2005 Kia Amanti Consumer Review: Unhappy Owner in New York/Flor

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Unhappy Owner in New York/Florida
By Sprinterny on


2005 Kia Amanti 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I have been very disappointed. The first week of ownership I needed two tows in Florida. I immediately purchased a new battery when stranded a second time. The seats are rock hard and the seat belt buckle cuts into my hip. Then car had some kind of transmission burning and needed a transmission replacement. I was first towed and paid $300 to recover my car. I have to drive 80 miles to the closest dealer in upstate NY. After waxing the car about 4 times in 2 years the exterior paint job is looking shabby.The car always stalls out.The replaced transmission hesitates for 4 seconds and then jerks. It gets a horrible 11 to 17 mpg. The tires need replacing at 27,000 mile. The brakes need work now

Best Features

Stereo system only which pops on and off by itself.

Worst Features

Cushioned seats that are wider and bounce back for comfort. More leg room. Better gas mileage by far. My much heavier huge 8 cyl. Grand Marquis get better mileage. No transmission failure. Seat buckle that can be adjusted better then choking and cutting into my hips.
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