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2002 Kia Spectra

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.0
Out of 10

Based on 204 Ratings for the 2000 - 2004 models.

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  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    7.4/10
  • Comfort
    7.3/10
    Styling
    7.4/10
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Reliable trans, no maj serv needed in ten yrs

By on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Mechanical reliability"

Cons: "Carpet made of cheap fiber"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Sporty look, reliable, no major breakdowns in 10 yrs. This model came with cheap fiber for carpet (didn't notice on purchase), doesn't clean easily. Seats could be more comfortable for long trips 4+ hrs."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Comfortable, easy to drive

By on Monday, May 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Always loved this car since I got it. It is actually hard to give up because it is so comfortable and easy to drive but I need an upgrade."

car good for young person

By on Sunday, April 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "price"

Cons: "poor quality interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Have had to replace clutch twice not enough torgue in engine when in the mountains in first you have to ride break off and on to slow down. Not a quality made vehicle"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

ALWAYS PROBLEMS WITH THE AC SYSTEM

By on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,170

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "CHEAP. GOOD QUALITY PAINT. COMFORTABLE INTERIOR"

Cons: "POOR QUALITY PARTS USED IN AC SYSTEM"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"THIS VEHICLE HAD AC PROBLEMS SINCE IT WAS BRAND NEW. EVAPORATOR DIED AT 50000 MILES. COMPRESSOR HAD TO BE REPLACED AT ONLY 70000 MILES. THE CONDENSER DIED AT 80000 MILES. IN FLORIDA A CAR WITH A BAD AC IS SIMPLE A DISGRACE. I WILL NEVER EVER BUY A KIA AGAIN.......RADIATOR ( MADE OF CHEAP PLASTIC) LASTED ONLY 85000 MILES.ALTERNATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED AT ONLY 45000 MILES AND ON AND ON AND ON..."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

very reliable, fun to drive

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,600

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive, reasonable price"

Cons: "lower body part dents. otherwise every thing works"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"will get more value for price paid."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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