2001 Kia Sephia Consumer Review: My second worst car

2001 Kia Sephia - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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My second worst car
By Joe on


2001 Kia Sephia LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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