Kia Sephia Experts

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Kia Sephia Model Overview

Kia Sephia Questions

Shannonklan
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Battery Possition

Needed to know if the positive cable to the battery runs from the back (firewall) to the front or vise versa?

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Steve White
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Shaking Car

My car shakes at a red light only when it's in drive. It drives fine I just changed spark plugs it just had an oil change. Air filter looks fine ,I've replaced starter altinator so I'm not sure wh...

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Jamessnack
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Transmission Problems

Having transmission problems in my 99 kia sophia. It shifts funny and at 42 mph it shifts right to overdrive and has no power and sometimes it doesn't go into drive first thing in the morning. The ...

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robkolk
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Clutch Not Engaging

how or where do you check the hydralic fluid for manual transmission for a 2001 kia sephia? wont go into gear,but believe its because its not disengaging clutch.when I did get it into gear it did en...

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robkolk
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Clutch Not Engaging

ckutch dosent seem to be engaging..when i can get into first car will go but when i try second it wont go, like the clutch isnt disengaging all the way.tried to adjust clutch inside and seemed to wo...

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Older Kia Sephia

1999 Kia Sephia Overview
1999 Kia Sephia
18 pictures
1999 Kia Sephia reviews:
2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars
1998 Kia Sephia Overview
1998 Kia Sephia
8 pictures
1998 Kia Sephia reviews:
3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars
1997 Kia Sephia Overview
1997 Kia Sephia
24 pictures
1997 Kia Sephia reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1996 Kia Sephia Overview
1996 Kia Sephia
8 pictures
1996 Kia Sephia reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1995 Kia Sephia Overview
1995 Kia Sephia
5 pictures
1995 Kia Sephia reviews:
2.3 out of 5 stars2.3 out of 5 stars2.3 out of 5 stars2.3 out of 5 stars2.3 out of 5 stars
1994 Kia Sephia Overview
1994 Kia Sephia
4 pictures

About the Kia Sephia

The Sephia is notable for being the first car sold under the Kia name in the U.S.  The number two Korean automaker used a brilliant marketing campaign, introducing the Sephia in 1994 one region at a time in the western U.S. and gradually expanding across the nation, gaining word of mouth along the way.  The Kia Sephia was a compact economy car, sold at a very low price point to attract first-time buyers or families on a budget.
The Sephia came initially as a sedan with a 1.5 or 1.6-liter engine and not much horsepower or standard features.  Three trim levels were available, but power features were only offered on the highest one and air conditioning was optional on all.  But the Sephia's intent was to be a cheap mode of transport and not a home away from home.
Through its eight-year history, the Sephia made upgrades, expanding the interior room, adding a bigger 1.8-liter, 220-hp engine, and making air conditioning standard on this top-end trim.  Rear seats split 60/40 to allow more cargo room in the tiny car.  The Sephia did come with good safety features, however, something Kia has always emphasized.  
It unfortunately suffered from many reliability problems, and many owners found they were spending more time and money on repairs than they actually spent for the car.  Kia did its best to improve on the compact sedan, and later models proved safer and better outfitted.  The Sephia was retired after 2001, to be replaced by the Spectra.