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Kia Sportage, SUV
#1 of 27 bought a new sportage 2006 EX
Apr 16, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I just put 600 miles on it. Mostly city driving, coming from a 4.0 Wrangler, gas hog I love my luxurious sportage. Wish i would of held out for the Luxury Package, heated seats, etc
Reading groups, i put in the expensive K&N air filter to improve gas mileage. Don't know if it has made a diff or not??
Beautiful vehicle, roomy, leather interior is great, sunroof, love the fold down back.
#2 of 27 Re: bought a new sportage 2006 EX [mtbikeviki]
Apr 21, 2007 (8:19 pm)
Did you put on a CAI or just the K&N replacement? How much did it cost and do you think it's worth it? Has MPG improved?
#3 of 27 97 kia sportage
Jun 09, 2007 (4:37 pm)
i own a 97 kia sportage and i need to change my fuel filter,but i have no idea were it is located on the car there no kia dealer around were i live and would have to drive three hour to the near one so please let me know so i can fix it ,thanks sheila
#4 of 27 Re: 97 kia sportage [tatubyz]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 09, 2007 (7:20 pm)
You can register at Kia's techinfo site and get access to lots of factory information. That may tide you over until someone responds to your post.
The techinfo link is in this Online Repair Manuals guide.
Jun 11, 2007 (8:36 pm)
I bought a 2000 sportage without a manual.I need to change the oil. My other vehicles were v-8's. I ran 20-50. I was told that I should use a lighter weight for a 4 cylinder. Any truth to it? Am getting ready for a 15 hr trip. Driving straight through.
I'm not real good at searching,but I can't find a manual that recommends a type.
#6 of 27 Towing
Jun 12, 2007 (7:25 am)
Has anyone used their Sportage to tow? I am thinking of getting a tent trailer and wanted to find out how the Sportage towing performance is. Thanks.
Jun 12, 2007 (11:04 am)
I just traded in a 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4 that my wife and I used to tow a 4' X 8' utility trailer. I just went to a RV place in Washington and had them install a tow kit.
I read in my Kia Sportage manual that if you don't have extra braking installed and just have your regular factory Sportage brakes you can tow up to 1,000 lbs.
We were moving from Washington to Missouri in 2003 and sold most of our belongings(or gave them away)and fit everything we still wanted in to this 4'X 8' utility trailer. We crammed that baby full-must've been around 900-1,000 lbs. of furniture and other possessions back there.
The trip to the Midwest went pretty well-the Sportage is a tough little nut. Just some slow going up hills and mountains, but the Sportsman got us there with no over- heating or any problems. Remember to tie down your tarps well with stretch ties and check them every 100 miles or so, they do like to come undun from the wind.
#8 of 27 Re: ricnaz... [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 14, 2007 (5:31 am)
Thanks for the info. I'll be going with trailer brakes as th trailer I will be towing tips the scale 1700#. We'll see how it goes.
Jun 16, 2007 (11:53 am)
yeah, definitely go with trailer brakes!
I hope it all goes well and please do come back here and post your results. Happy motoring!