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My Kia
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Pat
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I needed and inexpensive vehicle quickly. I was plesantly surprised with my Sportage. I get about 20 MPG with the six cylinder engine.


Best Features

It handels well even with 70,000 miles on it


Worst Features

The radio CD player is garbage. They really need to improve it. On AM it sounds really bad. This is an expensive vehicle to maintain. The 60,000 mile service is around 1000 bucks. The engine appears to have dome style pistons. If the timimg belt breaks, you can kiss the engine goodbye.


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Tire Issue
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By eve
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Love most everything about the car except having to change the tires so often. Have 112K on it and have changed out 4 sets. Redid struts & still going through tires.


Best Features

Fold down 60/40 split back & front passenger seats.


Worst Features

Tire wear and gas mileage


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Glad I bought Kia
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By maryt
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I had my Sportage 3 years and really love it. Handles well, carries everything I need. I downsized from a Blazer and could not be happier. The few times I have had to have it serviced have been good experiences.


Best Features

Handling, frigid A/C


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, keyless entry, roof rack carrier bars, and rear section cover should all be standard not options. Radio controls on steering wheel


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Love this little SUV!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jaxnurse
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this only a week ago for my teenage daughter, but have driven it enough to say that I absolutely love it. It's fun to drive, very perky for a 4 cyl. It's a basic model, so had a keyless remote installed for $100, but that's OK. I don't miss the bells and whistles at all, as it's got all you need. The stereo is nice, the AC kicks, the steering is tight and it brakes on a dime. I feel this car is save for my daughter, and that says a lot. I'm thinking of buying one for myself next year when I get rid of my Nissan!


Best Features

Already listed above


Worst Features

Probably have already been addressed in newer models (standard cruise, keyless entry, etc.


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great car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By gg
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2005 Kia Sportage SUV LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased it new. Have had 3 years. No problems! I even tow motorcycle with it. Love it!


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