1997 Kia Sportage Consumer Review: i hate it!!!

1997 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

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EX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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i hate it!!!
By Letitia S. on


1997 Kia Sportage EX 4dr SUV 4WD


I got this car for christmas....it was, or it is my first car. at 16 years of age, i thought it was cute at first. then as i started to drive it, it made an awful squeaking sound in the morning, waking everyone up in the neighborhood. as i was moving from jacksonville, fla to houston, tx, we had to tow it because we knew that it wouldnt make it. so as we were towing it, my transfer case blew and it started to smoke. come to find out that it slipped into drive from neutral, and it blew a hole into the transfer case. now we have to replace it, but that cost $1000, which is half of what it costed in the first place. so we're just gonna buy a jeep wrangler, which is sooo much better than the kia.

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it was a cute little thing, and it made me feel like i was going fast (and i was only going 25 lol)
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