By John Mahon on
1997 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought my Kia new. During the first 6
months I had a few problems. The air
bag lights would not go out. I brought
the vehicle for service about 6 or 7
times and finally they fixed it.
Overall the vehicle has been reliable.
I had the front bumper repainted(the
paint flaked off) However, I used the
vehicle for a sales position. I drove
all over New Mexico, Utah, Idaho,
Arizona, Wyoming, and Texas in this
vehicle. The only thing I did was
replace the brakes and change the oil.
The vehicle ran great until 90,000
miles and then I had to replace the
Reliability, Compact Style, Smooth Ride
More Power, Rear Door hatch, and
Folding rear seats.