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#16 of 27 2008 Sportage
Nov 30, 2007 (3:02 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 (9:29 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 (2:27 pm)
Reply deleted..this is a duplicate thread...
#19 of 27 98 kia sportage 4 cyl 4x4
Jun 05, 2009 (4:44 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 (7:39 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 (10:24 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
#22 of 27 2008 Sportage V6 EX 2WD
Mar 02, 2010 (11:06 am)
I have the luxury package with headed seats, black leather & so on. The only real problem is I have a noise over audio system that is present when on the road or in parking sturcure. I have no problem if engine is off. I have family who have KIA's also and they do not have this problem. has anyone had this problem? If you have any ideas let me know.
#23 of 27 Re: 2008 Sportage V6 EX 2WD [tonester5]
Mar 03, 2010 (6:42 am)
Could you provide more detail?
Do you mean that the audio system has an unwanted sound coming from the speakers?
Does the sound persist when the volume is all the way down?
Does the sound get louder if you turn the volume control up?
Describe the sound.
Does the sound change when you increase the speed of the engine?
Any other clues to this problem?
#24 of 27 Re: 2008 Sportage V6 EX 2WD [bornleader]
Mar 03, 2010 (10:38 am)
That's a yes to unwanted sound coming over speakers.
Not sure It does persist when volume is all the way down, will check.
The is louder if volume turned up.
Now there is a crackling sound along with high frequency chirping.
Yes the sound increases , but if I turn off engine radio work fine?
#25 of 27 New Sportage
Mar 13, 2010 (1:02 pm)
Does anyone know when the New Sportage will be available in Canada, I want to compare it with the new Tucson then make my choice.