2002 Kia Sportage from North America
Overall, the car works very well for me
As far as the car itself is concerned, I have not had any problems. I bought it in California and last year moved back to Georgia. It performed very well on the trip and since then.
However, it doesn't seem to have much pick-up when you quickly accelerate. The engine sounds like it is working very hard before it shifts gears.
The main items I find fault with is on the interior.
The cup-holder is placed right in front of the center air condition vents. If you have a drink in the cup-holder, it will block the flow of air. There doesn't seem to be as much air come out when the upper and lower section is selected. To get the maximum air, it has to be set on either the upper or lower setting.
The seat belt is very uncomfortable. It keeps riding over till it is around the neck area instead of the shoulder and chest area. If there was a accident or had to stop quickly, the side of the neck would probably receive quite a jolt.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd August, 2004