2000 Kia Sportage SUV from North America


This is a cheap car to own. It has done great for me!


Tiny small problems, less than 100 to fix! No big deal!

I even got my car off craigslist, and came to find out my car was crashed!!! And it's not even that messed up!

General Comments:

I love my car.

Small SUV, great on gas and amazing on trips.

4 wheel drive works great.

I'm a medical courier, driving all over the place, and my KIA still has never let me down.

This is a great car to own!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2010

2000 Kia Sportage from North America


Absolute LEMON! This car sucks!


Within the first 3 weeks, I had to have the radiator, thermostat, and water hose replaced.

2 months later, the brakes, rotors, and brake fluid ejectors had to be replaced.

A week later, the front idler had to be replaced.

A few months later, the starter had to be replaced.

I have had the water hose replaced at least 4 times.

There have been at least 3 of the hoses replaced in the car multiple times.

The horn went out, even though I put in a new fuse.

There has been at least 3 separate leaks, and there is still one that the mechanic cannot seem to find.

The A/C does not work.

I WILL NEVER buy another Kia again!!

General Comments:

My parents bought this car for me as my first car for 1,500.00. I cannot wait until I have enough money to buy another car! I have put double the amount they paid for it in this car for nothing!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th October, 2010

20th Oct 2010, 06:45

You can't call a 7 year old car with 160,000 miles a lemon.

2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0 petrol from Jordan


Piece of s...


From the first day I got that car, my life changed.. the problems started, and they've never come to an end.

The car is so weak that a 1.0 litre car is more powerful.

Amman is full of mountains, and here comes my nightmare everyday when I'm driving uphill in rush hour.

I can't use the very weak air conditioning, as the temperature will rise, and the power, which is already low, will be lower.

The noise inside and outside is just my daily habit.. I can't talk to anyone riding with me.

On speed bumps, I feel that the car will collapse at anytime

The gas consumption is so high that you would think that you have a 6.0 engine, but with no influence on speed or torque.

It was really embarrassing to use this car with the 4x4 sign on the side, but I asked a Honda Civic for help, since the four wheel drive was so weak, as with every other thing in this car.

In conclusion, this is the worst car to buy ever.

Be careful when you are driving, because it is not safe at all..

General Comments:

Never ever think of it as a 4x4, or even as a car; it is just a metal box on 4 wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th September, 2010

2000 Kia Sportage 4x4 2.0 4 cylinder from North America


Good little SUV for the price... as long as you have an honest mechanic


Have had this SUV since new. Have had the average number of setbacks with it, just like any other make. The vehicle is not really the problem; it is man-made and will have faults. If you don't have an honest mechanic, then you're just out of luck. I had one mechanic the first 4 years of ownership, and my Kia was just fine.

When he retired, I went to the dealer where I purchased the car and all hell broke loose since then (even though it was still under warranty). The gas tank leaked and it took them 2 weeks to fix the car. I had to get the fuel pump over-nighted to get the job done because they forgot to order it. The rear main seal leaked at 99,000 miles (still under warranty) and they refused to fix it. One month later, I got Kia Motors to OK the job under warranty. The dealer told me it needed a new engine twice. The first time, I gave it a tune-up and it ran great. I went to the dealer and gave them the ignition coil that was fried. They supposedly gave it a tune up 10 months prior. Well the car has run great since.

Now I have a P-Code (P1693) which pops up all the time. I went back to the dealer (yes, same one) and they said it needs a new engine... I walked out and am convinced that it's not the car, it's the mechanics and their knowledge. I still have the P-Code, but it runs great; 5 different mechanics and no same answer. Waiting to hear from Kia Motors as to how this can be fixed.

General Comments:

Car handles fine for a small truck. Unlike many of the other SUVs, you get a truck with the Sportage. Others are just raised-up luxury station wagons that sit on a car frame.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2010

6th Jul 2010, 17:29

I agree with the honest mechanic. It is a machine and things wear out and break. My 99 Sportage has 190,000, and runs and drives well.