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    kia sportage

    Ive just picked my new car. Its a 05 4wd sportage diesel. Any other sportage owners know of any niggles etc it can pick up? And what sort of mpg do you get? Its done 70k 2 owners and full service history, Im not sure if its timing belts been done so thats something Ill need to look into.


    Nutty
    Last edited by nuttyspaniel; 07-01-2013 at 17:44.

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    Hope it goes well for you , a cattle dealer I know has one and it has its niggles , but its on 140,000 and what doesn't ?! Don't take it offroad tho , I've seen that thing get stuck in a cowshit

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    Think they are ok for slightly off road but I wouldn't venture into anything remotely risky ,if you are thinking of doing that at least make sure you have very good all terrain or mud tyres fitted......best of luck with the new car anyway.
    Enjoy yourself ........it's later than you think !!

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    Cheers it wont be off-road just forestry tracks.

    Nutty

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    I took one of road a chap from the middlands it was as good as all the other x overs mate .Make sure its got good boots on and you will be fine. I did take the new sportage for a real test drive over the shooting ranges up our way and i really put it through its paces the salesman was shiitting him self. But the wife who also uses the car wanted a New shape RAV4
    Best of luck i hate cars

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    I had an older version, I think it was a 1998 Model but it did all I asked of it and it would of done more if it'd had more aggressive boots on it. Had it for 4 years from 3rd hand and for me , no niggles. It was petrol though and did about 23mph round the lanes. Good car and I think the newer models are bigger and roomier.
    Good luck with it

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    Not sure which year but they have a known fault with the gears very expensive to put right unless its under warranty from a dealer they drop out of gear or get stuck in low gear and you cant shift it, like i say if its under warranty it wont matter my mate was quoted 2000 so he got rid

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    Nutty , I was a passenger in one when we were duck shooting . Very impressed with its off road capabilty and the one i was in had road tyres on !


    Chill

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    Not sure which year but they have a known fault with the gears very expensive to put right unless its under warranty from a dealer they drop out of gear or get stuck in low gear and you cant shift it, like i say if its under warranty it wont matter my mate was quoted 2000 so he got rid

    Just tried googling gear faults and didnt get too many hits, hopefully its a very limited problem...

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    Just tried getting hold of my mate to find out more details no reply as yet ! i know he was very happy with the car until this fault occurred it was covered under the kia warranty but the last dealer had failed to stamp his book at the last service so they would not do the repair.

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