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Today I am due to collect my first Sportage from my local Kia dealership. Excited & nervous I’m going from a little Citroen c3 to this, it only has one previous owner and 19k miles.
I’ve read through some posts on the forum that I need to make sure that it comes with the SD card. Is there anything else I should check/ask before I drive away?
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Is there anything else I should check/ask before I drive away?
Welcome to the forum, 'B.sportage'.

Above all else, you need to check the service record as, while KIA provides a great warranty, unless the service history is impeccable, you may find that you have problems trying to have any necessary repairs performed under that warranty during your ownership.

Specifically, you must check that the service record is up-to-date and that any services that have been performed were within the time or mileage limits laid down in the owner's handbook. If the vehicle has been maintained outside of the KIA dealer network, I'd recommend you find another car!

If, however, the car is a genuine bargain and in compliance with the servicing requirements, you should have no problems with it.

Good luck!
 

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What a day for you, its like a late Xmas... 😁

Basic stuff would be the usual they run through, locking wheel nut key, spare key fob and codes etc. Pay attention to the paintwork and wheels, don't accept it without getting any issues sorted by the seller. It should be a pretty slick process but don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm not saying you'll get the correct answers but it might save some typing on here tomorrow. 😉 Good to have a handbook included in the sale just in case.

One thing I would check is that the service history is fully documented. It should be fine but there are extra hoops to jump through if it's been serviced outside of the kia dealer network. It's just a double check for you as I'm sure the salesman was promoting the balance of the warranty.

Good luck with the handover and the car 👍

Oh and see if you can get the latest nav/audio update if not already done. It's £40 a time after they hand you the keys.
 

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It is not everyones choice but I would ask about a Service Plan, there are savings to be had. You can check out Kia's own Service Plans on their web site, and use it as a comparison. I'd ask if the media/sat nav is up to date.
Agree with both the previous comments. Good luck and I wish you well with the car.
 

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as others have said.... check the service history very carefully. Even if you never need to claim on the 7 year warranty it will dramatically effect future value of this vehicle if it not in order.
also be aware this spec sportage isn’t the most economical (23-33mpg) and every 15 - 20 thousand miles it’ll need new tyres (and they aren’t cheap) obviously depends on the type of driving and driver you are.
 

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Thanks for all the advice, the SD card was in the car along with the locking wheel nut, it has only been serviced & had MOT’s at Kia all up to day.
I feel incredibly happy to have such a wonderful car with lots of great additions.
The only problem I am having it that the boot button on my key doesn’t open my boot?
 

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Glad the pickup went well 👍 Good drive home?
By open the boot, do you mean it's not unlocking? I expected my boot to open from the fob, I was disappointed when I realised the fob button just unlocked the boot only, not actually release the catch or even power open 😕
 

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The only problem I am having it that the boot button on my key doesn’t open my boot?
Does it say 'HOLD' on your fob?.........and did you?

It is an instruction; not a term for the luggage area.😁
 

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Yep I held for about 10 second and nothing happened I was waiting for it to pop open but not after some research I now know it just unlocks it, thanks 😊
 

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The only problem I am having it that the boot button on my key doesn’t open my boot?
As far as I am aware the power tailgate is only a feature on the GT Line S. There will also be a release button on the lower panel , RHS of the steering wheel. I didn't think it was available as a optional extra, but it might have been


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As far as I am aware the power tailgate is only a feature on the GT Line S.
Ah....well that may be the answer then! My car (with 'S' spec) has the power tailgate with the internal release button as you have described. The 'Smart' tailgate self-opening feature is switchable in 'Settings' so unintended opening of the tailgate can be avoided if required.

That leaves me to wonder in the case of the OP, why the car is supplied with a key fob depicting the 'Hold' function. Is it the case then that the 'Smart' function is absent on that model and KIA only produce one model of key fob for all models?

I would have thought that the self-opening 'Smart' (look-no hands!) feature is a different entity from the press-and-hold button on the key fob? If the key fob opens the car doors, I'm rather surprised that it cannot open the tailgate via the 'Hold' button. I'm sure that I have owned cars without any 'no hands' feature but with the ability to open the tailgate from the fob in similar fashion to my Optima. I expect the answer will lie in the description of the tailgate function contained in the owner's handbook - probably preceded by the caveat 'where fitted'. :rolleyes: I'm happy to be educated here by those with similar cars to the OP.:unsure:
 

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Ah....well that may be the answer then! My car (with 'S' spec) has the power tailgate with the internal release button as you have described. The 'Smart' tailgate self-opening feature is switchable in 'Settings' so unintended opening of the tailgate can be avoided if required.

That leaves me to wonder in the case of the OP, why the car is supplied with a key fob depicting the 'Hold' function. Is it the case then that the 'Smart' function is absent on that model and KIA only produce one model of key fob for all models?

I would have thought that the self-opening 'Smart' (look-no hands!) feature is a different entity from the press-and-hold button on the key fob? If the key fob opens the car doors, I'm rather surprised that it cannot open the tailgate via the 'Hold' button. I'm sure that I have owned cars without any 'no hands' feature but with the ability to open the tailgate from the fob in similar fashion to my Optima. I expect the answer will lie in the description of the tailgate function contained in the owner's handbook - probably preceded by the caveat 'where fitted'. :rolleyes: I'm happy to be educated here by those with similar cars to the OP.:unsure:
Page 4-28 of my Owners Manual indicates that pressing the Hold button for >1 second should merely Unlock the tailgate, it makes no mention of actually opening it unless there is a power tailgate fitted.


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Look at the struts on the tailgate to see if it is powered, very different.
 
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Page 4-28 of my Owners Manual indicates that pressing the Hold button for >1 second should merely Unlock the tailgate, it makes no mention of actually opening it unless there is a power tailgate fitted.
Ok, that makes sense then. I have been spoiled after becoming so used to all the automated processes afforded by KIA in their 'S' spec.

Although many of the features present in my car are totally unnecessary, 'Smart' tailgate just one of many, I'm bound to say I'd miss quite a few of them if I bought another car sans those gadgets and gizmos.......and all for £30.00 a year VED! 😁 (y)
 

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B.sportage. I've messaged you with a specification sheet of the 2017 Sportage it should be the same has yours. I hope it's of some help.
Most of it's correct but not all. It say mine doesn't have ISG but it does.
 

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B.sportage. I've messaged you with a specification sheet of the 2017 Sportage it should be the same has yours. I hope it's of some help.
Most of it's correct but not all. It say mine doesn't have ISG but it does.
Unfortunately Kia's specification sheets are as fluid as a bucket of water. Last year the Sportage specs went from version 8 in the January to the current downloadable version 13 in the July. They are, at best, a guide. :):)
 

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What a day for you, its like a late Xmas... 😁

Basic stuff would be the usual they run through, locking wheel nut key, spare key fob and codes etc. Pay attention to the paintwork and wheels, don't accept it without getting any issues sorted by the seller. It should be a pretty slick process but don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm not saying you'll get the correct answers but it might save some typing on here tomorrow. 😉 Good to have a handbook included in the sale just in case.

One thing I would check is that the service history is fully documented. It should be fine but there are extra hoops to jump through if it's been serviced outside of the kia dealer network. It's just a double check for you as I'm sure the salesman was promoting the balance of the warranty.

Good luck with the handover and the car 👍

Oh and see if you can get the latest nav/audio update if not already done. It's £40 a time after they hand you the keys.
Interesting as my dealer does the NAV and software updates for free as part of the annual services. Had it done two weeks ago.
 

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Interesting as my dealer does the NAV and software updates for free as part of the annual services. Had it done two weeks ago.
Don't mention it to them, they may change policy 😁

The official advice from kia is that dealers can charge labour to complete the upgrade. If yours values customer goodwill over the eyes-on time required from a technician, you've found a decent dealer 👍
 

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Don't mention it to them, they may change policy 😁

The official advice from kia is that dealers can charge labour to complete the upgrade. If yours values customer goodwill over the eyes-on time required from a technician, you've found a decent dealer 👍
I've had three services with them since owning the car and they have done the software update every time for free. I'll keep my fingers crossed it continues! 😁
 
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