by Cindy on Mar 15, 2008 Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought this car at 60,000 miles, worked on rural mail route for 2 years - can honestly say never had an bit of trouble except passenger power window doesn't work from that side, but from my side. A bit rusty, front bumper peeling (after wreck was repainted - poor job), had a serious head-on and I drove away, pick-up was totaled. I love this vehicle - now have 175,000 miles - gets 24 mpg on highway. Yes, my check engine light flickers on for no reason?, has lost some of it's power, I believe I could drive it another 50,000 miles! Will have to change ball joints by then. Maybe I've just been lucky!!!
by Brlt Houser on Jun 15, 2005 Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD
I don't know why I didn't hear of Kia as the alternative to the Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans for reliable gas- saving, economical cars, but I'm sure glad I found my Sportage. It's simple, never breaks down, comfortable for both my behind and my bank account. I got mine for $5500 with 100000 miles at the time a comparable Honda or Nissan would have cost me twice that.
Another mini-SUV is introduced, competing with everything from the Jeep Cherokee to the Geo Tracker. The Sportage offers comfortable seating for four, ample storage space and available four-wheel drive. Designed with Ford and Mazda, with suspension tuning by Lotus, the Sportage should provide a good deal of fun and durability.