Vehicle2007 Kia Sportage LX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewCute 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)
Best Featuresrides 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.
Worst FeaturesHow about honoring the Warranty rather then finding loops holes around it. 4 wheel drive is a must in this vehicle.
on 07/21/11 19:59 PM (PDT)
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.Report it
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