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Kia Sportage, SUV
#12 of 27 Re: bought a new sportage 2006 EX [mtbikeviki]
Jul 05, 2007 (3:45 pm)
Glad to hear that you're getting satisfaction with the K&N. The CAI is a cold air intake, and it forces more cold air into the engine. The K&N filter does the same thing as a CAI but on a lesser scale. I ran the KIA from the WV/MD area to the Jersey shore at about 80 mph. I avg'd. 24.44 mpg. I too am laughing at the Toyota and Honda owners who are paying thousands more.
#13 of 27 lighter is faster
Jul 29, 2007 (12:27 am)
I got a 2000 kia sportage soft top and fully removed the air condining now she pulls off about 25 city 29 highway. It also makes the front end lose about 25lbs.
#14 of 27 Re: ricnaz... [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I have a 2002 and I pull my harley on a 4X8 utillity trailer fully loaded. have to down shift quite a bit but it pulls.
Nov 22, 2007 (6:15 pm)
the 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4 towed our 4 X 8' utility trailer chock full of furniture and keep-sakes and vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners, rakes and lawn gear, clothes in boxes, pictures (pictures can weigh a lot if you've got a lot of 'em!) and all kinds of stuff of ours up and over several mountain ranges and across the center of the U.S. to Missouri in 2003. Must have weighed about 1,200 lbs. when full. Tarps were a flappin' in the wind and I had to stop and readjust our tie-downs several times. But the little Kia SUV tugged and chugged and made it fine.
Yeah, on the hills I really had to downshift a lot (5-speed manual tranny) to get up the mountain passes. I just took it really easy as my college classes weren't going to be statring for about 2 1/2 months and that was the reason we were moving to Missouri. I must say the little Sportage 4X4 got the job done well for us.
#16 of 27 2008 Sportage
Nov 30, 2007 (4:02 am)
Canada has issue a new catalogue for the 2008 Sportage to see if Kia is getting up to with the competition. The competition has left the Sportage and Tucson miles behind. The only change I have seen is that instead of solid disc in the rear now they offer vented disc on the rear disc. An improvement but enought. I have a Tucson and the car has never complaint, but I do not expect to order a new Tucson because I personally like Xenon lights, controls in the steering wheel, 6- speed shiftable automatic, vented disc front and rear, mirrors with integrated LED turning lights, skid plates (front and rear), ground clearance above 8.0 inches, immobilizer & anti-theft alarm, 18 inches wheels, turning circle lower than 36’, rear seats folding flat, and so on. Nissan has produced the Rouge, Mitsubishi has the Outlander, VW has the Tigua, Mazda has the CX-7, Saturn has the VUE, and so on.
Wake up Kia and Hyundai.
#17 of 27 2001 kia sportage-what is a ecu-etwis?
Mar 18, 2009 (10:29 am)
I have recently had to replace my clutch and after reassembly have not been able to get it to start. Changed all relays, the ecu and still not fuel to engine. Have checked the fuel pump and it runs when bypassing thru link in engine compartment. Found this ecu-etwis under console in front of shifter, but KIA can't tell me anything about it's function. does anyone know?
#18 of 27 Re: 2001 kia sportage-what is a ecu-etwis? [bkirbey]
Mar 20, 2009 (3:27 pm)
Reply deleted..this is a duplicate thread...
#19 of 27 98 kia sportage 4 cyl 4x4
Jun 05, 2009 (5:44 pm)
if anyone can help me please do i dont know whats wrong but when you stop it bogs down when you press the gas it goes to the floor but the car barely moves it takes for ever to get to 25 mpr but once you get going your fine until you have to stop and then you have to start again many new parts including the timing belt please help thanks
#20 of 27 Can anyone...
Jul 01, 2009 (8:39 am)
give me their impressions of the 2009 Kia Sportage with 4cyl. automatic and either 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive? If you can comment, please indicate if you thought the 4 cyl. was adequate to pull a small trailer with passengers. I'm trying to decide on a small crossover that is decent on gas and under $20,000 after tax.
Dec 29, 2009 (11:24 am)
My wife has a 4,300 mile old Forte,and I recently got a '99 Sportage 2 door. I'm pretty impressed with the Forte with the fuel economy package, (haven't had the Sportage long enough,basing my opinions on it from the previous owner's...he's my Dad),in every aspect (price,MPG's performance,comfort,hauling the kids...). The reason I'm mentioning this is,I'm considering buying a new Sportage 4 cylinder next year. I'm not sure about an automatic 4 banger pulling a trailer,but definately go for the 4WD...besides the winter driving aspects,what's the point of an SUV (even a X-over) in a 2WD? We had a '06 Saturn VUE that was only front-wd...liked the MPG's,hated the 2wd SUV thing.
Sorry...back on subject-my opinion (that's all it is) is that you may be better served with the V6 if pulling much weight,and either way,with an automatic,definately keep check on your transmission temps (have a gauge installed),as towing increases strain there tremendously. A manual wouldn't have the same issues,just clutch wear (and leg work,LOL!). Hope this helps