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Kia Sephia Model Overview

Kia Sephia Questions

reggert
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How Do I Fix My Loose Manual Shifter

the shifter on my manual transmission is loose

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Mtomes
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Engine Idling To Fast

When I put my sephia in park the engine revs up to about 3 thosand rpms and then it will drop back down to normal it hasn't been doing this but when driving it seems alright just when I stop or a...

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mlog40
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Why Does My Kia Not Shift From 1st To 2nd?

Shifting from park to reverse works fine, from reverse to drive, fine. When taking off from drive, will drive but will not shift to second.

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Elpapirring2016
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How To Fix A Kia Sephia Horn

Helo I need to know how to fix my kia sephia horn. I cant just find it. Please help

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Denise Vandemarr
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Car Won't Start. Just Clicks, Doesn't Turn Over, Dash Lights Are On But Doe...

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Older Kia Sephia

2000 Kia Sephia Overview
2000 Kia Sephia
89 pictures
2000 Kia Sephia reviews:
3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars
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
30 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

Kia Sephia Overview

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.