It is a worthless, piece of crap!
This car was okay when I first bought it. No problems for a while. As soon as something went wrong with the car, it all went down hill from there.
The whole electrical set up with the Sportage is whack, if you don't mind me saying. The power windows take forever to go up and down, if at all.
The major problem I had was the timing belt. That was a whopping $400 for me to get fixed.
I do not recommend this car to anyone. I can't say the same for all Kias, but this ONE Kia has made me question all of them.
Do... not... get... this... car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd February, 2011