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Nov 09, 2010 (4:31 pm)
A reporter is interested in talking with a recent and first-time owner of a Kia. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than noon on November 10, 2010, and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle.
#121 of 149 Re: 2011 Sportage v. Sorento v. 5door Forte [CapeCod]
Nov 09, 2010 (8:04 pm)
Yes whole new intake from Korea the one put on my car caused it to misfire brand new! The design is all new and I like the seats but thats my opinion and like I said the back seat is great! I have 17 inch rims so there is a little stiffness to the ride but I live where it snows a bunch and need a 4x4, I owned an 05 Sorento and it was great in the snow in the 4x4 mode only. I went with the sportage with all wheel drive because it also has a feature that lets you lock it in full time 4 wheel but only till you reach I think 25 or 35 mph then it kicks off when your speed reduces under that mph it will kick back into 4x4 mode. I like this option. Or you can just drive it and let the awd kick in when the suv needs it but the power to the rear is less than if you hit the lock option button. Hope this helps.
#123 of 149 2800 miles and what I would like to see from Kia
Dec 23, 2010 (6:51 pm)
head lights that are a little brighter, less stiff suspension and front end suspension noise over rough roads or bumps addressed, Would make my purchase complete. Kia please put this on the table for talks
#124 of 149 Re: 2800 miles and what I would like to see from Kia [regy65]
Dec 24, 2010 (7:15 am)
How about the rear visibility ?
Drove behind a 2011 Sportage yesterday...
The smallness of the rear window...
made be think of an armored car !
Window seemed small and very high up...
Can you actually see what is behind you?
#126 of 149 Why I bought a 2011 Sportage
Jan 18, 2011 (8:05 am)
just bought my daughter a 2011 Sportage LX AWD. I needed AWD because she lives in the New England area. It was difficult finding an LX AWD (here in Florida for obvious reasons) but the dealer found one on the west coast (of Fla) with just an upgraded mirror and floor mats - exactly what I was looking for. The only AWD's most dealers in my area had were loaded EX models (and substantial higher prices). Also the EX models came with 18" tires that while cool looking cost an arm and a leg to replace. What sold me on the Sportage was 1) great warranty 2) reliability ratings 3) value for the price and 4) safety (curtain airbags all around; ESC). And the redesign makes it a sharp looking vehicle in my opinion. This was a replacement vehicle for another AWD vehicle that was totaled (by my daughter's friend - a story for another day). The cost wasn't that much more than a used Rogue, Rav4 or CRV.
#127 of 149 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Feb 21, 2011 (12:42 pm)
I am a first time buyer interested in gathering some information for a 2011 Kia Sportage.
1. What oil filter number fits my car?
2. What is the pounds per square inch to tighten the brake caliper bolts?
#128 of 149 Re: press request [rk_data]
Feb 26, 2011 (8:37 am)
odd request, but you can find out full details on the Sportage and you can also download an owners manual
Feb 26, 2011 (9:21 am)
Anybody have any idea as to when the turbo is going to be in dealers and specs ie. HP/torque and MPG?