1999 Kia Sportage EX 1.5 from North America
It sucks and I want my money back
First problem was the brakes. For some reason the rear brakes would never engage. We were always changing the front brakes, but, never the rear. So the dealer replaced the entire rear braking system twice, and we still have this problem.
Second we spent 1400.00 on a factory tune up, because the spark plugs kept blowing out of its sleeve. Well they don't blow out of the sleeve any more, but, they fill with oil and engine light stays on.
Third, the entire exhaust system was replace at a cost of 1000.00, and on a cold morning it still sounds like a motorcycle at top speed.
Fourth and final, the RPMs when idle or at a stop light bounces all over from 1000 to 3100. The car sounds a lawn mower. Took it to the dealer. They had it 5 days and tell me that they could find nothing. I am trading it in for a FORD. I will never by a KIA motor vehicle ever again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th May, 2007