2004 Kia Amanti Consumer Review: First Day

2004 Kia Amanti - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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First Day
By mdfoster1 on


2004 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I purchased a Used 2004 Kia Amanti in Oct 2012. I will write reviews at inspection, six months, and after one year of driving.

I test drove 3 2004 Amanti cars.
One with 146000 miles; One with 118000 miles; and One with 155000 miles.

The base model drove like it needed an alignment-had it inspected for $100 by a kia dealership.
Yes, it needed alignment, valve cover gaskets, and timing belt changed.
No I didn't buy it.

The 118000 miles car drove like it was on its last leg-so I didn't get it.

The 155000 mile Amanti drove like it was just coming off the showroom floor.
I drove it home today - 120 miles. So far it is wonderful!
I love the design and comfort of this car.

Best Features

What I like Best = The body style is comparable with a Jaguar. The extras - heated seats and mirrors, memory seats, infinity sound system, Sunroof, huge trunk space, For all the smokers it has ashtrays built in. I got this from a small dealership which completed a full inspection and offered a three month/3000 mile powertrain waranty.

Worst Features

Timing belt should not have been rubber, but the Kia Manual states it should need changing after 100000 miles so we shall see.
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