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Stay away from KIA!
By Traci on
2007 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Cute vehicle, but has terrible traction in winter. Brakes were completely worn out after warranty expired (complete replacement in less than 2 years). KIA Warranty may be the best in the business, but dealers will find a way around it so don't let that be a purchasing factor. Had a front caliper fall off and almost flip over; rear axle squeals; battery dies often - but KIA says everything is great. Put over $600.00 in mandatory services and paid out $500.00 for additional maintenance per yr. I'll never purchase another KIA even if they offered it to me for free! If you want a vehicle that works OK for a year, then this is the car for you. enough said (you've been warned)
rides nice in the summer on hwy's (stay off country roads). I like the way the manual transmission works, the clutch is the only thing I haven't had a problem with.
How about honoring the Warranty rather then finding loops holes around it. 4 wheel drive is a must in this vehicle.
Brakes are never covered under warranty, and I've had them wear out in under 30K on several different brands of cars. Some pre-paid maintenance plans, like BMWs, DO cover brake replacement, but that isn't the same as warranty coverage.