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Used Kia Spectra

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2009 Kia Spectra What's new for 2009? 
2009 Kia Spectra

The Kia Spectra sees no major changes for 2009.

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2008 Kia Spectra What's new for 2008? 
2008 Kia Spectra

The LX sedan now offers the option of a four-speed automatic transmission.

About Kia Spectra

Whereas earlier hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic and Volkswagen GTI, had only two doors, today's hot hatches have four (five if you count the hatch itself). The 2009 Kia Spectra5 follows this logic, providing the interior room and accessibility of the Spectra sedan in a sportier package that closely mimics the hottest of hot hatches, the Mazda MAZDA3s. While the Spectra5 can't yet match the Mazda in the areas of performance, features and resale, it does offer an inexpensive alternative with a lot of aftermarket potential. Don't forget that Kia's incredible 10-year/100,000 powertrain warranty comes standard, too.

Consumer Reviews

NICE CAR

By on Thursday, August 23, 2007

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

"I'VE OWN THIS CAR FOR THREE YEARS.NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE IS A MUST.ONLY HAD TIRES AND BATTERY REPLACED.MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW MAIN- TENANCE BY THE BOOK AND KEEP RECORDS. KIA MAY DECLINE REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY IF PROOF OF SCHEDULE MAIN- TENANCE CAN'T BE PROVIDED (SPECIFICALLY POWERTRAIN)"

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Unliked at first.

By on Sunday, April 08, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Easy to drive. Great gas mileage. Very safe."

Cons: "Low power."

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

"When I first got this car it had 156 miles on it. It had a bad problem where it would just turn over but wouldn't start. The place I bought the car eventually fixed it after taking it 3 times. This left a bitter taste in my mouth for a while but I started to like the car more and more the longer I had it. It is quite durable. The true test for me was I got into a 5 car pile-up. We were all going 55 mph and I got sandwiched between a Chevy Suburban and a Dodge Challenger. I felt NOTHING. This car kept me safe. Even one of the police officers on the scene made a comment about the car. They didn't lie when they gave it a 5 star crash test rating."

13 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great little car for the money.

By on Friday, November 13, 2009

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"Purchased this car for the sole purpose of commuting to work. The price / warranty were big selling points and the interior was adequate and surprisingly spacious up front (I am 6' 4" - 260 lbs) While long trips are out of the question, the car is comfortable for me during my commute (45 mins). After 4 1/2 years and 60K miles, this car has been fantastic. Other than performing scheduled maintenance, there have been no engine/mechanical issues. I have had a few very minor issues, in the first 2 years, that were covered under warranty and replaced without question: 1. Speedometer was replaced. 2. Replaced driver side visor (mirror fell out) 3. Replaced 2 hubcaps (paint peeling) For such an afffordable car, the safety features are great (front, side airbags, auto sensor for passenger airbag) while the interior material quality is mediocre (which was expected) but more than adequate. Great car for a starting driver. Not too powerful but can get up onto the highway when needed. Mine has been reliable and is still in great shape, especially since it is not kept in a garage. Hope this helps."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful