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    Default Kia Sportage: to buy or not to buy?

    Hi everyone

    I currently own GLI 2012. I am thinking of buying Sportage 2002/2004 for the change. Please advise about pro and cons of the sportage in terms of maintenance, reliability, fuel economy, comfort etc. I intend to use it mainly on M2 once in a month with odd trips from wah to pindi.


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    Big no
    Why coz its a liability not an asset

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    better keep ur corolla its much more reliable saying it after a brief research,once my dad was also in a mood of buying one and luckily we didnt buy one

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    Highly highly not recommended, i never own this but once planed to buy, but after deep discussion and thorough search, i found that it is a damn problematic SUV with no driving pleasure, no reliability, extremly expensive spare parts, cosmatic, engine and suspension all... with very mediocor type AC....only one rear light costs arou d 6000/- for all suspension work u need around 60k...etc

    Last but not the least Re sale is almost Zero...Now a days people are avoiding such out of market and a flop SUV...

    Here i am sure some of the members who own sportage will disagree with me, but honestly speaking i also wanted to have one, checked a number of sportages, but all were in a very bad shape and none was perfect, all have suspension prob, or engine mounts prob, heat up issue and play in steering was common in all of them.

    Thanks God i didnt buy sportage.

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    If you really intend to buy one just make sure that you buy an extremely well maintained one. Its like a mini SUV. Does not have all the features you expect from a vehicle that big in size. Average Drive, Very low class interior, some-how fine suspension and a diesel guzzling engine, Very high maintenance cost, rare availability of spares and if it breaks down god forbid you wont find anything in rural areas even in small cities.

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    If you want to enjoy SUV then buy Mitsubishi Pajero 1994 onwards model.

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    Thanx everyone for valuable comments. I will not be going for it as i had the same feeling about it.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jklodhi View Post
    Thanx everyone for valuable comments. I will not be going for it as i had the same feeling about it.

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    Thanks God ..He has saved you...

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    Most of all, 2002 to 2004 models had one chronic issue - which was of Engine heating up! I had kept sportage in 2006/2007 and had a lot of technical discussion with Kia staff and we finally deduced the core reason being its undersized radiator. 2005 onwards models had the issue resolved.

    My bottom line advice: Do not buy this vehicle. Period.
    Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

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