1997 Kia Sephia User Reviews

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    1997 Kia Sephia LSReview
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    Good Entry-level Compact Sedan — My father bought this car late 2003. In Indonesia this car's name is Timor S515i. It cost Rp 98 mil (around US$10,000). The 1500cc DOHC engine produce 105 HP, which is pretty good for a small sedan. The price of spare parts here is cheap compared to other cars in the same class. It's quite stable to drive in high speed, but sound proofing quality of this car is pathetic. You'll hear lots of noises (wind and tyre) when you started to drive the car above 100 kmh (60mph). Overall, it's a good car to consider if you have a very limited budget to buy an entry-level sedan. But if you have more budget, just buy another car from the same class.

    Pros: Performance, cheap

    Cons: build quality

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    I Love My 97 Kia — I love my little Kia because it is small but not too small, and it's FAST!! :D This car is very fun to drive, handles very well and gets great gas mileage. Eleven years and I have not had any major issues, just regular maintenance. The paint has faded a bit, but I could fix that in time...

    Pros: fast, fun, great gas mileage, low maintenance

    Cons: could use new paint, faded in the sun over several HOT summers

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    This Is A Good Car — my car is indonesian version of KIA Sephia : Timor S515i DOHC comment : engine: good enough, high top speed for 1500cc engine, high output for 1990's DOHC technology with catalytic converter, quite enough transmission: 5 M/T, long ratio (I feel) build quality: unlike the japanese cars, but good enough exterior: simple elegant interior: comfortable rounding dashboard and door trim suspension: not strong enough, high stability handling: --- instant judgement: suitable for first time driver

    Pros: engine output

    Cons: transmission response, fuel consumption

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2001 Kia Sephia Reviews

    I Like By Mohamad

    no good acceleration but it is good after all and cargo capacity is low handling is good up to 140 km / hr it is good looking it is a fun car to drive nice having it in my front door Read More

    It's Really Good ! By Mahmoud

    I like the engine of my car and its sound too :)...i also like the suspension system &the handling...it's really fun to drive...it looks good but needs a little repair...it also doesn't eat too much ... Read More

    2000 Kia Sephia Reviews

    Good Car For A Great Price By Kia2000

    For this price it is hard to find a reliable car like this. It is not the best looking car on the market, but it takes you wherever you want to. Fuel economy is great, extremely low maintenance costs.... Read More

    Great Warranty, Lowcostmaintenance By purplepaco

    Too small, but well worth mpg ratings and low cost to maintain. Easy to maintain, parts easy to get. Would like more options like cruise control, but low purchase price is well worth the car you get... Read More

    1999 Kia Sephia Reviews

    Not By Mike

    Acceleration= 0-60 in INFINITY Braking=60-0 in 1,000,000 feet Handling= If you go over 30 on any corner it will tip over. Build quality is alright. Appearance sucks! Very little cost of owenership! No... Read More

    Not Impressive, Until It Got Crashed. By Christina

    Not the best car on Earth, but in an accident it did a great job of protecting it's occupants (thankfully not me.) Read More

    1998 Kia Sephia Reviews

    Cheap Car For A High School Or College Student. Reliable But Flimsy And Cheaply Built. By Alex

    The Sephia was the first car Kia brought to the US. The 1998 model I owned was the second generation, which is slightly better looking and has a revised interior and engine. My car was VERY used; in... Read More

    Entry Level Performance With Potential For Much More For Not Alot Of $$$ By Dani_69

    i like the origilal car with the work ive done. plenty of performance now. handles great now with my suspension and wheel and tire package. interior. what interior? as good as a 4 door can look. ... Read More

    1996 Kia Sephia Reviews

    Really Good Overall Vehicle By Gabriel

    handles, brakes, accelerates nicely. built really well. major dents on passenger side and slight dents on driver. 32 plus mpg, maintenance doesn't cost much. car has slid off the side of a mountain an... Read More

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