Used Kia Spectra

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

The EX trim adds cruise control to its standard equipment roster, while a power glass sunroof and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are now offered as options.

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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.

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2007 Kia Spectra What's new for 2007? 
2007 Kia Spectra

Minor updates to the interior and exterior mark the Spectra's major changes. A tire pressure monitor is now standard, as is an auxiliary audio input jack.

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 first car

By on Sunday, January 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable powertrain, appearance of the rear"

Cons: "Front appearance, stereo quality"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"The good points: I have this car for 9 months now, and I found it dependable in the Dallas area. Has enough power to overtake long vehicles on 70 mph freeways. It has not developed any mechanical faults. Cheap service and parts. Not so good: The following things have started to go wrong as it ages: 1. Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Speedometer stops working on the hottest days of the year. The ride and handling is not as comfortable as my other car (comparing to my 2004 MB E-class). The check engine light came on one morning in January, with "Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor Low", but it went away in the evening. I did not feed any difference in the car."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Awesome car.

By on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I love this car. It's very sharp looking, handles well, is comfortable and dependable. The gas mileage is good and I haven't had to make any major repairs. I get compliments on the car all the time and I've had it for 3 years already. This is our second Kia and I would definitely by another one."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Thursday, September 15, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I love my Spectra SX. It is responsive and reliable and seriously fun to drive. I don't like the look all that much, but the joy of driving a quick car that handles this well outweighs the looks."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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