how reliable is an08 kia sportage with a 5 speed manual tranny? and what know problems do they have
You are asking about a 11 year old used vehicle so it is impossible for anyone to say how reliable it is. That is why when these questions are asked here the answer is always the same.
Pay a mechanic about 100.00 to 125.00 dollars to inspect the vehicle. And who knows , maybe what ever problems that model had may have been retified by now.
ANY 11 year old car will not be very reliable. Kia or not. Condition is everything. Any car you might wish to buy, pay a mechanic to give it a good look before you buy it.