1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Don't Buy This Car
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1997 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Don't Buy This Car
By ElaineB on

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1997 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I have had so many poblems with this car. I bought it new in 97. At 800 miles the catalstic converter blew up causing the underside to catch fire, and all wiring had to be replaced. At 12,000. their was a horrible exhaust leak which after 4 trips to the dealer for repair ended my family in the hospital with a 24% oxygen rate in the blood. Kia would not stand behind their product even when contacted by my attorny. The belts always squeek and their has been a bad engine lifter since day one. Locks, and windows have never worked correctly since day one. I have givin up and have never been able to get kia to fix the problems.

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