 4 vehicle.
Pros: The raised back seat for my toddlers viewing pleasure
Cons: Unreliable, Expensive to run, Mystery noises
Advice: Do a lot of homework with owners beyond 1-2 yearsThe Aiyee yell is more reflective of consumer frustration than fun filled performance. The truck is lady driven to transport mom and toddler on errands, work, and playdates- not 4-wheeling.The truck failed inspection year 2. The cup holders broke, the door handle-on one, the door lock on another door- gone inside, lights - dome light ocassionally works (repaired constantly with no explanation), headlights ocassionally quit and melt the connecter, new brakes twice, new uv joint, new driveshaft yolk, wheelbarrens, rusting like crazy, spare tire arm won't stick closed until excessive force applied, starts on most occasions, wiper fluid does freeze up,won't start on cold wet winter nights when out, the clutch has held up so far, lighter/cell phone sometimes works. Imagined unexcplained noises underneath and in tires - ghosts? One year to go, $5000. in debt,looks pretty except it's hood is up a lot.Really not reliable, safe, or fun if it drives at all...Aiyee.Since purchasing dealers admitt it is junk 2 yrs later...Sorry. Did I mention bad on gas when drivable? Hopefully, improved new version.