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Best little SUV
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By Vallarie Bakker
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2001 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I have had this vehicle for about 8 years got it used have done very little work to it. Runs great has over 217,000 miles and still going strong. I drive it every day


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Best car ever
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By rodgerowsley
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2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my kia new off the lot. It has 97,000 miles and hasn't let me down once. I've ramped it, rolled it , towed with it, drag raced it , hit the mud pits, and drove through Indianapolis on I70 at 115mph . My Kia has taken everything I've thrown at it and keeps coming back for more. I've done 7 oil changes , 1 new set of tires and that's it. We have snowy winters in northern Indiana and it skips right over the drifts. 4 wheel drive is excellent . Its not flashy, it's not powerful, it's basic with no frills. I LOVE IT !!! Would buy it again in a heart beat.


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Good SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Leon Bell
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2001 Kia Sportage 2WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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We have had this 2001 sportage for over 5 years now, the only motor items we have replaced are the timing belt and items to replace with it, and the starter. We replaced the vacuum 4x4 with aftermarket lockouts, the vacuum 4x4 are junk from the factory. As for the interior, the cup holder and console container lid are trash, wiper started blowing fuses when turning off, replaced fuse with a breaker, right rear window quit working so I unhooked the window motor when I got it to go back up. Other then the few problems we have had, it has been a very dependable LITTLE suv. Due to age and handicap, I'm replacing it with a 2002 Buick P A. I had a 1994 Park Avenue and loved it. The Sportage now has about 136,000 miles on it,
runs very good for not having a tune up done to it sense we got it. Normal oil-service done to it and automatic trans still operating like new.


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Why all the bad reviews?
27 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By TNelson
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2001 Kia Sportage 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my Sportage and plan on keeping it for another 8 yrs or so. I also had issues with the power windows and 'chirping' fan belt but I also had an excellent Dealer to deal with who actually honored my warranty. When I drive in the snow, I can pass ANY car on the road with flying colors!


Best Features

Ladder frame, tire on the back, fun to drive.


Worst Features

This car does need more power, I have to agree!


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rip off
1 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By Tim
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2001 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Timing belt broke at 105,000 miles and I'm being told that after the belt breaks while driving it ruins the engine. Nice to know after it breaks that when this happens it is self destruction. Basicly made to be a disposible vehicle.


Best Features

The drive was fun. But not made to run long.


Worst Features

A motor built to last, puting a sensor on the timing belt like a crank shaft position sensor to let you know when there is a patential problem with the tolorance of the belt before the engine destroys itself


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