2004 Kia Amanti 170,000+ Miles Strong
March 24, 2018
2004 Kia Amanti—great styling, safety features, reliability, warranty, and pretty good gas mileage. But did you know that you could easily keep a 2004 Kia Amanti on the road well past 100,000 miles? We did. In fact we surpassed 170,000, and the engine still purrs. Purchased at 30,000 miles old, this vehicle never failed during eight subsequent years and only required regular maintenance, including timing belt changes, brakes/rotors, and, yes, oil changes. Life on the road in our 2004 Kia Amanti has been delightful after long commutes and even longer work hours. The sound system and surrounding sound speakers have been wonderful distractions. Unfortunately, it has all came to an end, as we have pushed a little too hard and delayed an all-important service run before the transmission became unreliable. This is the sort of thing that happens when you work too much. Still, the engine purrs. And we are thankful for eight fateful years of service and unyielding dependability. Lessons: remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of your Kia.