2000 Kia Sportage

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  • Performance6.6
  • Interior7.6
  • Quality6.9
  • Recommendation6.9
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Love my Kia by MRFPortland,OR on 08/27/2002. Trim: 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4WD, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Handles great, good riding vehicle.
Cons: Cup holders when in use you cannot see flash button or air buttons or the dials for the fan. You have to memorize where they are
Overall review: Just a great vehicle
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance6.0
  • Interior6.0
  • Quality7.0
  • Recommendation8.0
Dependable, affordable ride by Jeremy from Southern Illinois on 07/30/2010. Trim: 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Dependable transportation, vehicle is 10 years old and has maintained its reliability. 4WD with low range and a truck based frame / platform make for good off road capability. Very cold A/C, good steering feel and response. Styling is pretty impressive on the EX model. Chrome trimmed windows, tint, alloy wheels, two tone color, all things I wouldn't expect for the price I paid.
Cons: 2.0L engine gets disappointing gas mileage, I average about 21-22. 5 speed transmission is too low geared, and the engine still doesn't have enough power. A couple design issues plague this model, namely the 4wd hubs, but that's a cheap fix. Handling is okay, but this is no sportster in the corners. The high ground clearance can make sudden maneuvers a roll hazard. The cupholder is annoying-- It blocks the A/C and defroster controls and one side of the middle vent.
Overall review: Most of the powertrain was developed by Mazda (for their vehicles) and licensed to Kia. This gives me some reassurance and overall I find the "truck" solidly built and dependable. Hop in, turn the key, drive off. That's all I want out of it and it hasn't let me down. Everything works which is a plus. I find the engine power barely adequate with the A/C on, but I can live with it. Some materials used could be of higher quality, but who can complain at this price. Overall I'd consider buying again.
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  • Performance8.0
  • Interior10
  • Quality6.0
  • Recommendation7.0
Kia 2000 sportage by Lisa from Lafayette, IN on 09/06/2002. Trim: 2000 Kia Sportage 4-Door 4WD, Owned 2 years.
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Overall review: This is a great vehicle...however the 'little problems' KEEP occuring. Nothing major, but thank goodness Kia offers such a great warranty...
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance6.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality1.0
  • Recommendation1.0
Only if you like to spend money by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/09/2007. Trim: 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4WD, Owned 7 years.
Pros: I handles well and the interior is very roomy.
Cons: I've owned 2 4wd Sportages. Both had to have the 4WD replaced the last one had to be made into a manual wheel lock. The transfer case and the master cylinder had to be repaired to the tune of $2500. I've owned 10 different standard transmission cars with 4 WD and this is the first I've ever had problems with. Too expensive for my taste.
Overall review: This car is really cute, nice interior, and handles well, but the engine, 4wd , and transmission have been nothing but trouble and funny how the warranty never covers.
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance7.0
  • Interior5.0
  • Quality3.0
  • Recommendation7.0
Not all that bad. by sarah from Missouri on 04/16/2005. Trim: 2000 Kia Sportage 4-Door 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: decent on gas, easy to handle
Cons: hard to take around a 6 month old, not roomy enough
Overall review: It's not that bad of an SUV, we've had it for 3 months and already put about 4,000 miles on it. We took a 350 mile trip and it wasn't that bad except fitting someone in the backseat and storage room. It handled pretty good in the rain except for when the wind is blowing really bad.
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