2002 Kia Sportage Reviews and Owner Comments

2002 Kia Sportage owners review and rate their 2002 Kia Sportage.

2002 Kia Sportage (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
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Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
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The outside of our Kia has gotten pretty beaten up over the years but the car has made it to 192,000 miles and it's still running. My husband and I do all the repairs at home and it makes new noises everytime we start it but we drive it 60 miles a day 3 or 4 days a week and it keeps on chugging. If we did all the services that you are supposed to do on them it would probably be in excellent condition. The repairs are a bit difficult sometimes but so far we haven't come across anything that we can't figure out between the two of us. The only major things we've had to do to it are replacing the alternator and the radiator. The alternator took about an hour and the radiator took a few hours because the new one was built differently than the original. The only odd problem it's had is the gas overflows while we try to fill it unless we fill it really really slowly. I've heard a few ideas on what causes that but we haven't gone in to fix it yet. Overall I like the car but really wish it were an automatic. Long drives make my knees hurt from shifting gears.
My brother got it at 75000 mi. good commuter car,poor mileage 20mpg.I took it at 104000 mi. At 117546 mi. The crank sheared off at the timing belt pully! Had to get a new engine $1,250.00-salvage yard. $1,000.00 to install.