Kia Sportage Reviews from South Africa

2007 Kia Sportage Kia 4x4 2.0

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance424 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Very luxurious for the price


No safety:

All 5 the doors open at once when you unlock the car? Why??? Can it be fixed.

General Comments:

Nice and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2007

2003 Kia Sportage 4x4 2.0lt

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0lt Automatic
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra


Had enough of hassles and want sell


Faulty wiring caused me to get stranded twice & the car needed to be towed.

Loss of power & jerking, but the agents cannot find the fault.

Engine check light keeps coming on, the agents keep cancelling the light as they cannot find the fault.

Faulty window switches had to be replaced.

The car just got out of the workshop on Thursday, but is booked again on Monday for another diagnosis as the check light is on again.

General Comments:

This car spends more time in the workshop than with me however it has good looks & handles well off-road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th January, 2006

26th Apr 2009, 14:42

I was looking for other reviews, but couldn't / didn't find any. I'm not so sure why?

The reason I am interested is because I am looking to purchase a 2003 KIA Sportage and I did notice the engine light on their reply was. It still had to be inspected. It is a used dealership. Do you still own your KIA or not? What would your advice be?

2001 Kia Sportage 2.0

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90 kilometres
Most recent distance8500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


A bad buy


Rear window winder had to be repaired 6 times and subsequently replaced.

Battery went flat twice, the first time at 2 500 kilometres.

Very poor service facilties

Generaly poor attitude to service problems from dealer

Very poor standard of manufacture.

General Comments:

Very poorly built car with bad service record.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews