by TNelson on Aug 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I love my Sportage and plan on keeping it for another 8 yrs or so. I also had issues with the power windows and 'chirping' fan belt but I also had an excellent Dealer to deal with who actually honored my warranty. When I drive in the snow, I can pass ANY car on the road with flying colors!
by Tim on Apr 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Timing belt broke at 105,000 miles and I'm being told that after the belt breaks while driving it ruins the engine. Nice to know after it breaks that when this happens it is self destruction. Basicly made to be a disposible vehicle.
by e4evergone4everu on Mar 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
i have owned my 2001 kia sportage for about a year. and it's my 1st car. i have had the worst experience with it. it has now been in the shop for 3 months. first it was the alternator and battery. then a fuse and still isn't fixed. I have taken it to more then one shop and no one can find the problem! not to mention the visor broke off and the cup holder broke. which is really sad because i love this car its fun to drive good on gas. but overall has been a horrible car to have.
Kia's Long Haul warranty, introduced late in model-year 2000, provides powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles, while a new Limited trim level includes lots of standard goodies over the already well-equipped Base and EX versions.