2001 Kia Sportage 2WD Convertible from North America
A good bargain
I had to replace the brakes at 24,000 miles.
I have taken it to the dealer a couple of times for a noxious odor from the catalytic converter. The dealer said that was "normal". I explained that me pulling over to vomit because of the odor is not "normal". It still stinks, but not so bad after 3 years.
I had the cup holder replaced. It was covered under warranty.
Overall, I have been very satisfied with my vehicle.
Other than the brakes, I have had no problems at all.
One design problem is when beverages are put in the cup holder, the air conditioner vents in the front center console are blocked. I am not able to take hot coffee to work with me on a hot morning because when I turn the air on, it cools off my coffee. On the positive side, I probably need to cut back on caffeine anyway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th August, 2004