by dkvia on Apr 28, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased my Amanti new in 2004. It now has 169,000 miles on it. It has been a great car. Regular maintance has kept it running perfectly. Putting it in the shop tomorrow for a oil leak & power steering exchange, $600, cheaper than a new car. I WISH Kia was still making this car! Been looking for used Amanti with low mileage to run for another 10 years.
by mdfoster1 on Nov 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Okay, I had the Amanti go through a full used car inspection at the Kia dealership.
Three items needed attention - Left and Right valve cover gaskets need replacing, and the rear main seal needs replacing.
Total cost for repairs by the dealership will be $1010.00.
Do I still love the car - Yes!
The leak must be a very small one because you cannot tell it has a leak by driving it and have not noticed oil leaking.
Will I get it fixed - Yes when income taxes come in next year. Can it wait til then - they said it could as long as I keep an eye on the oil level.
I paid $5000.00 for the car and NADA shows its value a little over $6000.00 so with the repair it will meet value.
by mdfoster1 on Oct 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased a Used 2004 Kia Amanti in Oct 2012. I will write reviews at inspection, six months, and after one year of driving.
I test drove 3 2004 Amanti cars.
One with 146000 miles; One with 118000 miles; and One with 155000 miles.
The base model drove like it needed an alignment-had it inspected for $100 by a kia dealership.
Yes, it needed alignment, valve cover gaskets, and timing belt changed.
No I didn't buy it.
The 118000 miles car drove like it was on its last leg-so I didn't get it.
The 155000 mile Amanti drove like it was just coming off the showroom floor.
I drove it home today - 120 miles. So far it is wonderful!
I love the design and comfort of this car.