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Thinking of buying this car. What is the opion?

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Law wrote:

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Law,
This might be a good place to look. Sign in and SEARCH first, ask questions later.
http://www.hondasuv.com/stg/groupcp.php?g 97&sid899f01c82ea1f3df0ddb191cefb422
'Curly'
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We own two 2003's and have had very good luck.
We recently considered another one for our son but decided on a Kia Sportage. It's a whole lot more vehicle for the money.

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Anonamous wrote:

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TIME will tell. Hondas hold their value a long time . . Will a KIA ?
'Curly'
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'Curly Q. Links' wrote:

A more important question would be:
Will a Kia hold up at all for a long time?
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And how safe if the Kia compared to the CRV?

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You guys are funny, but right. It amazes me how many people base their vehicle purchasing on price alone. There's no real thought on resale or much else. Who the hell in their right mind is going to compare a Honda CRV to a Kia Sportage?

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No offense but you have a lot to learn about the Sportage.
As I said in my earlier post, we own two CRV's.
I used to think the way you do.....
The Sportage is very similar except better. Here's why.
The interior is much nicer. The seats are much
nicer especially the material. The back seats
recline much farther than the CRV's. The Sportage
has far more cup holders and they are not in the
arm rests. (There is actually over an inch more
room for back seat passengers.)
The lighting is MUCH better. There are entry lights
on the doors and the rear lighting is farther back
so it doesn't distract the driver.
The doors shut much nicer. The vehicle is so much
quieter you won't believe it. I thought road and
wind noise was the price you paid for a lighter more
economical vehicle. The Sportage has virtually no
road and wind noise and I get 1-2 miles per gallon
better than our Hondas.
The arm rest in the Sportage is very clever adjusting
to different heights and providing storage to boot.
(Way better than the CRV.)
The Sportage gas fill flap release is conveniently
placed right next to the drivers seat. I'd like to
give the yo-yo that put the CRV release lever down
under the dash a piece of my mind. The Sportage
emergency brake lever is also more convenient.
I really like the 16" 60 series tires and alloy wheels
which is probably why the vehicle is so much quieter
and smoother.
When we bought our CRV's, I liked the storage well
under the back deck. The Sportage has a better one
with dividers.
The power and security systems are better. The Sportage
windows operate after turning the motor off until you
open a door which is really convenient. Many other
cars do but the CRV doesn't. The doors will lock
after shutting them even if they are open when you
press lock. The Honda's won't. The Sportage will
re-lock itself if you don't open a door in a minute
or so. (Again, other cars have this but Honda doesn't).
The Sportage has 6 airbags standard, not two or four.
The Sportage has a nifty trip computer not offered
by Honda. It's MPG and Range displays are right on.
The radio is far better better.
On top of that. The oil drain doesn't sit over the
exhaust which has caused fires on CRV's. I also like
the fact that I don't have to buy special oil and
filters.
Oh yes. The Sportage V6 is 15 hp more than the CRV
4 cylinder. It gets better mileage with more power.
The towing capacity is also higher.
The warranty is 3 times better....
Don't take my word for it go drive one!

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Anonamous wrote:

Reality check: Those FEW CR-V fires were caused by improper changing of the oil filter. The filter gasket was not changed when it should have been.

And you're going to need it.

No thanks. I don't care how long a warranty lasts and what it covers. The CR-V is much less likely to break down than a Kia, and that's all that matters.
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But, people still preferred Japanese made unless you are keeping the vehicle for life and forever no need to change car!.
Even then, keeping for life is impossible other than British . No spare parts later on.

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i dont care how good you may claim the kia is its still a disposable car once it gets older it will only be worth 1/2 the price of a crv of the same age. and wait till it needs to be repaired for something petty and they have to disasemble a whole bunch of stuff just to get to what needs replaced. i'll stick with honda any day. you get what you pay for.
-jeff

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