Kia Sephia Research & Reviews

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124 Total Reviews

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  • Pretty Good Car! - 2000 Kia Sephia
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    Even though this Kia Sephia isnt a Mitsubishi Eclipse or something off the Fast and Furious, it is overall a GREAT vehicle, and will get me where I need to go. I plan on putting an aluminum wing on it and making it look very nice. Just a few little things mess up every once in a while, but since i have had it for a year, the only problem i have had on it is the coils (spark plug coils) go out, and it was only a 200.00 fix, and it runs better than it has - i believe that is the way it came from the dealership, but other than that it is a great car, and recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it.

  • Worst car ever - 2001 Kia Sephia
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    I got this car brand new for around $11k. I have had to replace the starter twice in the 10 yrs I've had it. It also KILLS brakes. I've had to have the rear brakes completely redone twice. The front brakes always squeek. The EBrake needs constant adjusting and interferes with the function of the rear brakes. The door handle drive side busted off after I tried to get out when it was freezing outside. The door won't shut when it's freezing out even after running the defrost for 20 mins. It's extremely thin body allows a ton of air and road noise, especially on the freeway.. it is really scary driving at high speeds. It doesn't handle very well and constantly needs alignment.

  • I think I like it - 2000 Kia Sephia
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    I mostly like the car, it has some parts and accessories that seem very cheap to me. It is good on gas. Every time I am near time for an oil change, I run through oil a lot. The brakes seem to squeak all the time especially when it rains. I even put new brakes on and it still squeaks, sometimes very loudly. When I first got the car it needed a new blower motor. I had the dealer put in one and there was a problem with it making a lot of noise. They replaced it two more times. Now it's been a year and I have to replace the blower motor again.

  • Practical and reliable - 2001 Kia Sephia
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    I purchased this vehicle because of its warranty after being talked-down-to by several used car dealers. It gets over 32 mpg, has lots of pick up and speed. The lumbar support helps my bad back where my former car, a Sable, left me uncofortable after a couple of hours. It has never needed a repair, and fills every need I currently have, including heavy mountain driving and coping with high gas prices. The only two down-sides I can think of are: the body seems to dent easily and it loses some power when the AC is on. Overall, it's a great vehicle for the price and practical as well as comfortable and nicely designed.

  • kia can not be beat - 2000 Kia Sephia
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    this is the second Kia I have owned and I would never switch to anything else. The Sopia is roomy,stylish,fun to drive,holds the road,easy on gas,runs fast and takes mountains nicely there just great I have owned and driven many cars and none of the others have anything on the Kia.and they are affordable as well as has a great company warranty

  • Sloppy - 2001 Kia Sephia
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    Ok, I know it's not a Honda, but when I had to borrow my friend's Integra, and got back in my Kia, all I could think was "sloppy." The shifter, the brakes, you name it, sloppy. It has never failed me, even with 163k miles. I still love the sag-proof roofliner. Some people have problems with the dash buckling, I haven't seen it yet. Oh, and I was wrong in my other review about the Mazda engine/Getrag designed tranny, that was '98 and previous Sephias. I certainly would not recommend this car to a friend just because it's slow AND gets bad mileage. I average 23mpg city/hwy. Highway only is 33mpg. Also, this car will scare you if you go over 80mph. It acts like it's in a hurricane.

  • 2001 Kia Sephia - 2001 Kia Sephia
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    I love this car. I originally bought a 1998 m type sephia and it was crap, always in the shop. But because I couldn't afford anything else, I decided to give Kia a second try. I bought an 01 Sephia LS with 10 miles and still drive it today with over 93K miles! This car has never let me stranded and always starts in the morning. I plan to keep this car forever! I'm really happy to drive it everday!

  • Great Value - 2001 Kia Sephia
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    My father purchased the vehicle new, then gave it me Jan. of '05. He's never had any major problems with it and neither have I. In fact, with 157k miles on it, the original clutch holds strong, and the vehicle runs like a champ. For some strange reason, the windows will ALWAYS be foggy / dewy in the mornings even when other cars aren't. It has seen 3 rather expensive starters. There is no aftermarket (generic) for most parts so expect to go to the dealer for everything. The sheetmetal is thin and easily dented but that gives it the performance. Mazda Protege engine, Getrag designed tranny, not a bad setup. Don't buy a new Kia unless you plan to drive it forever, they are worthless for resale.

  • Never again! - 2000 Kia Sephia
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    I bought my Kia less than a year ago. I cannot even remember all of the times I have had to take it to be fixed. I have replaced the timing belt, fan motor, front tires etc. etc. I also had problems with the doors not opening and sometimes not closing in the winter. I was told it could be fixed for about $314. I would never buy a Kia again. I remember the old Kia adds that boasted that Kia's would last for 200,000 miles. I cannot believe that mine will last for 150,000. Next time I will buy American!

  • BUY A HYUNDAI - 2000 Kia Sephia
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    I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WHTH MY AIRBAG SYSTEM SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR. THE DEALER NEVER FIXED THE PROBLEM IN THE THREE YEARS THAT I HAVE OWNED THE CAR THE MOLDING FROM THE FRONT WINDSHIELD STARTED COMING OFF. ON THE POSITIVE SIDE THE EXTRIOR DESIGN IS GOOD

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