2014 Kia Sportage LX 2.0 Nu

Summary:

Never buying a Kia again...

Faults:

The Kia Sportage was fine for a while when I got it. I purchased it from the local dealership in the Philippines. It was fine for 3 months, but then factory defects showed up, first on the horn, then on the foglights; it has moisture when it rains hard. Took it to a Kia dealership, but they would not replace the foglights, as the moisture is gone, since it only rains at night time, so when I took it in the morning, the moisture evaporates. I was told by the warranty person, that since it does not have the moisture during the checkup, it would not be replaced. He even mentioned that since it is a 5 year warranty, let us wait for it to break, then we'll replace the foglights.

General Comments:

Kia has a nice car line up, unlike in the 90s, but they need to have their after sales adjusted as well...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2015

1996 Kia Sportage MRDi 2.2 turbo diesel

Summary:

It is a good family car considering that it is longer and wider than my previous car

Faults:

Engine doesn't accelerate even if gas pedal is fully depressed after a day from acquisition.

Throttle positioning switch was changed after a week, but the problem persist. I had to change the engine with Mazda's R2 turbo diesel after a year and I didn't have any problems since then. The new engine cost me 600 dollars, but the performance and economy was better.

Power windows on the passenger side doesn't go up unless you help pull it up or apply lubrication on the sliding channels.

General Comments:

The car handles well on cornering and steering is very light.

However, the four wheel drive is not usable because of broken lock hubs which is hard to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th August, 2004