by nontrad on Jul 19, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Kia Sephia
This car has been in my family 1994 and
has averaged over 20000 rough miles a
year and has traveled from coast to
coast. It now has close to 210,000
miles and has never had a major engine
or transmission problem. It's not the
nicest, trendiest, or most comfortable
car but it's held its own over the
years. I would give a new Hyundai or
Kia a try especially with their new
warranties. Don't assume that they're
cheaply built cars.
In January 1999, I bought a used 1994
Kia Sephia RS. Single owner, 89,000
miles on it. I have had the brakes
done, regular oil changes & tune ups, a
new battery. Some minor tweaking of
the timing & general maintenance
(headlights etc). But, other than that
I have had NO PROBLEMS with it. It
always starts & gets great gas mileage.
This is the best car for it's value
that I have ever had.
Oh no, another Korean manufacturer trying to break into the American market. But wait, this one is actually worth considering; a lot of help from Mazda and Ford mean that this little upstart is actually making fairly reliable little cars. The Sephia has plenty of Mazda parts and Kia has a long history of building durable, cheap cars.
I bought a Sephia in 1995. After I had it a couple of years, the check engine light came on. I took it in and they turned it off. A few months later it came back on. I took it back in and they turned ...
I also notice Kia is keeping the practice of naming 2 different cars in the same year. In 1995, I bought a 1995.5 Sephia. The difference between an early 1995 and mine was I had dual air bags and a co...