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Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia

Posted By: Delarey

Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 01:44 PM

I had a nasty experience the other day. I caught 3 crims breaking into my house and when they spotted me they stormed me with picks and axes and tried to ram me with their stolen car. I crashed into the walls trying to escape and they rammed my car in such a way that it was not repairable. Its a 2000 model. I live in a violent country, you know.

I got myself a 2002 model at a reasonable price, stock, except for 195 65 15 tyres!

See the photos of my late and new car. I love the Sporty


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Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 01:48 PM

To bad about the situation that you had. NOw that is a very nice Sportage !!!! I think that you got really lucky in finding that one. All the Sportages that they sold abroad always seem to look better than the ones in the U.S. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />



That one looks like it was kept in "Moth Balls" for about 5 yrs. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Delarey

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 02:27 PM

Thanx Hydra. Ya I was real lucky with my find. It has done 130 k's but is in a beautiful condition with leather interior. I will just fit larger tyres, something like 215 80 15 like my previous car.
Posted By: Adskia

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 03:13 PM

dont get em that nice lookin over in australia either mate........very nice.........love the side bars....
Posted By: Yankee_Tim

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 03:47 PM

Screw the auto, I'm just glad your okay. Cars can be replaced, lives can't.
Posted By: Dave Scott

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 04:15 PM

that in no way looks like it couldn't be repaired. i know there are different laws over there, but, that actually looks pretty simple.

glad you're ok, but seems like a drastic step for a little ding.
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 04:59 PM

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dont get em that nice lookin over in australia either mate........very nice.........love the side bars....



That's what I'm saying! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Lou

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 06:01 PM

Wow: both were/are beautiful. The left tail light on the blue one seems to be intact ! I suppose the right front end had suffered too. ANd..tropical weather are good for cars: no way a 8/6 YO car could look like that in cold Canada with salty roads...
NOw...what is that stylish engine top! Aftermarket custom?
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/23/08 06:06 PM

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Wow: both were/are beautiful. The left tail light on the blue one seems to be intact ! I suppose the right front end had suffered too. ANd..tropical weather are good for cars: no way a 8/6 YO car could look like that in cold Canada with salty roads...
NOw...what is that stylish engine top! Aftermarket custom?



I bet that it is stock!!


And the bar in the front looks exactly like a "Cobra" from Germany.....(Pricy)! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/24/08 04:09 AM

Nice Sportage! That thing is hot!

As for the old one, too bad they didn't let you keep it as well, take the sawzall to it and really go crazy on that one for your trail rig <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Delarey

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/24/08 05:57 AM

Thanx for the sentiments, guys. The car was really damaged badly in the front. The right side hit the opposite wall and the whole steering box assembly broke off. Body parts are a problem and it would have cost more to get it from overseas than what the insurance paid me. You don't get reliable and proper panel beaters anymore. We call these shops panel fitters these days. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Any way, I did not have to pay in too much for my new car. It sometimes is not worth it going thru all the trouble with after care from the panel beater shop.

That nice looking engine is a stock plastic cover like they do with all the new cars these days. The front bar and sidebars are local stuff made of stainless steel.
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/24/08 06:17 AM

I don't know why they added the engine cover, what's the point of it?

My Sporty is an 02 and it originally had the engine cover but the previous owner must have lost it or something because it's missing. Fine with me, one less part to remove when I want to work on it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

But having said that... your Sportage does look really nice! Good find!
Posted By: Lou

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/24/08 12:30 PM

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..My Sporty is an 02

..Missed something here....will read back the threads ..thought you were still searching.....
Posted By: Adskia

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/27/08 11:12 AM

hey delarey.........any chance you could find out where those side bars are made and if they have a web site ........they look ***** hot hey.......... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Cheers ads <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/28/08 01:47 AM

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hey delarey.........any chance you could find out where those side bars are made and if they have a web site ........they look ***** hot hey.......... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Cheers ads <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


yeah but aren't those side bars just 1 more thing to get crunched in if you go offroading? I mean they stick out farther than stock... aren't they just going to get in the way?
Posted By: Delarey

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/28/08 10:20 AM

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hey delarey.........any chance you could find out where those side bars are made and if they have a web site ........they look ***** hot hey.......... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Cheers ads <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Hi there,Adskia
Have a look at this website

www.maxe.co.za

I'm sure you will find something there
Cheers
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: Goodbye Kia, Hello Kia - 01/28/08 03:47 PM

Thanks for the link!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
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