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2005 Kia Sportage SUV

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Never Ever had a problem
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By clash9898
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Kia Sportage is great. I have had mine since it came out and never had a single problem with it. it's fun to drive especially when i use the manual with the auto clutch. it gets great gas millage and performs great in snow with its 4wd. all around a great vehicle and i respect Kia because of it's performance and reliability.


Favorite Features

4wd, comfortable interior, manual option with auto clutch,plenty of leg room, fold down seats, big trunk, just a great vehicle


Suggested Improvements

i really don't know what to say this vehicle has a good balance of power and efficiency and also has plenty of leg room .


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KIA REALY IS THE POWER TO SURPRISE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Juilo Porven
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this vehicle before I moved out from Florida to North Carolina. I have made several road trips with this car and it has never giving me a problem. I maintain it at the dealership and have done every required service when it is due. The service I get is better than some Lexus or Mercedes dealerships. I also own a 06 Rio Sedan and have been very happy with it also. Like most folk I did the researsh on this vehicle and compared it to the Honda's and Toyota's. But when you look at the warranty and the value for your dollar the KIA Sportage wins hands down. I would recommend this vehicle to any one that wants a good SUV at a great price.


Favorite Features

The styling, ride, comfort, sound system, reliability and the servicing


Suggested Improvements

A nicer automatic shifter a little more horsepower.


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3 years and still love it!
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By Bakersfield Joe
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I have not had any probs with this car whatsover! Total confidence in it! Drive it to Vegas from central California all the time and never ever worry! I did have the brakes replaced once at 40k now with over 60k everything still runs awesome! I have the 6cyl and mileage ranges from 18-22mpg. And it's really stylish!


Favorite Features

Love the fold down seat that go totally flat and have hard plastic so very durable! I've moved some big heavy stuff, even squeezed a washer n dryer in the back...a lil scrunched in the front but saved me a trip! Love the leather too! People tell me that they thought it was a Lexus or BMW @ 1st look!


Suggested Improvements

Steering wheel radio controls. Rear a/c.


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Why I buying another Sportage
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By BOB PECK
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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The KIA Sportage pleases everyone in our family. The gas mileage is excellent @ 20 in city and 27 hwy with a V6! The ride is absolutely excellent. We enjoy the flexibility of the interior for hauling golf clubs and whatever. The KIA gets many compliments from everyone who rides in it. I am so pleased that after 41,000 miles it has had no issues whatsoever. Just change the oil and put gas in it. I recommend the Sportage to anyone who wants a fun, reliable small SUV.


Favorite Features

Performance and handling.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Mixed Feeklings
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By KIAKURSE
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Vehicle

2005 Kia Sportage SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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The check engine light has been on from day one. I spent too much time at the dealer attempting to resolve the problem. I have just under 100,000 miles and the transmission is being replaced for the third and last time, since I don't plan to keep it to have the fourth one installed.


Favorite Features

Basically a decent vehicle to drive.


Suggested Improvements

The biggest drawback is a reliabe Transmission Transmission Transmission


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