This is our third sportage!! yeah… see this speaks for itself how reliable this car is…first we bought the 95 version and sold it away in 2000 to buy a newer version. Last year my wife demanded she needed a Sportage of her own…and bingo! We’ve got 2 sportages at our place now. We’ve got the Sportage 2004 2005. Majority of ppl complain that their sportage is slow and sluggish but I dun’t think so. The new version also has a theft deterrent system…this is a unique addition and we feel quite safe with it.