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Kia Sportage 2WD Convertible -Must Read-
2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Majali
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I have purchased my 2002 convertible Sportage in 2008 and have put 24m000 miles on it since then. It's a great good looking affordable car. It has a special charisma. This STRONG Vehicle has literally saved my life, after hitting a parked car from behind while doing 100 mph the damage was slight regardless that the Honda i hit got totaled! Featuring 3 air bags/Automatic Transmission/AC Easily removed cool soft top options. The 2.0 L is strong enough for a small below 2000 LB's SUV ( it has served a BMW 520). Doing 20 MPG City and Crazy 30 MPG highway miles. I don't have any more mechanical troubles after doing a full maintenance a year ago. It maneuvers perfectly, but i wish it was 4WD for sand


Best Features

Convertible, High off the ground, Safe, economic. Rear seat folded and it's a TRUCK! :D Cheers


Worst Features

Four wheel Drive 4x4, limited at 100mph.


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2002 Kia Sportage
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By DanielleB11
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

good on gas; fun to drive in the summer


Best Features

mileage; convertable top


Worst Features

better interior build


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Luv my Kia
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By iceman8147
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased (2) Kia Sportage
convertables over a year ago. Both my
wife and I love them. They are perfect
for the Florida beach / rush hour
traffic scene. You sit up nice and
high, but can zip in and out of
traffic. With the top off, you can
enjoy the fresh ocean air.
I have worked in the US automotive
industry for 20 years, but after
driving my little SUV, I am impressed.
The fit and finish on our Sportages was
as good as or better than vehicles that
I have seen at the NA assembly plants.
For the money, they are quite a value.
If they had a small V6 in it rather
than the I4, fuel economy would be
better as the 4 cylinder is worked
pretty hard.


Best Features

Styling, peppy, handling, driving fun. Value, fit and finish.


Worst Features

Placement of the cup holder. Needs a V6.


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Cute car, but looks aren't everything
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By Dreamn34
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I bought my Kia a year ago.It started
making a horrible noise whenever it
idled or ran below 30mph so I took it
in to get looked at. They installed a
new A/C compressor and clutch. Thank
God I had a warranty because it was
over $1400 worth of parts, which cost
me zero. Last May I paid around
$17,500. Since then I've moved 35
miles from from work so I'm looking
for something that gets better gas
mileage. I'm currently filling up
about every third day. We went to the
Honda dealership and when they
appraised my Kia, they came back with
$5000! I took it to CarMax and got an
offer of $7800, which is better, but
it's still not going to help when I
owe $11,500.


Best Features

It's cute and not as noisy as other convertibles. Perfect for when I lived on the beach. Nice to be in an SUV and not sitting on the ground.


Worst Features

Gas mileage; cup holder has drinks sitting in front of a/c vents and you can't see a/c controls; A/C doesn't blow enough cool air out the side vents; If it's been raining, tires slide around every curve until the back tires get their traction; Driver's side seat is starting to tear.


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Lots of Fun
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By llpacal
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Had a couple of problems at the
beginning that were fixed not
enthusiastically yet the car is rock
solid and super fun to drive. The
seating position is fantastic and very
cofortable.The engine is very peppy and
the ride is firm but verry grippy.I now
know that most people use this format
to complain which I think is
legitamate,but your normal satisfied
consumer will never take the time to
write a review.


Best Features

Seating,hieght ,ride,solidness,great stereo,fun.


Worst Features

Fuel economy, performance.Door holding stops.


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