by Driven 25,000km,148K on Jan 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan
Excellent car for a late 1990's model. 1996 received excellent reviews (looking online). This vehicle is well built, repairs are inexpensive (in Korea), the built is solid. For $320 I bought a vehicle driven 25,000km over the past 1.5 hours without a breakdown. Quality build tested on rough Korean roads intercity and highway driving. Weakness: curling dashboard, radio electronic problems, replaced drive shaft, ball joints, front brakes, master clutch cylinder, 1 front strut, 4 (new) recycled new tires ($80!). Very dependable and a little hard to get rid of really. Save money, this is a good one if mechanically maintained. Thx.
by Greatfoo on May 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan
The car has proven to be dependable
with limited problems. Fuel cell or
computerized fuel system has to be
repaired as did the hydraulic clutch.
Next will be the timing belt.
It has been a very good car and has
needed only basic maintenance and
by lemichaelj on May 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan
I own 2 Kia Sephia's they both are
good cars one a 95' and one a 96'
almost the same except one is a stick
shift, only problem with them that I
see on all kia's is the axle shafts
only last about 75000 miles hard to
find parts for these jokers too, but
they are relativly good cars for the
value, I have had no major mechanical
problems with either one of mine, the
95 Air went out just a month ago and
is expensive to replace car isn't
worth it. but drives like a champ,
like I said just hard to get parts for
them but if you search hard enough you
can find them.
Styling and suspension tweaks, dual airbags and new twin-cam motors appeared with the introduction of the 1995.5 Sephia. These improvements, along with interior revisions and improved equipment levels, make the Kia more competitive in the compact sedan marketplace. Sephia now meets 1997 side-impact standards, and GS models can be equipped with antilock brakes. Sephia comes with five-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage.