by Curgeo82 on Mar 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan
My family was the 12th people to own one in Houston. I learned to drive (stick) on our Kia Sephia. It was basic with nothing (RS) and at 100,000 miles we replaced the tranny, and timing belt, and ball bearings. After 4 1/2 years we still average 48mpg hwy and 39 city with 175,000 miles on it. And trust me, being 16 and stupid, I put that car to the test. I love Kia, and now I'm 22 and I am determined to buy the new Spectra as soon as i get a job. Kia made a customer of me for life thanks to that Sephia.
by collegestudent on Aug 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan
This was my first car. It got me around town with
no problems and i bought it used.
However, i have been in two very minor accienrts
with it- a tire that rolled off another car hit the
front from of my car. I also barely tapped the back
of a jeep at less than 10 mph n another accident.
DONT HIT THE CAR! The first accident left me with
the whole right side messed up (undrivable) and
lots of money to fix. THe horn still doesnt work.
The second totalled my car- radiator was ripped
apart, whole front messed up, hood popped upo
and broke my windshield... and the jeep had no
only a nick on its plastic wheel cover! UNSAFE
by whiterook on Jan 13, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan (1995.5)
I bought it new when I first got
married. The wife played bumper cars
with half a dozen people and did a 360
flip in the air off of the highway. The
others did not fair so well but the Kia
is indistructable. I had to replace the
alternater when I baught the car and the
timing belt and water pump at the
hundred thousand mile mark. But, since
I can sell my lawn mower for more used
I'll drive it until drops. Which is
looking like an easy 20 years.
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.