1998 Kia Sportage User Reviews

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Users ranked 1998 Kia Sportage against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1998 Kia Sportage Base Review
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    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

    Pros: great gas milage small compact visibilty 360 deg

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

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    1998 Kia Sportage EX 4WD Review
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    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.)

    Pros: Good off road driving

    Cons: Terrible Gas milage

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

    Pros: nothing

    Cons: everything

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Kia Sportage Reviews

    Turbo Rocket By Witz74Bird

    Purchased this Kia Sportage Turbo SX in October 2013. Overall performance has been excellent and this vehicle is a rocket ship with the Turbo. You need to get used to the "Asian" ride characteristics ... Read More

    2012 Kia Sportage Reviews

    Audi-esque 4-banger By AFSkeeter

    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

    2011 Kia Sportage Reviews

    It's Like A Baby Suv With Quite A Bit Of Room And Better Gas Mileage By QuinnyNY

    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... By Corban88

    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

    2010 Kia Sportage Reviews

    Quality, Reliable. Fun Car For Great Price. By Michael14754

    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. By JACKIE749

    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

    2009 Kia Sportage Reviews

    Its Good For Some People And Not For Others. By Ahmed

    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 By Unique

    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

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