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#420 of 704 Just bought a 2005 Kia Sportage LX V6
Aug 27, 2005 (12:04 pm)
After kicking around the idea of trading my 1999 Kia Sephia in on a small SUV, we decided on the 2005 Kia Sportage LX V6 in Champagne. We we between the Hyundai Tucson and the Sportage but the Hyundai dealership was closed on Sunday so after checking out the sticker price and peeking into a few on the lot, we drove up to the Kia dealership. We had no intentions of buying it right away and they were quick to draw us in though. We test drove a 2005 Sportage EX loaded in Jade Green and loved it but knew it was probably more than what we wanted to spend, we knew the absolute most we wanted to spend They ran the numbers and just couldn't get it there as we suspected so we left. We were disappointed and didn't understand why they weren't trying to sell us on an LX instead of letting us walk. My husband decided to drop by after work on Monday and talked to them about the LX and they worked up the numbers and could get us where we wanted to be even thought it meant no sunroof! We both love it and it is as roomy as we were hoping for and it seems nicer than the used Ford Escape we were looking at for less money! The sticker shows fuel economy at 21 and 29 and with our first fill-up we got 22 miles to the gallon. We Sephia consistently got better with each fill-up so hopefully this one will too.
#421 of 704 Re: 2004 Kia Sportage [jchan2]
Aug 28, 2005 (4:05 am)
I'm new to this forum concept, so I'm not sure if I'm entering my question in the right way or not, but anyway, I'm turning in a leased 2001 Kia Sportage. The leasing company is trying to charge me $1,200 for wheel corrosion due to brake dust. Now, every Kia of that age that I've ever seen has a lot of brake dust on the wheels. Wouldn't some corrosion be normal on a 2001 Kia in August of 2005? What's been your experience with wheel corrosion?
#422 of 704 Wheel Corrosion
Aug 28, 2005 (6:22 am)
It sounds to me as though you did not keep those wheels very clean to avoid this happening.
#423 of 704 Ticking and burning smell
Aug 28, 2005 (6:56 am)
Hi, I recently test drove 3 or 4 new sportages and most of them had a burning smell to them.Maybe it is because they need to be driven a while.Also 3 of them had a ticking sound at start up for a few minutes(the service manager says the lifters in the engine bleed the oil down after not being driven for a long time).I am concerned about these issues!!!Does anybody had these issues when driving??These are the only things keeping me from purchasing a sportage. Thanks!!
#424 of 704 Re: Ticking and burning smell [dan5150]
Aug 28, 2005 (7:14 am)
The burning smell is probably the sealant that Kia (and Hyundai) put on the underside of vehicles to protect them on the voyage across the ocean. Some got on the exhaust and is burning off. The smell goes away in a couple of weeks.
#426 of 704 Good Price for '05 EX ?
Aug 28, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Could some of you guys give me some info I need answered fairly quickly. A dealer just offered me a '05 Sportage EX w/ LEATHER pkg. and CROSS BARS for an out the price (includes EVERYTHING...TAX AND ALL) of $21,020 . I need to know if this is as good a deal as it seems to be. IT IS A 4X2, not a 4X4.
Also, does anyone know where to look on the web for changes on the '06 model?
Thanks alot...I just don't know whether to BUY now or wait for the '06...the price seems to be telling me to buy NOW !
#427 of 704 Re: Good Price for '05 EX ? [markmoon]
Aug 29, 2005 (4:27 am)
#428 of 704 kia problems
Sep 01, 2005 (4:52 pm)
My check emission light keeps coming up. I took it to the garage and they put it on their scanner and said it was the mass airflow sensor.so i paid and got it replaced, while driving home the light came back on. i went back the next day and they were like hmm i guess thats a bad new part. so they put another one in and it was good for two weeks and the light came on again. i took it back same problem and code p0101 something like that. they are like i dont know what to do. so i take it to get my oil changed and the guys liek you have a sensor missing here take it back to whoever fixed your car. so i did and they had no idea what was missing and got kia to fax them papers. they couldnt figure it out. so i had to drive to sunbury which is about an hour from where i live. i took it there and they are like thats your 4wd. they said some stuff about how my car used to have it where you just put it into gear but it got switch where i have to turn it on manually on the hubs, it sucks! anyway, they said the problem is that the wires inside it are all messed up and no connected. so i have to take it there next friday and its gonna cost me around 200 or so, i dont know, i have a rattling noise now. anyway the thing, i pull out and it wont accelerate. the other day i pulled out of college on a main road and my vehicle is not going and i still have my foot on the gas, then finally it goes. i really hate my car and as soon as i pay my loan off im getting rid of it. has anyone else had this problem with a 99 sportage?
#429 of 704 need CDN price estimate Sportage lx v6 awd
Sep 07, 2005 (6:40 pm)
I am looking at trading from a 2004 Sorento with 27500 KM down... to a 2006 lx v6 awd any hint of what the sorento should fetch ?
including taxes some dealers are asking $270 CDN $ X 36 interest free months
with a 20,000$ trade-in for the Sorento thus making the v6 lx (not the fancy EX with leather) purchase price at $29,720 cdn
including taxes ....have any of you folks in Canada paid cheaper that $29, 720 CDN for a v6 awd LX (...remote starter and tow package comes later )