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1999 Kia Sportage

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By yore
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1999 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV


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The acceleration is horrible but I suppose I am not at the Nascar, so I guess it will do. Everything else about the car is great!!


Favorite Features

Highly maneuverable and fuel efficient. The Cargo room is just right and it is really Quiet.


Suggested Improvements

Just a little more power behind the wheel(please),and more traction in factory installed tires.


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Kia Sportage Sucks!
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By John B.2004
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1999 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD


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My 1999 Kia sportage has been broken more times than I can keep up with. The Courtesy Ford dealership that I bought it from does not honor their warentee and either does the Kia dealerships. Now I have a lemon on my hands.


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Fun to Drive
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By Jason L.
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1999 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought my 99 Sportage used with 33,000 miles. Have only had one problem, which was the starter going bad. Other than that, it has been very reliable. It now has 61,000 miles and is still running well. It's pretty utilitarian, which is what I like and it is great in the snow and offroad.


Favorite Features

Sporty handling for an SUV. Good cargo capacity. Fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Tire should be mounted on the door. Hatch should have inside and outside release, rather than having to use key.


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trouble-free rugged SUV
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By mach0017
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1999 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV 4WD


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First vehicle I've owned that never needed wheel alignment in five years. 23 mpg average, crusing at posted interstate speed limits. Ride & noise level fine; better than I expected. The ONLY change I would want is more power. Maintaining cruise speed on extended upgrades with a headwind in Wyoming (high-altitude) was sometimes difficult. Consumer Reports is 'unfair;' interior materials & finishing quality is just as good as Honda & Toyota, in my experience.


Favorite Features

Excellent driver comfort, seating position. Better handling and high- speed cruising capability than I expected.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger engine would be good.


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Way Too Many Issues
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By Janon
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1999 Kia Sportage 2dr SUV


Review

I would never repurchase this car or the make. Thank God it's gone!


Favorite Features

The beachy look.


Suggested Improvements

Reliable mechanics so that it actually runs long enough to pay for it!


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