2008 Kia Sportage Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2008 Kia Sportage 4x2 2.0 from United Arab Emirates

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Atoz

Summary:

Sportage = Cute SUV

Faults:

I bought my Sportage, but next day there was a sound when I brake! It's a brand new car, it's not suppose to have this sound!

General Comments:

In general this SUV is amazing; the power, engine, and very cheap running coasts! Very comfortable seats, good space, very sporty design, simply I love my Sportage.

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

Review Date: 28th September, 2008

2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L from North America

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired991 kilometres
Most recent distance991 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

Great, I wish I could afford a second one for my wife!

Faults:

When I first picked up my new Sportage, I discovered the dealer had forgot to program the second remote. Other than that I have had no problems with my Sportage.

I find this SUV great on gas, both with city and highway driving.

I find the switches, controls and gauges are well placed, and easy to reach or read.

The only complaint I do have is the cost of the cross bars for the roof rack, but that has nothing to do with the Sportage itself, as much as the pricing for bits and pieces for the vehicle that the company decides on.

General Comments:

This vehicle is a great driving small SUV, with great head and leg room, and it's good on gas.

I would highly recommend the 2008 Sportage to anyone looking for a small SUV. Sporty and great to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2008

2008 Kia Sportage LX from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles

Summary:

Regret purchasing it

Faults:

Check Engine Light triggers on and off constantly.

Was told my dealer it was the gas cap, and they "fixed" it. When the light appeared the 2nd time I checked the gas cap, removed and clicked it back on the warning light was still there. It disappears and reappears... nobody seems to know why. Unsettling and disappointing.

Many regrets, wish I had found this website before purchasing.

General Comments:

The only thing I like about this vehicle right now is it's hatchback window feature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2008

22nd Jul 2008, 20:00

As a former owner of a Sportage who experienced the exact same problems and more the early days of owning a 2000 Sportage, I feel thankful that I didn't purchase a new one. I am still struggling to make ends meet thanks to the thousands of dollars in repairs that this vehicle has cost me. My recommendation is to get rid of it at your first opportunity. I wish I hadn't kept this one so long.

10th Dec 2009, 11:51

"Was told my dealer it was the gas cap, and they "fixed" it. When the light appeared the 2nd time I checked the gas cap, removed and clicked it back on the warning light was still there. It disappears and reappears... nobody seems to know why. Unsettling and disappointing."

IGNORE it!! Check engine lights are just gimmicks to get you to bring your car in for (usually UNNECESSARY) repairs. I drove one of my cars 135,000 miles with a piece of black tape over the check engine light. The car never had a single problem and when I sold it (at 165,000 miles) the little check engine light was still glowing merrily behind the black tape. Or you could just hang a green light next to it on the dash during the holidays to look Christmassy!!

19th Dec 2009, 08:57

My wife had the exact same problem. After the third trip to the dealership for the exact same problem, they determined that it was a defective sensor in the gas cap. The dealer replaced the gas cap and the has never happened again. You might want to talk to the dealer and see if they can replace the gas cap assembly for you. It was a quick fix and solved the problem. Hope this helps.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews