2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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.
4-wheel drive enabled me to go
everywhere dispite snow.
Convertible was a lot of fun in summer.
The body style from the front view
could be enhanced.
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
Good seating position, very cute
appearance, rugged build.
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.
2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
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
Styling, peppy, handling, driving fun.
Value, fit and finish.