1995 Kia Sephia Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1995 Kia Sephia GTX 1.6 from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Exhaust pipe had to be replaced.

Central locking system broke down.

General Comments:

Other than these two problems the works great. I hesitated to buy a KIA because all people were saying to me what a cheap and lousy and unreliable car it is. Well I say to them thank you very much. I bought a great car at a very low price and am very pleased with it. Fuel consumption in 9l/100km in the city 7,7l/100km on open roads. Although it does not handle well when driving very fast. Great well equipped and cheap car nevertheless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2004

1995 Kia Sephia LX 1.6 from Chile

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An economical car that is reliable, but certainly not luxurious

Faults:

The car is very noisy. The noise insulation is clearly insufficient.

The sound system is rather lacking and the tape deck stopped working after the first year.

General Comments:

The acceleration is a bit slow sometimes, but otherwise the car's handling is more than adequate.

The car is not exceedingly comfortable, but front legroom is good.

I've driven it through terrible road conditions in Patagonia where a 4x4 would have been more adequate and the Sephia handled quite well. I was surprised by how well the suspension dealt with the poor road conditions, and how fuel efficient this car is on long stretches.

It is rather underequipped, but is in marvellous condition considering the kilometers on it, and the fact that it has been through a (minor) crash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2001

3rd Oct 2001, 13:00

I have to agree with you, I purchased my 2000 Kia Sephia in August 2000 and after less than 5 months I needed brakes, and I don't ride my brakes.

The lining around my car windows fell off on the freeway.

I needed a new battery.

My car had oil coming out.

My tires tread came out.

All of this happened in less than 1500 miles, in 5 months.

1995 Kia Sephia GLX 1.5 petrol from Belgium

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32 kilometres
Most recent distance49000 kilometres
Previous carLada Samara

Summary:

I bought a second Kia

Faults:

Replacement of the front brakes under warranty.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

Reliable.

Comfortable.

Easy to drive for everyone.

Drive like the car feels and you get a comfortable and cheap car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2001

1995 Kia Sephia GS from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10

Faults:

Lots of small cosmetic things. New brakes had to be put on, new battery, exterior trimming to this day keep falling off.

General Comments:

Cheaply made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

4th Jul 2009, 22:44

I agree, cheaply made car. I hate this car. According to the official Kia Forum this car is an all around POS with myriad issues model-wide. I'd rather drive a Pinto, but nobody wants this car.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews