by gin9 on Mar 25, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV
My 1999 Kia Sportage hasn't been anything except a total hassle since I bought it used 2 years ago. In the 2 years Ive owned the vehicle Ive had in out of the shop maybe 6 months the whole time. I just had a total overhaul done on it.
They rebuilt the engine a new heater core break work YOU NAME IT and it has been done. The mechanic calls me today and tell me that its STILL sputtering and if its to the fuel pump then I am back to square one with this worthless vehicle. Ive put 5 grand into this car hoping everytime I WILL B REPAIRED and its yet to run correctly. I don't know when I will get it back on the roads if EVER.
by krystih1976 on Jul 24, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD
Purchased my 99 Sportage used in 2005 with 83k miles. Over the past 7+ years of ownership, I can honestly say this - most reliable car I have EVER owned!
Only had a few maintenance issues (timing belt @ 125k miles plus gaskets, wires, belts and tires)
Today I have 220k miles and still going strong.
I will not get rid of it, absolutely a good car/suv and will definitely buy another KIA!
by tx_shorttcake on Aug 18, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV
I bought this car as my first car a little over three months ago. I am the third owner and two boys attending college had it before me. It is in good shape. I had to replace the brakes and front row seat-belts, but other than that it was in great condition. It had its rattles and noises, but for its age it is fairly quiet.
A new two-door convertible model joins the four-door Sportage in 1999. The convertible comes in either a 4x2 layout with automatic transmission or a 4x4 layout with five-speed manual transmission. It also boasts dual front airbags and a driver-side front knee bag.