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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Kia Amanti Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Kia Amanti

  • Kia's first large sedan could prove appealing to value-minded shoppers who don't mind its odd proportions.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Class-leading amenities, spacious interior, unique exterior styling.

  • Cons

    Some may find the exterior styling odd, 195 horsepower is not much in this class.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Amanti is an all-new full-size sedan from Kia geared to compete head-on with the likes of Toyota's Avalon and the Buick LeSabre.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love my amanti

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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.




After inspection

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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. Cost $104.00. 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.



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First day

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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.




I love it

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Wanted a Lincoln LS but after seeing this car (actually my friend T.Y. saw it 1st & pointed it out) and test driving it, I was sold. Bought it used 1-owner who took excellent care of it. I like my 1998 Mercury Sable GS better as far as smooth riding but not complaining about it. I constantly receive compliments on it from young & old.




Air bag problem!

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I love my car but have had several problems with the "AIR BAG" light coming on. It has been in the shop 4 times for this with the last time last week. They said it was due to my low battery but that yet it isn't even a year old. Well, the airbag light came on again yesterday. Very frustrating! Not too happy with service here in El Paso but cannot do much since they are the only KIA dealer. Don't want to trade it in since it is paid off and I really love my car. Has anyone else had problems with the AIRBAG light?




My lady pearl

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Vehicle: 2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Luv this car, I traded my 1999 Bruick Regal for her. She has give me only one problem, the tires. She rides comfortable around the city, I am about to make 2 road trips this summer. It is the only car I have owned that I have not yet have to put in the shop for any mechanical problems.



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Full 2004 Kia Amanti Review

What's New for 2004

The Amanti is an all-new full-size sedan from Kia geared to compete head-on with the likes of Toyota's Avalon and the Buick LeSabre.

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Talk About The 2004 Amanti

2004 Kia Amanti Discussions See all Started By

freddy10
freddy10
07-27-2009
I have a 2004 kia amanti that loses power when it gets hot out or after driving 30 miles and the car gets hot. It is extremely dangerous and I have brought it to the dealer several times and they keep...


idfored
idfored
10-27-2004
See message #346 to #350 above for price. I saw an ad of Amanti 2004 a couple of week ago. It was about $20000 for "One at the price" deal...


spectraman
spectraman
09-07-2004
The dealer provided me with an employee driving an Amanti who took me back to my home so that I could use one of my other vehicles to continue on to work. They also washed my car and gave me a compli...



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