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I've got a problem, my Kia Sportage highway mileage is down to 18 MPG (~13 L/100Km) [-that is highway only!, FWD, 4 cylinder engine, ~70 miles per hour, it was in the wintertime (~25F, -4C) ~250 mile trip, but that is well below the 31 MPG I am supposed to get]. Is that a computer problem, fuel injector or what? anyone know?

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Considering buying a 2011 Sportage LX... Those of you who have one, do you regret buying it? If not, what would you have bought instead?

I've read about some steering issues, so I'm a little nervous...

I'm also considering a 2011 Hyundai Tucson and a used 2010 Nissan Rogue...

Thoughts???
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Considering buying a 2011 Sportage LX... Those of you who have one, do you regret buying it? If not, what would you have bought instead?

I've read about some steering issues, so I'm a little nervous...

I'm also considering a 2011 Hyundai Tucson and a used 2010 Nissan Rogue...

Thoughts???
I own a 2011 LX my steering is just fine. I would like a little softer ride other than that it a nice vehicle.
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2011 AWD LX bought in Apr and the steering is horrible. Kia needs a recall to fix this issue. The car will not maintain a straight line without constant corrections. The corrections require an uncomfortable amount of effort. Over time is gets tiring.
I’m not the only one complaining about this issue. It is unacceptable and I’m going to push my dealer and kia to fix this issue. Other than that it's a great car.
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2011 AWD LX bought in Apr and the steering is horrible. Kia needs a recall to fix this issue. The car will not maintain a straight line without constant corrections. The corrections require an uncomfortable amount of effort. Over time is gets tiring.
Iím not the only one complaining about this issue. It is unacceptable and Iím going to push my dealer and kia to fix this issue. Other than that it's a great car.
I don't know if this would help but it can't hurt. If your issue exist on a wide scale you should report this to the NTSB you can go on line and file a complaint, if enough people do that they will investigate the cause and a recall will be issued.
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the new sportage has come out great with awesome enhanced fuel economy.


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2011 Sportage SX FWD with over 2000 miles now. This is my first review of my new car and I can be very detailed with what I think. I also drove an AWD for over 1000 miles but turned it in (due to long story)...The AWD was a little swimmy on the highway. It did not track as true as I like and required at least one hand on the wheel at all times. I am very pleased with my FWD. The turbo is very strong, but recommend leaving the the "ECO" drive off if you don't care too much about your MPG. The ECO setting seems to delay the turbo increasing the already present turbo lag. The SX really doesn't like city/traffic. On the highway, you should be able to easily get 27-29 MPG at 65-70 mph, but add traffic to that or any stop and go, and the gas drains like there is a hole in the tank.

I have the premium package with Nav. The leather is nice and the air cooled driver's seat is a very neat feature. Seats could use a little more bolster in hard cornering. The Navigation is nice, but not a Garmin or TomTom...it misses a few features that I was used to having with my Garmin. Sirius traffic is nice and I will most likely keep that after my free subscription is up.

The car does have a few blind spots that I am getting used to, but the options are all nice...I paid $29,750 for mine and that was with about $1000 in neg equity on my trade. I'm hoping that the "tuners" start developing some mods quick...I think there is probably a ton that you could do with this car. I want to put a free flow exhaust and cold air intake on ASAP as well as an upper brace and hopefully lower track bar. There is a lot of torque steer, but that's to be expected from a 256hp FWD vehicle. It has a little body roll and just a tad bit of oversteer. Off the top of my head, this is all that I can think of saying, but can answer any specific questions you may have....
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Tuscon and Sportage are the same car...Hyundai bought Kia in 2005
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As you will see a new sub-forum has been added to cover the upcoming MY 2011 Sportage, please use that subforum for any new threads you may want to start about the 2011 Sportage. Thanks.
Hi Pulsar 86, from reading various posts you seem to have your finger on the pulse with these Kia's. We put a deposit on 2.4 ltr mineral silver platinum sportage at the end of June and were advised a delivery date of approx mid October. Although I am like a kid on Christmas eve regarding this car, the anticipation is killing me, my question is if these cars are so pupular where rare they all. I live on the Central Coast of NSW and work in Sydney, I have seen a few Sorrento's but only one or possibly two what look like base model sportages around the coast and in Sydney. The law of averages must state that if these are that popular then there should be more out there so is anyone getting their vehicles? Any advice from you or other forum members to quell an anxiety that I have never had with another vehicle purchase would be appreciated.
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Hi Pulsar 86, from reading various posts you seem to have your finger on the pulse with these Kia's. We put a deposit on 2.4 ltr mineral silver platinum sportage at the end of June and were advised a delivery date of approx mid October. Although I am like a kid on Christmas eve regarding this car, the anticipation is killing me, my question is if these cars are so pupular where rare they all. I live on the Central Coast of NSW and work in Sydney, I have seen a few Sorrento's but only one or possibly two what look like base model sportages around the coast and in Sydney. The law of averages must state that if these are that popular then there should be more out there so is anyone getting their vehicles? Any advice from you or other forum members to quell an anxiety that I have never had with another vehicle purchase would be appreciated.
Pulsar86 sure did have his finger on the pulse, but sadly he has passed on and is sorely missed.

I'm sure that others will be around to respond to your post.

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