A KIA Sportage - 2005 - Silver in color - is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITES!!! once more than a couple of years back, i was a sportage owner. 2003 it was, with its engine totally busted. It used to heatup. apart from the engine, the suv was in immaculate condition. was my CEO's and i bought it when they were disposing it off after four years of its purchase. Got that for 600K. Deliberately paid a 100K more than what its market worth at that time was, with my mind made up that as they car other than the engine part was in immaculate condition and very well kept. I planned to get the orignal engine overhaled with all new parts genuine available at Khalid autos at Mondgomery road lahore. The estimate was of 55K and my expert mechanic labour and other expenses, a lump sum budget of 70K was what i prepared.
I was all set according to the plan, when my father came up with the thought that no matter what i spend or do with its engine, Diesel engines dont long more than a 100K KMS or so and need overhaling again! hence the operating cost of this vehicle was too much! let me mention that i travel almost 60 KM every day from home to work and back.
while i was in split thoughts, i got a splendid offer for my sportage, when an army guy who was looking for a big car for his joint family home setup cam up and offered me 800K for it! i was surprised and couldnt literally beleive until i confirmed from several car dealers who each confirmed the bad after market of this SUV.
I was dazzled. the dealer who was getting this deal done, offered me a civic prosmatic 2005 silver whose drive i loved. i thought lets make life easy and let go of this elephant whom il have to comfort more than what it would bring back to me!
i sold my sportage after keeping it for a couple of months.... and that was it.
By fellows, a 2005 Sportage in genuine conditionn, can give you great pleasure if you can afford its diesel cost. Seriously. sportage is awsome. Completely awsome looking at the price tag!
cheers guys! could help control let go off my emotions by writing this all down here......