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My little red Kia by Janie up north on 07/25/2009. Trim: 1998 Kia Sportage 4WD, Owned 10 years.
Pros: I have had the vehicle for 10 years, and have driven it every day. My job required me to travel constantly, and living in the rural northwoods of Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, I had to depend completely on the reliability of my vehicle. I used my 4wd, sometimes daily in certain months, and did have early on problems with the front hub system (that had several recalls to replace) but it was wonderful to be able to drive on sheer ice, and get through some very tough weather & road conditions. It has been very reliable, and have had good gas mileage on going. I now have 169,000 miles with everything still working well. I plan to keep it, until it finally drops dead.
Cons: Depending on where you live, and purpose for this vehicle can make a difference, as it does drive well on frwy's, but it rides a bit rough. It does well for what it is designed. The retractable cupholder on the front dash does not make access to car function buttons....you have to take out your drink, push it back in to be able to use certain options. But it is a minimal problem taking everything else into consideration.
Overall review: This has been a very reliable vehicle for me, and doing basic maintanence (oil-changes, fluids, etc) it has continued to do the job for me, everyday, for the last 10 years. I have 169,000 miles so far.
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