1997 Kia Sephia LS 1.8 DOHC from North America
Great deal for the price
Brake rotors warp at 2,000 miles. Dealer replaced part of warranty.
Dashboard has color stain in-front of the steering wheel. It seems to be getting bigger over time.
Dashboard lifted up from the windshield. Defrost vents damaged because of it.
Great value for the money. Didn't have to pay for it that much since all the bad things happened under warranty.
Surprisingly nimble on acceleration. Whenever my friends drive it they comment on how quick it can accelerate. Have never put it past 90 mph so can't comment on that. It tends to shake really bad around 75-80mph. Actually won against a 2002+ Eclipse on a drag race from a stop light once.
Was rear ended once and the bumper didn't even dent (speed of collision around 30 mph). Had to replace it all the same because of paint damage.
The front signal lights have a tendency to break easily since they are made with a 1 screw attachment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2003