1997 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: Nightmare
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1997 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

1997 Kia Sportage

Average Consumer Rating

16 Total Reviews

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

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Nightmare
By Elnur on

Vehicle

1997 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Door key cylinder fell inside the door body the day I brought it home. I had nearly 20 visits to the dealership that year for that problem alone. There were times I was entering the car from the passenger side. 2nd year: O2 sensor went, front brakes cylinders (?) collapsed, service light came on and off. I developed tennis elbow using the Kia shift stick For as long as I owned the car: The car shook anytime over 45 mph - multiple visits to dealership. A horrible rattling sound under the driver's side - multiple visits to dealership. Could not get a clear view in the rear when reversing. Overall an annoying, frustrating and painful experience!

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