2005 Kia Sportage 2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Used 2005 Kia Sportage
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Used 2005 Kia Sportage
By angel_machine on

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

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My husband and I just purchased a 2005 Kia Sportage, pre-owned, with 135k miles, due to our limited budget. The Carfax didn't list any maintenance, and the test-drive and subsequent independent pre-purchase inspection confirmed that there were problems. The timing belt system had not been replaced at 100k miles, the battery was original (and died right after purchase), and the A/C was non-functional. We were able to knock off a lot from the price due to all the work that needed to be done (most of it simply maintenance that was put off, not true issues). A/C problem due to climate control module and is being replaced. Hoping we don't regret this purchase.

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Digital MPG shows it averages about as well as the RAV4 (around 23 mpg), though it is not as maneuverable. Love all the extra space and cargo room. Leather/vinyl seats great for easy cleanup from our baby.

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Highly recommend an independent pre-purchase inspection before buying used, along with checking the Carfax. I've since heard through friends of others having problems with the climate control module failing.
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