1999 Kia Sephia Sedan 1.8 liter from North America
Not worth $10.00.
Blown motor at 50,000 miles.
Hard starting, sometimes no starting before motor replacement and still not starting with new motor.
Electrical problems, no help from Kia for diagnosis.
Inside dash curling up at the windshield.
Doors sometimes hard to close in cold weather.
New front axles 6 months ago.
Parts for this car have proven to be very expensive and hard to get.
This car has been one headache after another.
My daughter drove the car until the motor blew and I did not feel that she and my grandchildren were safe in this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th March, 2004
20th Aug 2005, 22:01
I have a Kia Sephia 1999-2000 model/sedan. I have been having problems with vibrations, transmission broke down, emission lights keeps turning on, Right side wheel/brake drum stuck, front dashboard swollen under the windshield, and sometimes not starting when turning the key on, even the starter and batteries still has no problems. Mileage per gas is excellent. I wonder if possible the Kia Factory could continue to improve such problems and make Sephia like sportage with AWD systems. Also the doors have problems especially during snow, always frozen and always hard to close.