Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Hero We Need: 1997 Kia Sportage

We all love a good surprise because surprise is a fantastic emotion...that's why surprise parties are more popular than anxiety parties.  Imagine my surprise when I'd discovered that somebody made a Kia Sportage into something cool...awesome...and just a bit exciting.  ANXIETY...I mean SURPRISE!!  Find this 1997 Kia Sportage 4X4 offered for $4000 in Petaluma, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:
Selling my 1997 Kia Sportage
everything works.
Clean title 
Pink slip in hand 
2018 July tags 
Ac/ heat 
Power mirrors 
Power locks 
All glass is good 
Defroster rear window 
154,000mi 4cyl on original motor 
2.0L DOHC 
Manual transmission 5 speed works great. Has 4-Hi and 4-low with upgraded new manual locking hubs
smog tested good 
Has full stock exhaust with new cat 

5" lift kit 
3 link rear suspension 
5 MT Tires 98% tread life
synthetic motor oil 10-30
Led headlight bulbs
Led Amber light for dust/fog light 
New roof cargo rack with four 7" Led round lights. 
New Roof Rack 30"x64"
Real working snorkel/ram air intake at highway speeds. 
Drop in K&N air filter. 
Starts right up and runs like a champ. 

No joy rides 
No tire kickers 
$4,000 obo text only please 
No email! 

Will Trade for running CA plated supermoto or truck

See a better way to make a Kia exciting?


  1. C'mon dude! Throw out the trash and clean the pooch marks off the windows before you take your sale pics!
    Buying a car from someone without the brains or energy to do that would induce anxiety.

  2. Lifting is the new lowering?

    I am seriously considering lifting my manual X5
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  3. Surprise!
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  4. Early Kia Sportages and Geo Trackers are two little SUVs that are a lot more competent starting points for a rock crawler than most people give them credit for.


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