I had minor problems with the outside mirror not working on remote, repaired under warranty. No problem.
I have had the dashboard engine warning light come on more times then I am able to count. Nine or more times the car has stalled when the light began to flash. Of those times the car started and eventually ran okay, twice, seven times I had it towed to the dealer.
Seven times it has been towed to the dealer and repaired. Six times I have been told the car was repaired. The last time I was told they "thought" they had found the problem.
I picked it up on a Tuesday evening this is Thursday morning and as I write this the car is on a flat bed wrecker in route to the dealer. The dash, check engine light came on, started flashing and I limped home, 20 minutes to travel 1.5 miles. The dealer is exasperated. They have no idea what to do next. I can't reach anyone higher then customer service at KIA's worthless 800 number, to get repairs. Repairs are not working and KIA of North America is not willing to help on a trade for a reliable vehicle.
I own two Spectra's for family members and this Sportage for me. KIA's buyer loyalty does not exist. There solution is "fix it" while I sit without a car and can't trust it when I get it back. They should find a way to trade if for a non-lemon. I am pursuing the lemon law, but that takes too much time. I did mark price as excellent the repair cost all work seems to be covered by warranty. However, if your without transportation, their rental policy is $15.00 for three days maximum, them paying for repairs means nothing when your car brakes down weekly, your still on foot.
KIA should pay me to just this SUV. I will not, nor will my family or friends ever buy another KIA.