2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8 Liter from North America
Treat it right and it will treat you right
Air conditioner was shot after a year, and cost $1,000 to replace.
Didn't run smoothly at first, but after new spark plugs the engine was fine. Needed new engine wiring then too.
Radio-tape player died after about two years, so I carry a portable with me.
Front window defogger also quit, but in Florida I don't need it anyway.
Belts needed replacement, but actually did have a normal lifespan.
Considering its $2,000 price in 2005, it's been pretty durable.
Engine's original and still purrs, even at 80 mph.
No trans problems of any kind.
Styling is a bit boxy, but the clean lines help the looks.
Seats feel comfy and are still in great shape.
Front and back room OK if you're average height and not a fat pig.
30 mpg on highway, sometimes more!
Pickup and handling surprisingly good for a cheap car.
Father-in-law recently said, "You got your money's worth."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2010