Based on 199 Ratings for the 1998 - 2001 models.Review this car
By College Chick (AZ) on Monday, December 02, 2013
I owned and sold this car
Reason: Overheated - My approximate mileage is 160,000
Pros: "Fun to Drive when Manual"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Got this Car as a High School Graduation present. Good little a to b car for a college student. I think it got decent gas milage (gas gauge was broken so not really sure. Don't think the car was well maintained before me but it lasted a good two years which is not bad when your buying with dirt."
By sandy (IA) on Friday, November 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Gas milage is a blessing"
Cons: "could use a little more room in between front seat"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car runs and runs and runs Iowa weather rusted out around bottom, but car just gos and gos, no air at this age but heater would heat 6 cars!"
By M.C. (AZ) on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I don't own this caroverall rating 7 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Second owner, have kept most records on repairs, am seeking/searching for a person who will be able to maintain upkeep with car & pay close to the price mentioned."
By DocB (TN) on Monday, July 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Manual trans=better gas mileage, good economy car."
Cons: "Bad/fault AC"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I bought it used with around 120000 or so miles on it. I purchased it in late 2009 and it is paid off. Everything worked great until 2 1/2 years ago when the AC went out. Three different places and at least $500 later, they still couldn't figure out what the problem was. That's what windows are for. I've been in school continuously from 2008 through end of 2011. I worked most of last year and am in school again. I haven't hand any major problems with it. A couple weeks ago I replaced the power steering hose. Today I had to get an engine mount part replaced. There is a small emissions leak that will be fixed soon. Since I've had this car for this long, it's just now having parts that need replacing. However, I've had two Toyotas far longer than this and I prefer them over Kia anyday."
By Matt (FL) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Pros: "Responsive acceleration"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I got my 2000 Kia Sephia with less than 60k miles as a hand-me-down when I turned 16. We put thousands of dollars into the bucket so it would last me through high school. Mechanic told us we'd have 10 years with it. The transmission blew right before my 18th birthday. Happy Birthday, you get to drive your grandma's banged up 2000 Saturn until June. The Kia Sephia's brakes are horrible, you have to push the pedal halfway to the floor before they start to respond, the reliability is non-existent. Power steering isn't needed in a car that light, but we had to keep fixing the pump. I wouldn't drive another Kia Sephia if someone paid me to."
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