This is the 2nd Kia I have owned, and I my 2nd positive review for this company.
I bought my Kia brand new in 2006 with about 16 miles on the odometer.
I currently have about 60K on this vehicle and it is still running beautifully.
No major problems, decent gas mileage and plenty of room for my husband, two kids and 90-pound labrador retriever.
With the 5-speed manual transmission, we don't seem to have the power issues that have been mentioned in previous reviews.
Cruise control with a manual transmission; multiple 'plugs' for my kids to plug in a portable DVD player or charge their hand held video games; decent gas mileage.
How about making a hybrid version of the Sportage?
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