2000 Kia Sportage 4 cylinder from North America
One of the best 4x4's available!
The auto hubs ceased to work due to the vacuum pump failing.
I've had almost no problems with this car. The auto hubs went out due to the vacuum pump failing, so I replaced them with manual hubs (easy fix, parts about $100 and about a half hour of my time). Absolutely no other problems in over 100,000 miles!
Very economical (about 25mpg) and will easily give stock Jeeps a run off-road. Well behaved on highway performance, if somewhat underpowered.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th March, 2003
21st Feb 2004, 17:54
I have 50K and have had no problems. It is a 2000 and I love it.
23rd Nov 2004, 16:30
I own a 2000 Kia Sportage and love it. Many people claim to have so many problems with them. I believe this is simply because the owners are not taking very well care of the vehicle. Kias are WONDERFUL cars, especially the Sportage!
7th Mar 2006, 10:35
I have a 2000 KIA Sportage in Thailand. It has been a very good vehicle. I have had only minor problems. Gas mileage is less than I would have hoped (~ 20 mpg), but the four wheel drive works well. Other Sportage owners tell me the vacuum hubs will fail. I will replace them with manual hubs when they do.