2002 Kia Sportage from North America
The KIA Sportage is an un-reliable vehicle and I would never consider buying another KIA ever again!
My windows had issues rolling up the first day of ownership, which included a cracked window. Still having the same issues.
My hatch back broke the first day. Still sticks today.
I lost my four wheel drive after one year. It happened again the next and the dealership informed me to tighten my wheel barrens each year to prevent it. I should not have to, they should correct the issue.
My cup holder broke with in the first year of ownership.
My muffler rusted through this year.
My brakes needed to be replaced this year.
My engine is extremely loud and has been since my first year of ownership.
The only issues that were taken care of from the dealership was the cupholder being fixed. I continue to have many issues and would never buy another KIA again and have tried to get out of the KIA, but cannot due to finances.
This vehicle is horrible and I would never consider buying another KIA.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th October, 2005
16th Oct 2005, 15:32
It's bearings, not barrens, and they will not have the slightest effect on whether the four wheel drive works or not.
8th May 2006, 12:16
My cup holder broke as well-- what an odd thing to break! Also, the mirrors in the visors both had the covers fall off/break. Basically anything plastic in the car will break I am assuming. The check engine light in my car does go on occasionally, but only after I kill it (I am a very inexperienced 5 Speed Driver!!) it goes off after 3 drive cycles. Over-all I am pleased with the car. It has flaws, but what car doesn't and I have taken good care of it and it has done right by me.