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Jerry, Master Mechanic
Category: Kia
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Experience:  ASE Master certified, 30 years experience. Auto troubleshooting, electrical , ABS, SRS, EFI system
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I have an opportunity to buy a 2002 kia sportage,106k

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I have an opportunity to buy a 2002 kia sportage,106k mileage, $1500. I have heard multiple problems with gas smell, corrosion, problems with gas tank, 4wd. Is this vehicle worth purchasing or a piece of junk in your opinion?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Jerry replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I will be happy to assist you today.


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There was a recall on a lot of them for the fuel leaking from the fuel tanks. If that has been done there should be no other problems with it. I think if it runs good and the trans shifts good, (brakes and tires good of course) that is a pretty good price for the 4WD Sportage.


You also want to see if the timing belt has been done on it.



Expert:  Jerry replied 2 years ago.

I can get the bulletin for it and put it in a PDF file, (it is rather large) and send it to your email address for a little bit more.


You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the private section so that I can see it. I do not have access to your email address, Thanks