2000 Kia Sportage Reviews - Page 9 of 17

2000 Kia Sportage from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carGeo Tracker

Summary:

OK for the money

Faults:

Power window on the passenger side is slow going up and down.

General Comments:

The car handles well. I drive 120 miles to and from work every day. Seats could be more comfortable. Cup holder location stinks. Can't see digital clock or controls when in use.

No pick up. Don't expect to win races. It's a high riding sedan, not a SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2005

2000 Kia Sportage ex 2.0 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Excellent car for the price.

Faults:

The drivers side window regulator wore out. The master window switch wore out. The fan clutch motor had to be replaced around 100,000. A front wheel bearing wore out at 133,000. The 4 wheel drive hub mechanisms malfunctioned twice last winter.

General Comments:

First let me preface this review by saying I ABUSE this car. It is used as a paper route delivery vehicle on gravel roads, 140 miles EVERY DAY. The window is rolled up and down in the winter (for app. 5 months) over 100 times a night, potholes and golf ball size gravel pummel the suspension and body for an average of 4 hours a night, and the engine and transmission are gunned and reversed continuously. I rate this car on the level it is purported to be, a cheap import. I didn't expect BMW quality for $7,000. It's main flaw in my opinion was the poorly designed 4 wheel drive. The vacuum hoses acquired holes the first time, the mechanisms malfunctioned the last time. I have just recently installed the aftermarket manual hubs and have yet to test these. The window regulator, switch, and wheel bearing are from the driving conditions. I do as much of my own repairs and maintenance as possible for obvious reasons and this has been an easy car to work on. The parts are cheap compared to its more expensive import counterparts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2005

2000 Kia Sportage EX 4 liter from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 liter Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance94456 miles
Previous carKia Sportage

Summary:

It is no good

Faults:

I have own my Kia Sportage since new. And in the last 3 years the engine light keeps coming on. And when I take it to the dealer, they fix it and the next day or so it comes back on. And now at 94000 miles on it, it keeps blowing a fuse that runs almost every thing on the car, from my tran to the dummy lights and gas and temp. And I don't have any warranty on it any more. And I have 2 more years left on payment for the car too. It is not worth it to buy anything from KIA. I have been on the phone with them and email them too and nothing works. So if you can pay a little more for a car or van, buy it and not a KIA.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st January, 2005

2000 Kia Sportage GLX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance44500 miles
Previous carKia Sportage

Summary:

1st Class

Faults:

Baffles in exhaust collapsed after 15000 miles.

General Comments:

This car shows the true meaning of value for money most cars you get what you pay for with the Sportage you get more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2005

2000 Kia Sportage 4X4 2.5 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired770000 miles
Most recent distance772500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Disposable Lighter

Faults:

I purchased the car on Sept 1st, Sept 2nd in the parking lot of my insurance agency, the lifter started to make a sound as if the car had no oil in it. I checked the oil level there in the parking lot, the car was full of oil. I took it to the dealership where I bought it, they said they are going to check the noise and let me know what it needs. I guess Ill find out how much more the car will cost me tomorrow.

General Comments:

I bought the car so my wife would have a bigger and safer car, but I guess it doesen't matter if the does not work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th September, 2004

2000 Kia Sportage EX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A lemon that will leave you stranded

Faults:

Everything that you can list in a repair manual.

Engine went out, trans had to be replaced, brake calipers and rotors.

Plugs, wires, coils and ECU.

Entire wiring harness.

Rear end, shocks, you name it.

The dealership refused to tell me why Kias are total lemons etc etc.

I FOUND A WAY TO FIX THE KIA HORROR!!!

I now take my Sportage to a Honda dealership to have it worked on.

I found a wrecked Honda S-2000 for $5000.00. I put the engine transmission and rear end out of it into my Sportage, eliminating all of the KIA parts; replacing all but the body basically.

Now I have no problems with the SUV.

General Comments:

Don't buy one unless you have another engine and trans etc from another vehicle that you can swap into it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th July, 2004

10th Jan 2005, 10:05

1 in 1000 cars of all makes produce a lemon you were just unlucky I have had 3 Kia Suv's with no problems.

16th Dec 2010, 04:24

When 53% say they would not buy another KIA, that is more than 1 in 1000.

Average review marks: 5.1 / 10, based on 62 reviews