Strengths: GREAT MPG. I AVERAGE 28 MPG IN MIXED DRIVING IN TOURISTVILLE, MYRTLE BEACH,SC.
MY SPECTRA IS THE BASE AND COMES WITH MORE THAN THE FORD FOCUS LX. WAKE UP, IT IS 2003, WE ALL WANT A CD PLAYER. KIA SPECTRAS COME WITH A STANDARD CD PLAYER. WITH THE 5 SPD, THERE IS DECENT POWER.
Weaknesses: HAD TO HAVE THE LEFT DOOR PANEL REPLACED, IT WAS BROKE. ALSO, IF YOU EXPERIENCE A DOOR VIBRATION WITH THE RADIO, PRESS THE MAP POCKET. IT WILL STOP. I PUT A SMALL PIECE OF FOAM BETWEEN THE PANELS AND THE SPEAKERS SOUND GREAT!
Summary: I LOVE MY KIA. IT SEAMS THAT KIA HAS WORKED OUT THE BUGS. A LOT OF FOLKS PUT KIAS DOWN. REMEMBER HONDA AND TOYOTA IN THE 1970S AND 80S? I WAS A KID AND I REMEMBER MY PARENTS FRIENDS CURSING ABOUT THE CHEAP JAP CARS. WELL THEY ARE THE BEST NOW. I BELIEVE KIA IS CATCHING UP WITH THE AUTO INDUSTRY, SINCE BEING BOUGHT BY HYUNDAI. I HATE FORDS, EVER HEARD OF THE FORD COUNTOUR? THEY ARE SORRY EXCUSES FOR AMERICAN CARS. I LOVE MY KIA.
Similar Products Used: FORD ESCORT 1993, ALSO A GREAT CAR!
Summary: Uh, where do I start. Well...this car is a bad joke. I hate it. I wish I had got that new 03 cavalier right about now. This kia thing just fell apart; everytime I would leave somewhere a little pile of parts would get left behind and stuff. the glovebox broke and it took about 5 weeks to get the part in. the windshield wiper fell off in front of a bunch of my homies and now they won't hang out with me. also, my 3 year old son told me to get a real car. man did that hurt. i went to burger king yesterday and they laughed at me in the drive thru window. dont buy this car.
Weaknesses: It`s not made for a tall and large person.
It`s not reliable.
You have to put the stick-shift in drive before emptying the ash-tray ?????
Summary: This car was great for the first 9mnts then suddenly my gsx died on the road, they had to replace the battery, And now it`s on it`s third visit all relating to the same problem...STARTING UP.I only have 20,000kms. I miss my old car so much...it was 10 years old but it never let me down.
Similar Products Used: I have never owned a new car that has had this many WARRANTY problems in a single year. They should increase the curriculum at the universities to 5 years for a mechanical engineer degree.
Rating Reviewed by: ray block(Unregistered User)
Review Date April 20, 2002
Overall Rating 3 of 5
Value Rating 4 of 5
Used product for 3 Months to 1 year
Visitors rate this review 5.00 of 5,
Review 5 of 244
, from adelanto,ca us
from kia of riverside
Strengths: comfort,gas milege,warranty, good solid ride ,over all good deal for the money!
Weaknesses: speakers could have more ummff
Summary: now called the "spectra a great commuter car.....if your looking for a basic transportion car this is it!,i drive between 6 & 7 hundred miles a week commuting to and from work so believe me when i say that this car is pretty comfortable,i''ts decent on gas about 31-34 highway could be a little better for this class but all in all for the $money its a really sound investment!i would recomend you check one out