1998 Kia Sportage User Reviews

1998 Kia Sportage Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:1.5 out of 5 stars1.5 out of 5 stars1.5 out of 5 stars1.5 out of 5 stars1.5 out of 5 stars 1.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5

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Robweiser writes:
1998 Kia Sportage Base Review
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great gas milage small compact visibilty 360 deg


road noise/ exspensive on repairs/(parts) simi rough ride do to short wheel base


Economy Suv — Great first car for a first time driver/ Still compact Sorty looks/ economy SUV/ over all a good car for the price and not exspensive to insure/ could use more air bag protection and abs braking, and more features for the small family's like built in car seats option . Auxillary ear phone hook ups for rear seats for children/passengers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brendon160 writes:
1998 Kia Sportage EX 4WD Review






Not Trail Rated — the kia lol this thing broke once a week but they fixed it for free so cant complain

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Daniel writes:
1998 Kia Sportage EX 4WD Review


Good off road driving


Terrible Gas milage


Good For Light Off Raoding After Some Up Grades. — I love my car. I have the 2.0 straight four in it. I have the auto, and that is the only thing I don't like, auto everthing. I like the standard tranny better, and the electric windows drive me nuts. I do not like the stock rims. I put 4.5" offset spoked rims on it painted black. I want to put HID lights on it, and paint the inside of the headlights black. Perfomance - Good. If you rev just a little bit before take off it will burn rubber till you let up on the gas. Braking is good. I like that the back brakes lock up befor the front ones. Handled realy crappy when I got it. On gravel/ off road it would drift real bad at any speed. I put wider rims on it, and it stopped. Build Quality - Kind of cheap. the bumpers are loose, and I had to rebuild the front end. Needs new shocks. Appearance - Crappy from the factery. i put the 4.5" offset rims on it, and it looks ok now, but really needs 6.5" offset rims. Cost Of Ownership - Gets crappy gas mileage considering the size of the engine. Parts are way expansive. Fun Facter - Car will go anywhere a four wheeler will go.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1995 Kia Sportage Reviews

For What It Is It's Just Fine By BoholMark

As an American your putting a big target on your back if you drive a flashy car. All the Asian automobile are here as well as Ford and GM. Driving a new car would bring undue attention to myself and f... Read More

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1996 Kia Sportage Reviews

Safty By Daniel

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1997 Kia Sportage Reviews

My Impression On A Kia Sportage By Steven

One of the first SUV's. Good on the road en good off the road. Very good for cruising, but not for speeding. Wich is good because i won't get finend... Can take a lot of luggage or other stuff in the ... Read More

Cute & Cheap By pickupman

I had my 97 kia from 98 to 2000 and 35,000 miles later I sold it. I was attracted to this vehicle from it's looks. The drive train seemed rough, the std trans shifted a little poorly and had to either... Read More

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1999 Kia Sportage Reviews

This Car Has Great Potential To Be A Small Race Car By cowcowcot

i like the style and smallish figure of the car nice to drive easy on gas can race if customized (like i plan on doing to this) small compact ish automatic bad for off-roading ... Read More

Its A Traveling Car So It Gets Good Gas Milage Out Side Of Town By JonSpawn522

i liked this car because its goes just about anywere you want it to. going up hills is a little tough but coming back down is really easy its got 4WD so its easy to get out of sticky situations, its a... Read More

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2000 Kia Sportage Reviews

Kia Sportage Ex 2000 By Maxime

Had engine problem with it. Check engine light kept lighting up because 2 cylinder stop working (has 4 cylinder totals!). With two cylinders off, the sportage doesn’t have enough power to move, so if ... Read More

Gets Me From A To B Most Of The Time By Curtis

Uh, thats just the vibe this car sends out. 2.0L I4 produces 130hp which doesn't sound like a lot but can get you an improper lane usage warning by fish tailing in some rocks and totally destory the... Read More

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