Last post on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:40 AM
You are in the Kia Sportage
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Kia Sportage, SUV
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.
#26 of 27 Re: New Sportage [dannyd3]
Mar 13, 2010 (6:33 pm)
Everything I've seen says late summer early fall of this year for the new Sportage release in the U.S., don't know if it would be the same for Canada or not.
Here's some interesting stuff from the Korean website on the new Sportage.
#27 of 27 Re: New Sportage [dannyd3]
Mar 18, 2010 (9:40 am)
I have no idea, but will ask my sister how work for KIA.