1997 Kia Sephia 1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - good value, nagging problems
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1997 Kia Sephia - Consumer Review

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RS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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good value, nagging problems
By spudpapa on

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1997 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan

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developed idling problem while under warranty. When idling, it goes between not enough and too much gas-runs fine when moving, but dies at stop. I increase idle speed to keep from dying. the prob lasts few days-then goes away a month-then back, etc. Dealer replaced sensor 3 diff. times but only lasted a few days, so I gave up. I mostly put up with it. its a pleasure to drive, handles well in mountains, snow, curves, etc. It's now got over 150,000 miles, and still running strong. no unexpected maintenance (except Idle prob) never not started or left me stranded. Interior shows wear, but good for miles and use. Certainly got my $7500 worth.

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Value, accelleration, handling, reliable transportation

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cup holders broke, local dealer doesn't know how to fix (also sells Toyota and VW, and his people just don't know the Kia)
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