Used Kia Sportage 4x4 1995 - 2003 reliability

Category: Family SUV

Not a bad car but the same money will buy a much better one

      Used Kia Sportage 4x4 1995 - 2003 review
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      Steve Huntingford
      Published01 January 2006

      What should I look for in a used Kia Sportage 4x4?

      Overall, the Sportage seems something of a oddity in the Kia range. At the same time as it was finishing bottom in recent JD Power surveys, the newer Sorento 4x4 was top of its class, and Warranty Direct tells us that claim rates on Kias are, in general, lower than average.

      If you are buying a Sportage, check whether any potential purchase has been the subject of a recall. Cars built before the end of 1998 were recalled because of a possible fault with the front seat belt buckles, and cars built between November 2002 and April 2003 were recalled after concerns about the steering.

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