Change spark plugs $460.00 because of their location???
Coolant hoses for rear $400.00.
Steering rack $1800.00.
Power steering pump $600.00.
All within 2 years.
I love this vehicle for its safety and comfort. I cannot handle what it costs for parts. This vehicle is cheap to make/produce, but a nightmare to fix/replace parts. Even the garage told me it is set up to fail at certain kilometers, ie, 20,000/50,000 or even 100,000. That's how KIA makes its money.
I was at the dealer one day, and a person with his family came in. They had just bought a new 2008 Sportage in December. The signal indicator broke off and the signal light would not shut off. The mechanic told him that he must have forced the switch too hard and broke it. This was crazy the man told the mechanic. They were going to charge him for the parts and labour. He refused and talked with the manager. I told the man Kias are a cheap vehicle and be prepared for the high cost of fixing them. I will never buy another Kia, and I tell anyone who wants to buy one to buy something else.
Good ride, comfortable, space.
Safety rating, I feel very safe with my family.
Gas mileage sucks, even on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2009