26th Mar 2004, 22:44

I attended an auto show and was really impressed with a Kia Amanti model that I saw. I am tempted to learn more about it. I have driven a Honda Accord for the past 5 years and found the Amanti quite a value (as the Accord). The problem is that Kia does not have the same reputation as Honda. The Amanti however, is looking really good as appears to put up a good competition. I may well end up getting another Accord for the next 5 years, but I must admit, I am having 2nd thoughts... Am I going insane??

1st Apr 2004, 12:12

Why does Kia pick a name so confusing with DiAmante.

It sounds like someone is saying The Amanti, that's right I said Di

Amanti, Diamonte.

14th Jul 2004, 16:16

I decided to purchase an Amanti after attending a car show and comparing it to what I was driving at the time- a Buick LeSabre Limited. Price -wise the Amanti was $35,000. and change approximately $7000.00 cheaper with most of the same amenities. I have owned my Amanti since April 27/04 and have over 6000 kms on it. My only beef so far is the gas mileage, but I was told it should improve by the 10000 kms mark. Ride is great, seats are very comfortable, steering and handling are what you would expect from a heavy vehicle. As I normally drive in excess of 30,000 kms per year I should be able to really evaluate this car in another three or four months of driving.

19th Sep 2004, 16:48

Hello, I just purchased a 2004 Kia Amanti and have nothing, but good things to say. Only 1000 miles on it, but so far so good. It was towed in the first week because it would not go into gear. This was caused by the brake too shifter cable loosen up. No big deal and had car back next day. Has a great ride and very comfortable inside as well. I would reccomend this to anyone that likes comfort at a good price 27K.

Good luck all.

12th Feb 2006, 04:16

Hello. KIA makes good cars like my 2004 Carnival 60000 kilometers (37500 miles) without a single problem. Bad mileage is a fact with all KIA brands.

20th Oct 2011, 15:19

Hi, my name is Rod. I have a 2004 Amanti with 91,000+ miles.

Up until yesterday, my car was the best. My wife went to the store, and on her way back, she heard a ticking noise that scared her to the point that she got out of the car, thinking that it was an earthquake, but it was the engine making this noise.

When I got home from work, I checked the oil, and found out it was very low on oil. Added some, but the noise is still there. I pray that major damage was not done. Please can someone help?