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4X4 never works
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By Tom991
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a 4X4 EX so I would have 4
wheel drive when I needed it. The 4
times it snowed and I needed 4 wheel
drive I had none. 1st time the dealer's
service department said no problems
found, 2d time they fixed a vacumn line
to the 4 wheel drive but my fuel
ecomony dropped from 22 MPG to 17
MPG, Obviously they did something
wrong. 3rd time (two weeks out of the
shop, it snowed again, the 4 wheel
drive didn't work. It's in the shop
awaiting parts again. I'm wondering, is
it the KIA or the service department?
Had four wheel allignment done there
came out with same pulling to the left
problems when it went in.


Best Features

Size turning radius


Worst Features

Cup Holders. fully fold down seats.


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Bought it used - very happy with it!
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By Luvitt
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Came home tonight in a virtual white-out
with 50 mph winds and 1-2 ft drifts!!
This is my 1st 4x4, so obviously, I was
very impressed after seeing no less than
a dozen other vehicles off the shoulder.
Yes.....MOVE THE CUP-HOLDER! Otherwise,
I can't say enough about this SUV. Very
quiet & smooth riding - turns on a dime!
No rattles, tight construction, and lots
of room (unless you're Arnold...) Can't
figure out why everybody wants an
Escalade at a Kia price! 2.0L Engine
(made in Japan) is nimble & responsive
(5-spd manual), better gas mileage than
the Geo Metro I came from. Guess I just
got a good one.....wife bought a Hyundai
Elantra same day!



Best Features

Responsive handling & ride. EXCELLENT visibility all around.


Worst Features

About that cup-holder......


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Happy Man
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By happyman
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this vehicle. 1999 Model Year.
Bought it w/42,000 miles. Found that
Prv owner brought it in for an
electrical issue when doing lemon
check, but no other issues. Fun to
drive. Can't wait to take its top off!!
These vehicles are hard to find used.


Best Features

nice looking (dark green)


Worst Features

cup holder better gas mileage a little better pick up


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Daughter Might not get the Kia!!
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By Patrick McCloskey
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2002 Kia Sportage 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I was in the market for a car to drive
to work for a couple of years then turn
over to my (now 14 yr) daughter. With
the cash-back, warrenty, and the fun
driving this was a great pick. I have
had no problems with the car, which I
bought at one of Memphis's leading
dealerships. I might have to get my
daughter another car!!


Best Features

Fun drivability, CD player, I used the roadside assistance for a flat tire and help was there in 20 minutes.


Worst Features

I get 20MPG city, I hoped for 25MPG.


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CRAP
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By Ben Renzella
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2002 Kia Sportage 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Do NOT buy a sportage, or ANY kia, for
that matter - a new car with as many
problems as this (all, of COURSE,
fixed under warranty....sometimes) -
Stay Away!


Best Features

None


Worst Features

Don't build crap!


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