1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - A mixture of good, bad,
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1997 Kia Sephia - Consumer Review

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A mixture of good, bad, and ugly.
By lawyr2b on

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1997 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan

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No major breakdowns; overall high reliability but at 70k miles, it is starting to fall apart at the seams! The interior build quality is absolute crap and the interior materials are highly substandard. My dashboard is BURNED from the sun and severely warped (has completely come unglued from the windshield side and has a huge warped bulge). Repeated brake problems that still have not been adequately remedied after taking the car in more than 10 times for service on this problem alone! The air conditioner has been completely out since about a month after the warranty covering it expired (go figure).

Favorite Features

The engine and transmission have been (except for the spark plug wire problem) flawless and reliable. Great power for this size car!!!!

Suggested Improvements

My god, Kia, PLEASE build a car that can withstand normal UV radiation without completely warping the interior vynil; how did the brake problem ever make it into production? Why have you never fixed it? Can you say massive products liability?!
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