Tell us what you think...
The community thinks...
high maintenance by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/03/2009. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: When the 4 wheel drive system is working it works very well
Cons: Four wheel drive system is vacume operated. I had have the front knuckle kit replaced four times because the vacume sealed failed after about 6 months. Finally I Had manuale lock -outs installed. Now the system is dependable bu a pain in the neck. Kia would not replace the system on warranty or recall. Trepairs were $500 each time. The transfer case failed and had to be replaced at a cost of $750.
Overall review: Make sure you have this vehicle chacked by a mechanic that is familar with this system before buying it.
Review ID: #537553 Is this review offensive?
Great car for very little money. by Joe from Maine on 02/28/2008. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I just got it last weekend from a wholesale lot for $1400, problems were listed on the sticker and very easy to fix. i found the 4 wheel drive didn't work but on closer inspection noticed the vacuum hoses going to the front wheels needed to be replaced, another easy fix. Very little rust anywhere on the car. the mechanic working on the brakes said the undercarage looked almost new. The interior is in great shape and so far i really like the car alot.
Cons: the windows are very slow.
Overall review: overall, well I only paid $1400 for it so for the money I got a really great car.
Review ID: #524164 Is this review offensive?
My First New Car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 01/09/2008. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage Convertible 2WD, Owned 9 years.
Pros: I drove my Sportage off the dealer lot with 96 miles on it now almost 8 years later and 130000 mile I still love my car
Cons: The window get scratched easily when taking off and on
Overall review: I love my Sportage
Review ID: #521438 Is this review offensive?
excellent suv by gramma from Illinois on 07/16/2003. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage Convertible 4WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: roomy-yet, compact easy to drive and manerver
Cons: shocks are not as good as other cars--bumpy ride not a long distance car for travel
Overall review: very pleased with performance, maintenance, and service
Review ID: #372357 Is this review offensive?
gmc jimmy by bullwhip chiacgo on 10/12/2002. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage 4WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: (No data provided)
Cons: Ithink this vehicle needs to be more put in a garbage can because there are no do it your self repair book or parts in store for this vehicle over all performents of this vehicle is none but the style is ok but the repair part suck because i like repairing my owe vehicle i am sorry i got one.
Overall review: it sucks
Review ID: #317950 Is this review offensive?
Information or opinions expressed in these reviews are not endorsed by Microsoft Corporation nor MSN Autos. Have comments about MSN Autos' User Reviews? Send us an email.