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My Work Car, the 97 Sephia R.S.
By A. Cook on
1997 Kia Sephia RS 4dr Sedan
This car, for what it cost me and for
the way it was designed , wasnt a bad
buy.It is easy on gas and tires. The
front wheel drive is a god send in the
snow and ice. I have had some
problems with a sensor going out .
Expensive sensor, 310 $ plus labor !
The local dealer wasnt real helpful
fixing it and i had to take it to an
independent shop. They had it
diagnosed in 45 minutes, whereas the
dealer couldnt or wouldnt tell me what
was wrong with it in 3 seperate trips.
Go figure that !
Fuel Economy pretty good. Zippy engine
for its size. You are going 85 on the
freeway before you know it. The wheel
alignment seems stable and the tires
wear evenly. Pretty reliable even when
some of the sensor, computer glitches
occured. I wasnt stranded anywhere.
The improvements have been made in
subsequent years, newer models etc. I
am currently looking in to the
Sorrento SUV to buy this year
sometime. I think when KIA teamed up
with Hyundai consumers