1997 Kia Sportage Top Comparisons
Users ranked 1997 Kia Sportage against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.
Displaying all 3 1997 Kia Sportage reviews.
1997 Kia SportageReview
My Impression On A Kia Sportage — 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 boot, esspecially when the backseats are folded down. Gas mileage could be beter, but if you realy drive good, it's ok. There are some interior inperfections but seen it's age the could be worse... I really like the extra ridehight compared to normal cars
Pros: Ridehight, bootspace, power at low revs
Cons: getting older, gas mileage could be beter
1997 Kia Sportage BaseReview
Cute & Cheap —
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 bang through the gears or shift slowly and carefully. The dark green paint was beautiful when waxed but hard to keep the water spots off from it. the seats were firm yet comfortable even on long trips. Engine compartment seemed like it would be hard to work on so I am glad it had no troubles. The mpg's were fantastic, about 27 but other with 4wd at dealership was saying their hit 30+. I almost consider buying another one recently when I saw how cheap the used ones were going for, meaning they depreciate quick. So the book value on a low milage 97 is very low and probably worth it in my mind. I also thought they were by far the cutiest suv ever made but they are a bit cheesy. I would go with an auto trans if I ever got another one only due to the way a standard shifted. I am 45 y.o. man just trying to help others with my consumer opinions. Hope I could help.
Pros: Low book value, you can buy a 97 for a song, if you are trying to buy
Cons: Low book value, you can buy a 97 for a song, if you are trying to sell
1997 Kia Sportage EXReview
Bought Used, Over 1400 In Repairs And Still Going — The dealer can not figure out what it is, they want to try this and that. I though they could look at the computer and tell what was wrong and fix it. This year modle had bad wiring, is one thing we were told.
Owner for 0 years, 6 months
Miles Driven per Year:6,000
Pros: good milage
Cons: No after market source for parts, very expensive and no one knows how to work on them.
Displaying all 3 1997 Kia Sportage reviews.
Reviews From Other Years
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I like the car and plan on keeping it for it few more years... or at least until I can afford the Lexus I want. It's a really nice looking car. If it drove like it looked, it would be unmatched. That'... Read More
It's Like A Baby Suv With Quite A Bit Of Room And Better Gas Mileage
I like the compac suv crossover feel. Drives great handles the road well , brakes well and great on gas. 6 speed clutch is easy to master feels a little sporty like the name says. I came out of Driv... Read More
Don't Love, Don't Hate...
I think I have a bad taste in my mouth about these vehicles because the first one I purchased was a lemon. It was purchased back by the dealer and that's how I acquired this one. It's okay, but it's... Read More
Quality, Reliable. Fun Car For Great Price.
This Sportage is very well engineered, comfortable, competent, and roomy, while still getting 20 - 23 mpg. Acceleration is above average, braking and overall handling is outstanding. Performs exceptio... Read More
If You're Looking For A Little Suv, I Think You'll Like The Sportage.
It's a great vehicle for the money. I get about 21 mpg around town. We have not taken it out on a long trip as yet. There is plenty of leg room in the back seat. The back seats fold down easy to make... Read More
Its Good For Some People And Not For Others.
hmm whell u should drive it then you can judge it because judging a car depends on ur previous car (last car u owned)... but overall its a good car cauze its cheap and an SUV and got good look.. Read More
I Love It, For A 4 Cylinder Suv/cuv A Very Nice Ride
Good Vehicle, Cyrrently In A Work In Progress Mode, Has Underglow, 18" Motegi DP12 Rims Sitting On 225/50/18 Uniroyal Tigerpaw AS65's, Great Fuel Economy For A Smaller SUV. Fun Little Vehicle Overall,... Read More