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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
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Reliable SUV by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/22/2005. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage EX 4WD, Owned 6 years.
Pros: This has been a very reliable vehicle for me.
Cons: I have had trouble with the 4 wheel drive ever since I got it. Now that it is out of warranty, I am going to have to foot the bill on my own. The 4 wheel drive is not working again.
Overall review: I think this a good reliable SUV. Repair costs so far have been minimal.
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If buying used check out the maintenance history. by wish I bought something else. New Hampshire on 03/13/2005. Trim: 1999 Kia Sportage 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: This vehicle is cute and fun to drive. It handles well for a suv. I have 105000 miles on mine and engine is still strong.
Cons: This vehicle has been in and out of the shop 5 times for 4 wheel drive not working and still is not working, something in the front end with the hubs. I feel this is a problem that cannot be permanently fixed and the dealers are making a killing off of this problem
Overall review: If you are lucky enough to get one without the 4 wheel drive problems you have a good car.
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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.
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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.
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