2000 Kia Sephia Reviews - Page 9 of 18

2000 Kia Sephia from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

My Kia is great!!

Faults:

I haven't had any problems with my car. I brought my car in Sept 2000 and have over 85000 miles on it. It has gone from NC to Fl, OH and numerous trips to VA. I tend to replace my tires every year, but that's because I buy cheap tires. I get 344 miles to a tank which is pretty good.

General Comments:

My car has required minimum work done on it. The most expensive thing I have replaced so far that was not normal wear and tear was a gas cap. My son lost mine and I brought one from Advance Auto, not knowing that it would not work. After 8 months my check engine light came on and it was due to the gas cap. I had to get a new one from the dealership and due to the diagnostic charge it ended up costing me $84.

Now my car is at the dealership due to a recall. I also had them check out a knocking noise in the engine. They say it's the pre-silencer (what ever that is) and will cost $350 to fix.

I would buy another Kia.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

2000 Kia Sephia PS from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150 kilometres
Most recent distance121000 kilometres

Summary:

Good car for a middle income Mom!

Faults:

The transmission went when the car was just eight days old. I seem to go through a lot of tires. There were major problems just getting simple spark plug change. A wire broke and car was down a week waiting for a wire. The car uses a lot of fuel.

General Comments:

13000.00 is not a lot of money for what I refer to as a disposable car. I've had far worse luck with past cars I bought. I don't spend a whole lot of money on service. I take it to a local garage and am happy. The seats are comfy especially in the summer heat with shorts on. I find bigger tires make the car handle better. I probably would buy another Kia, but I would check out the fuel efficiency first. My only negative comment is in relation to the gas consumption. I have also heard this from other owners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

2000 Kia Sephia from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Summary:

A great car gets me where I want to go!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car since I bought it which is good.

General Comments:

Alright this car is great I don't have any of the problems with my car like a lot of other people say they do.

It's a great car it drives well and pretty good on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2004

2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8 gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

Pretty good for 12G

Faults:

The seal on the front windshield came off after one year, the dealer promptly replaced it.

The alignment or something is very wrong right now. A very rough ride right now.

General Comments:

This car cost 12000 dollars brand new, and the cost of maintaining it has been almost nothing. I change the oil every 5000 miles, it gets about 28 miles to the gallon, but has now began to run very roughly and I may trade it in. It's probably only worth 500 dollars, which is bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2004

2000 Kia Sephia from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carDodge Dodge

Summary:

I will buy another KIA

Faults:

I am currently having a crack in one of my gears in the gearbox replaced.

General Comments:

The KIA is a good car to drive.

I handles well while driving.

I've put a lot of miles on this car.

I have only had to replace minor things in the past that have to do with everyday wear.

Replaced items, brakes, tires, belts, spark plugs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2004

2000 Kia Sephia Base 1.8 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance64259 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

This car is a soorry sore excuse for an automobile

Faults:

First of all at 20 miles the transmission had to be rebuilt do too bad berrings. (so they say).

At 200 miles the clutch started slipping. And the tranny was leaking fluid.

At 200 miles the tranny was rebuilt again and twoo of the bolt hole had to be tapped because dealer overtightened and stripped them.

I have blow numerous head lamps (cause unknown.) (no not because I touched lamp with hands)

At 30000 miles had to get master cylinder replaced and power booster at 34000 miles.

Door handle broke off in my hand.

64,000 miles later my brakes again very bad, I called to get the parts so I didn't have to be taken to the cleaners by the dealer. And wouldn't you know it, All the brake parts are dealer only parts. I was going to replace the pads and shoes and flush the lines. Yeah right, 564.00 bucks later. It makes me so sick to know people actually can sleep at night ripping people off. I'm not stupid I know I didn't need new rotors and drums, give me a break. These people are a joke. But because my sticker had been over due they wouldn't let me take it. So I got the shaft. Oh well.

This car has been nothing but a complete headache. I guess that's what I get for thinking I could actually get value for under 10 grand.

General Comments:

On a scale of 1 to 10 for this cars value I give it a _10 and I'm being serious. Spend the extra 2 or 3 grand and get a chevy or ford. These imported pieces of junk will nickel and dime you to death. And the dealers will find every reason as to why a certain problem isn't under warranty. My best advice is you get what you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 65 reviews