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I like it.
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By Alb89
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car for 500 dollars and thought it would just be my A to B car, but it has actually taken me further! Very reliable, A/C and heat works, but it does make the driving slow down when turned on. Not sure why but it isn't that big of a deal. Overall good car. Only thing needed changed was spark plugs.


Best Features

Sound system is nice. Has a 6 CD disk changer.


Worst Features

I like everything


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My second worst car
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By Joe
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought the car new for $11000. The first thing that went wrong was the passenger side air scoop liner fell out on the road somewhere, Then the radio quit working. The warranty is practically useless unless you follow directions explicitly. Replaced the engine with a used one at 63,000. O2 sensors replaced three times, throttle body sensor went bad,ignition coils replaced twice. Shifter skirt fell down. Rear brakes hang up. Check engine light comes on unexpectedly, then goes out. Have spent $4300 in repairs in the past three years. Gas mileage 25 mpg winter, 31 summer, doesn't compare with my old 91 Mercury Tracer of 36 mpg. Conclusion: I will not buy another Kia.


Best Features

Drivers seat, heater, visibility, sun visors, good brakes, fold-down rear seats, nice body style


Worst Features

Thicker body material,


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Simple but excellent
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By Simple
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2001 Kia Sephia 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Turn on the ac, it slows, but that is usually to weak drivebelts. Easy to fix, even for a DIY mechanic. A simple design, but fragile interior and exterior. That in turn means its also easier to fix. Parts are a bit expensive, but what isn't, right? Love the idea that it sounds like the day I got it, the opening of the throttle after so many thousand of miles. Its great, performance is alright, but the fuel economy is amazing. From PHX to LV, three times, without a single compliant, in one week. Great car! Considering the Kia Koupe in the near future...


Best Features

the space, a six footer like me, its bank, and the open windows give me open range of everything around me... simple, and easy to install your own system, and quick on changing any minor to major fixes...


Worst Features

its cheap, I wouldn't know what you want to improve in a car like this? but I think with the new spectras, KIA has improved so much so quick, they know what they are doing...


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Steak on a hamburger budget...
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By Friendship Auto
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I had a $50,000 BMW 330 Convertible which got repossesed when I went belly- up in the stock market. After scratching together $2500 over 3 months, I went and bought a 1999 Sephia LS with 84,000 miles on it. I had it for 3 years and spent a total of $300 on service and minor repairs. After 130,000 miles, the timing belt finally went and since I was already back on my feet, I sold it AS IS for $500. Sure it is not a Lexus, but for the money one pays, it is damn well worth it. And people should remember to judge accordingly. I now own a car dealership, and do not hesitate to sell this car or to recommend it to the cost-conscious.


Best Features

Back lights, cd stereo, cold a/c, peppy engine and tranny.


Worst Features

The windshield vents on the dash become unglued and crack, possibly due to sun exposure.


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Just got it
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By purpleletha
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I just got my kia a few days ago, and i just love it its a cute little car and im falling more in love with it everyday. I about to dress it up with some tint and u aint gone be able to tell me nothing!!!! lol


Best Features

its a black car and good car and reliable


Worst Features

i wish da back was a little cutie but a well


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