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The Kia Amanti, a full-size sedan manufactured by Kia Motors, was introduced at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show before entering the North American market. This four-door, five-seat FWD sedan represented Kia's first foray into the high-end car market, boasting an extended chassis, increased overall length, and heightened stature. Sharing its chassis and powertrain with the Hyundai Grandeur XGga, the Amanti was initially powered by a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine offering 195 hp, later boosted to 200 hp. Paired with a five-speed automatic gearbox, it ensured a smooth drive. Notable standard features included dual-zone automatic climate control, audio and cruise controls, driver's seat memory function, heated leather seats, and a full-size spare tire. Externally, it mirrored the sophisticated design of the Jaguar S-Type. In 2007, the Amanti underwent a facelift, introducing new front and rear bodywork, new wheels, and a more powerful 3.8-liter DOHC aluminum V6 engine. Refinements were also made to the structure, suspension, interior, and equipment for enhanced handling and ride comfort. The Amanti was crafted to offer luxury and driving comfort to budget-conscious consumers seeking quality equipment at an affordable price. Constantly evolving, it showcases modifications to both interior parts and exterior aesthetics, striking a balance between performance and comfort, thus making it an ideal vehicle for long journeys.
Despite its status as an executive vehicle, the Kia Amanti is not immune to wear and tear. Engine problems are often the first sign of vehicle failure, with issues such as stalling, reduced performance, metallic noises, overheating, and difficulty in starting the vehicle being common. Leaking oil and an illuminated Check Engine Light should prompt a check of the fuel pump, camshaft seal, ignition coil, and oil filter. Suspension failures, characterized by clunking noises, excessive vibrations, uneven vehicle height, abnormal tire wear, and uncontrolled steering, are also prevalent. Inspecting the coil springs and ball joint can address these issues. However, maintaining the Amanti requires attention to several other components. The headlight, crucial for visibility and signaling to other road users, needs replacing if it dims or flickers. The door lock cylinder, which secures the vehicle, should be replaced if locking or unlocking becomes difficult or if the key cannot turn in the lock. Additionally, the horn and wiper arm are important for ensuring a safe and comfortable driving experience.
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