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2008 Kia Sportage LXReview
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Great Suv — My Kia Sportage is a fun and very reliable SUV. Has plenty of space for the family or hauling things. Manual transmission is fun to drive and it handles really well. Radio is pretty good too. Gas mileage is great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Love my Kia! Great little SUV with a stick shirt I can drive this thing like a sports car. Also get good gas mileage.

Cons: With A/C on the power drops.

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2008 Kia Sportage LXReview
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Pretty Good Car On A Budget But Get The Warrantee, As It Will Eventually Have Issues! — The low mpg was a surprise to me (I didn't do my research) as I was expecting 25-30mpg from a newer 4 cylinder engine but this only gives me 18 on a good average day! Add to that a small transmission (covered under warrantee) and a ac compressor that went out t a65K miles, and I am startin g to worry about overall reliability of this car as it starts to age! My warrantee ran out at 60k miles since I did not buy it new, if it took me to 100k I would be happy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fairly solid build quality, 100k mile warrantee if you bought it new (but I didn't)

Cons: I had a small transmission problem  at about 57000 miles, warrantee covered it. Now at 65k, my AC wcompressor went out, costly repair.  Fuel mileage is not very good for a 4cyl vehicle, and I was expecting more when I bought it (onot realizing the low mpg rating the car actually has!)

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2008 Kia Sportage LX V6Review
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Served Our Children Well. Was There What We Needed It For — No issues with the vehicle. Well maintained. It's a good student car for short trips to high school and running errands for parents. You can park it anywhere. Great Color for night driving. Reflective Silver Metallic is a good choice

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great car for short trips and 8 hr drive. AC, Gas Mileage, worked well. Cargo hatch and fold down seats work great for hauling what you need.

Cons: Five people for a long trip would be difficult. No more than 4

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2008 Kia Sportage LXReview
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Great Suv For Family Needs — I like the comfort level and appearance of this car, it's also pretty easy to keep clean. It has plenty of storage. Gas mileage is decent. I've really enjoyed this SUV, and it has gone above and beyond the needs of my little family.

Pros: Smooth ride, I like the way it looks (quaint SUV). plenty of storage

Cons: Not great on gas mileage (but not aweful either).

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Very Positive — The car handles great around town; and has sufficient pickup on the highway. Though a little noisy, the cargo space is excellent for trips. Controls within easy reach. Disc brakes work great; people comment postiviely on the appearance of the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Driving ease, quality

Cons: a little noisy on highway

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2008 Kia Sportage LX V6 4WDReview
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Wow!! — WOW!! My parents got this car and I thought it was a joke...until I drove it. This car has the pick and go power. The steering is soo on point. It has the utility of a nice size SUV but gets the gas mileage of mid-size car. It gets 24 MPG with us.

Pros: Power, Rack and Pinion Steering, Utility

Cons: Idk!

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2008 Kia Sportage LXReview
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2008 Sportage — The performance of this small SUV isn't great considering its a 4 banger butthat being said it had no problem driveing over the malahat. Fuel Mileage isn't bad we get about 460 KM to the tank Highway. in city its a little worse but its still affordable. have not yet taken it off road to see how well it drives on gravel or how the ESC (electronic stabillity control) works.

Pros: Its a 4 bager with some guts

Cons: its white

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2008 Kia Sportage LXReview
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I Love My Suv/truck — I love how comfortable it is and how much higher it is than my old Rio 5. The Sportage is alot better for me because of a baby being on the way. I LOVE MY SUV

Pros: The whole SUV Is great!

Cons: none

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Its OK... Drives great, but needs a more updated interior.
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2008 Kia Sportage LX Review
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vs2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS
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Front Seats Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS worse.
"roomy"
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS worse.
"Roomy and comfortable"

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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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