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#110 of 149 This is exactly what I don't like about this forum
Oct 16, 2010 (5:29 am)
Every time I post a message looking for feedback, it takes days, or sometimes even weeks before I get any, if I get any at all. It's almost as if when I post a message in a topic, everyone immdediately loses interest in that topic and stops posting. I don't get it.
#111 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [bottgers]
Oct 16, 2010 (9:01 am)
don't be so impatient you only posted the question a day ago, maybe you should have started a new thread instead of posting under this more general one. There is more active forums than this one, I've never found CarSpace to be the most active on any subject due to its poor design and setup - it needs a major overhaul. I belong to another that has constent activity which I use a lot.
To answer your question, I've never owned a Japenese vehicle, so I can't compare, but after nearly 3 years ownership of my Rondo I can't fault the build quality (still tight and rattle free as the day I bought it) and what little I've had in problems have been promptly been taken care of under warranty. Maybe that's why they offer a longer warranty than Toyota or Honda to take some of that worry away. All I can say is that I would not hestitate to buy another Kia providing it meets my requirements at the time.
I find that a lot of it is a "mind-set", due to Kia's so-so reputation in the past, but they have made dramatic changes over the last few years. You could get a bad one no matter the manufacturer, go read some of the Honda and Toyota forums to get an idea.
#112 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [conwelpic]
Oct 16, 2010 (3:20 pm)
I don't think I'm being impatient at all. I started a topic in another forum just this morning and there are already 2 pages of comments. This forum is basically dead compared to others. Edmunds is a good place to go to check prices, read vehicle reviews, look at vehicle options, etc., but the forums are very inactive.
#113 of 149 Re: This is exactly what I don't like about this forum [bottgers]
Oct 16, 2010 (3:31 pm)
glad you agree, that's what I said the Edmunds CarSpace forum needs a major overhaul - its not user friendly and consequently not very active.
For example the Soul forum on Edmunds, 9 threads the one I normally use 234. The 2011 Sportage on Edmunds 1 thread, my other forum 99 just on the new model alone. - come on CarSpace wake up!
#114 of 149 2011 sportage, engine misfires
Nov 01, 2010 (7:20 am)
less than 300 miles on it and 2 times engine has misfired! No part available at this time intake on backorder:( Still sitting in shop starting on week 2 now!
#115 of 149 2011 Sportage v. Sorento v. 5door Forte
Nov 06, 2010 (9:48 am)
I have looked at Sportages for a number of years. Last year I rented one while in Florida and was horribly disappointed. Probably a 2009 Model... it had awful headrests that I could never get adjusted and a very discouraging 6-18 mpg. Now that the 2011's are out I need some info regarding mpg and general impressions. The first 2011 Sportage I saw had 3 headrests across the rear seating and blocked much of the rear visibility. Any chance that center headrest can be removed? Also what can I really expect for mpg? I do very little city driving. Will there be a huge difference in gas mpg if I moved up to the Sorento instead. There was a time I trusted window sticker MPG's but not any more. Currently driving a Vibe that gets 30+mpg and really do not want to compromise more than 2 or 3 mpg. I have considered the 5 door Forte but from what I have read they are very small! But I have not seen a 5 door Forte in person yet.
Also I agree with the rather low number of responses for the Kia threads here on Edmunds. Does anyone have a suggestion for a more active thread elsewhere?
#116 of 149 Re: 2011 Sportage v. Sorento v. 5door Forte [CapeCod]
Nov 06, 2010 (5:59 pm)
I have my 2011 sportage fixed now it was a whole new intake manifold, seems to be fine now but only have 500 miles on it, lots of room in front and back, yes the back seating area is great. The mpg is going up but will have to break in motor before true mpg can be established 22 city driving now. I had a forte 4 door for a loaner and it was ok but I noticed a few oil drips in garage after I turned it in, 17000 miles on it( whats that about) and it was noisey inside on rough roads. seemed to be a fuel sipper though driving it a week. The new sportage seems a little stiff at first but you get the feel after a while. Watch out there is just more than mine out there getting new inakes! To early to tell till more posts come in! If you need more info. be glad to answer
#118 of 149 Re: 2011 Sportage v. Sorento v. 5door Forte [regy65]
Nov 07, 2010 (6:38 pm)
New Intake manifold? Same design or is there an update to the design?
Do you find the the front seats comfortable? Like I said the Florida rental nearly ruined me for even looking at a Sportage. Hopefully 2011's are an improvement. Overall from what I see on the road Hyundais and Kia are developing quite a following.
22 city probably means 25 or so for the highway... a bit lower than I had hoped. Locally a Sportage is priced the same as a Sorento. Only a few $100 dollars difference.
#119 of 149 Re: 2011 Sportage v. Sorento v. 5door Forte [conwelpic]
Nov 07, 2010 (6:51 pm)
Thanks for the tip... "conwelpic"
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Right now my attention span is about 15 seconds...
before I am off to a new topic....