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By bbbaker
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I was pleasantly surprised with the power and comfort of such an economical vehicle. Interior has a spacious feel. Back seat folds down and was able to haul items that I normally would have borrowed a truck for.


Best Features

4-wheel drive enabled me to go everywhere dispite snow. Convertible was a lot of fun in summer.


Worst Features

The body style from the front view could be enhanced.


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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)


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good on gas; fun to drive in the summer


Best Features

mileage; convertable top


Worst Features

better interior build


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Kia crumpled, but I didn't!
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By mamaofpits
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Kia Sporty 4x4 as I wanted something rugged, safe, and able to get through flooded streets. It never let me down, always started right up and got me where I was going... except for one day. I was stopped in traffic when this monsterous extended van plowed into me at about 45 - 50 mph and was a chain reaction. I walked away with minor injuries... no broken bones! The paramedics were amazed. Either the Kia is indeed built to be very safe and sturdy and/or my guardian angel was with my that day. Would I buy another one... absolutely!


Best Features

Good seating position, very cute appearance, rugged build.


Worst Features

I agree... change the cupholder. Also more dealerships would be nice, I had to drive 45 min. or so to reach the closest Kia dealer.


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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)


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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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I love my Kia!
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By Jewle
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I would recommend the Kia Sportage! I bought a vehicle to slow me down, and take my time, this one is it. It runs great, and if I get stuck in snow or ice, I have 4 wheel drive. She's cute too!


Best Features

I love my two tone paint, spoiler and rack. Also the cd player. But, most of all I love the seats, they are so comfortable!


Worst Features

I am having trouble with my locks. The fuses keep burning out. I have to take that in again. This will be the 2nd time. Within a week, it burnt out. Must be a short somewhere.


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