82,000 Miles Little Problems
By Lawguy on
1998 Kia Sephia 4dr Sedan
Yes there were some recalls. All of
these were fixed at no cost to me, so
why should I complain?
Air conditioner hose broke at the
fitting in only 2 years. Hose and
repair cost me about $250.00. This item
should not have broken quite so fast.
Struts went at about 80,000 miles. The
strut dealer (KYB) told me this mileage
was very good, so again no complaint.
Gas mileage around town 32 - 33 mpg
Highway 37 - 38 mpg (std 5 speed and no
Out the door in 1998 I paid $9,000.00
Toyota Corolla ... $13,998.00
Kia Sephia ... $9,000+250+180=$9430.00
Yup I'm still ahead even with air and
Fuel mileage when gas is $1.45 per
gallon. (I see the cringe on the SUV
owners face as they pull up to the
pumps)Yes this is a cheap car. Do not
expect the fit finish and ride of a
Cadillac. This is a utilitarian car.
Go, comeback and do it cheap!
More aftermarket parts. Kia is proud of
their parts and you just can't find Kia
parts anywhere else.