1997 Kia Sportage 4WD 4 cylinder from North America
Not worth all the money put into it for repairs!!!
I bought my car used from an individual who told me all that was wrong with it was the visor on the driver's side. We test drove it, and it ran well; some idling, but it was because the spark plugs needed to be changed.
I am paying payments on my car for ten months, and my car has been in the shop or worked on every three days since I started driving it.
The first time was for changing the spark plugs and wires.
Three days later, I had to replace all new tires, and pay to get them put on and mounted.
Three days later, my brakes quit and we were stranded two hours from home, and we had to wait for a trailer until 2 in the morning.
Then my bearing on the right side went out two days before I left for college.
When I got that fixed, the belt for my air conditioner blew off, and now the air conditioner isn't working.
When I bought the car, I noticed that both of my seats in the back didn't go down like they were supposed to.
My car didn't come with the jack for a flat tire.
My miles per hour is about 5 miles off.
After all the work on that car, it still makes noises.
The individual I bought it from said it was reliable, and so far I wouldn't call it reliable.
After I got the spark plugs changed, we thought the alternator was out, but it was a fried wire that we had to replace, and we didn't know how it got so fried in the first place.
My car has not been reliable to me, so I would suggest looking into a more reliable car. My car has cost me so much money in just little things; I wouldn't suggest this type of car, I would find something way better than this car. Especially if you are looking for a reliable car for college.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th August, 2010