2003 Kia Sportage Reviews

2003 Kia Sportage SXE petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa


Excellent value for money


Seats are getting like an old sofa, but otherwise no complaints with the KIA Sportage.

General Comments:

I am very satisfied with my KIA Sportage. I have had no major problems at all, just general servicing and maintenance. It is a pleasure to drive and tows a caravan no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2009

2003 Kia Sportage 4x4 2.0lt from South Africa

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0lt Automatic
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra


Had enough of hassles and want sell


Faulty wiring caused me to get stranded twice & the car needed to be towed.

Loss of power & jerking, but the agents cannot find the fault.

Engine check light keeps coming on, the agents keep cancelling the light as they cannot find the fault.

Faulty window switches had to be replaced.

The car just got out of the workshop on Thursday, but is booked again on Monday for another diagnosis as the check light is on again.

General Comments:

This car spends more time in the workshop than with me however it has good looks & handles well off-road.

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

Review Date: 6th January, 2006

26th Apr 2009, 14:42

I was looking for other reviews, but couldn't / didn't find any. I'm not so sure why?

The reason I am interested is because I am looking to purchase a 2003 KIA Sportage and I did notice the engine light on their reply was. It still had to be inspected. It is a used dealership. Do you still own your KIA or not? What would your advice be?

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews