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I'm on my second Sportage, both with the 2.0 litre engine, I think they are great. I'll state the obvious first, do not expect good mpg, you will be disappointed. My overall average is around 35 mpg.
The seven year warranty is detailed on the Kia web site. As long as you have a full service history, preferably from Kia workshops it will still be valid. If the servicing has been done independantly you will need detailed receipts. Kia insist on own make parts, and lubricants etc. must be to their specification.
Things to look out for, noisy steering, a groaning sound when turning, usually present when it is cold. Notchy, lumpy feel to the steering (with Lane Keep Assist off). Both have dealer fixes which are done under warranty. Clutch vibration when cold or damp. All these have been detailed on this forum, use the search box at the top to find out more.
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No the noisy steering is an issue with the tops of the suspension struts. The notchy steering is apparently fixed by some magic grease. I've only experienced the noise issue on my previous car and dealer sorted that as soon as the fix was identified. I have no experience of the auto box, again a search of the forum may enlighten you.
 
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Yes, the Lane Keep Assist can be switched off on the 2017 models. As I recall there are are three options on the Lane Keep Assist System.
1) Lane Keep Assist Warning - gives a beep if you cross a white line or lane markings.
2) Lane Keep Assist Standard - will only interfere if the system predicts you are about to cross a white marking/line.
3) Lane Keep Assist Active - actively tries to keep the car between the white markings
4) Off
As I recall you can set the LKA as Warning/Standard/Active, but then switch LKAS off. By doing this if you press the LKAS button it switches on your preferred mode (but don't quote me on that ;))
I hope you enjoy your new car.
 
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Bit of a shock when I changed the car insurance on line just now. 30% more to insure the Sportage. Not a lot of money in reality, just strikes me as strange that it costs more to insure a 2 litre diesel Kia than a 2 litre petrol Skoda.

Both cars pretty much the same age and value, but the Skoda is a fair bit quicker (less that 6 secs to 60, limited to 155mph). It's also 7 insurance groups higher.

I guess they are just charging more because they can. I only renewed the policy a month ago, so no point in cancelling and getting a fresh policy.


Can anyone confirm that the 2017 2 litre diesel doesn't take adblue? I couldn't see a filler cap, and the salesman didn't know.
I swapped from a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0, which was a seriously quick car, to my previous Sportage KX-2 and the insurance was the same. Last year when I changed cars it dropped, no idea why.
You are right, there is no Adblue on your car.
 

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If you think about the majority of people who walk into a car dealership don't care if the car has Adblue or has a DPF/GPF, sad but true. They will be buying a car based on how it looks and feels when they sit in it, what 'toys' it has and whether they can get the pram/dog/mother in law in the boot. They may ask what the mpg is and be impressed by the salesman's brochure quoted figure's and believe them. They will finally be persuaded by the lovely lease hire numbers that are way cheaper than expected - deal done.
Then a few weeks into car ownership they discover the mpg is not what they were told, or the DPF/GPF warning light is on, or the stop/start doesn't work. They do a Google, find forums like this, get the answer to their problem and disappear into the ether again.
The same goes for most salesmen, whatever the product (you try asking a Currys salesman if the laptop memory is expandable).
It's simply the way people are. It's only us idiots that care enough to do our research, look through all the shiny crap and find the car we want. It's only us idiots that like to learn about our cars and share that knowledge with other like minded people, and occasionally be of help to others. And some of us idiots will even want to get under the bonnet at fix things for ourselves (not for me). Thank goodness for us idiots. :):)

PS I am not knocking anyone, or aiming this at any one person, I am just saying it as I see it, please don't be offended.
 
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