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umm Kia Sephia?

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26.10.2004

Advantages:
reasonable price and very spacious

Disadvantages:
rear door and window problems

Recommendable No:

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Value for Money

Road Handling

Comfort

Looks

FeaturesSatisfactory

Fuel consumptionPoor

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  2. steph2k2
helpful by (79%):
  1. olijt20
  2. helencbradshaw
  3. mark1961
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Me and my flat mate had been looking for a new car that was a reasonable price for months, then we came across the KIA Sephia. It was a very reasonable price and the service at the shop was excellent. We were told we would have to wait for 1 month in the colour we wanted it, then something went wrong with the shipping and we ended up having to wait 2 extra months.
When it finally arrived, it wasnt as nice as the one in the shop. The interior looked cheap, The passenger and rear left side door would stick and the drivers window whistled if it wasnt shut tight. The seat belts would lock sometimes when they shouldnt have.
Although, there was lots of head and leg room, but the back seats were more suited for kids than adults.
We had countless repairs to the car for things like the horn, headlights and brakes. And there was a rattle whenever the car stopped, even just for a traffic light, that couldnt be cured. It was also there when driving down the motorway, it really is the most annoying piece of rubbish car for long journeys. After about 50miles the smell and rattle gives you a headache. Its impossible to try to sleep in it because your head just gets banged off the window or whatever your leaning on.
I guess thats what you get for buying a cheap car. We had heard about the negative points with the sephias before we even bought it, but stupidly went ahead with buyin the cheap and nasty car. Would strongly advise against buying one. It was surprising because as olijit20 said, KIA is supposed to be a reliable make, but my mams currently going through the same shipping problems with the KIA Picanto.

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shorty2k4 30.10.2004 02:13

I guess if the new ones arent very good then the 2nd hand one i was thinking of buying is gunna be really bad. charlie xxx

steph2k2 28.10.2004 23:26

My husband and I had been considering buying the Kia Sephia, but we decided not to. After reading this review I am now sure that I made the right descision.

djdarko 27.10.2004 12:50

Welcome to ciao. Sorry for the low rating, just felt the review was a bit on the light side. Should you rewrite, just let me know and I'll re-rate. Martin

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Body Type Saloon; Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol
Power 109
Transmission type 5 Speed Manual; 4 Speed Automtic
Range Kia Sephia
Driven Wheels Front (FWD)
Range + Engine Type Sephia 1.8
Manufacturer Kia

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