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2000 Kia Spectra - Consumer Opinions

 

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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 47 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
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#1
GREAT LITTLE CAR
Source: MSN Autos

...PROBLEM FREE, LOOKS APPEALING, MANY CONVENIENT FEATURES INSIDE LIKE A FOOT REST FOR MY LEFT FOOT FOR LONG TRIPS, BUILT IN CUP HOLDERS, LITTLE NICK KNACK BOX NEXT TO THE DRIVER SEAT, COMES WITH 4 CARMATS FROM THE MFG, VERY GOOD FM/AM/CASSETTE STEREO, THERES AN OPTIONAL PACKAGE TO PROTECT THE PAINT, THE SEATS AND CARPETS, AND THE VINYL FROM THE HEAT (I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CRACKING AND THE PAINT LOOKS WONDERFUL, I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY WHEN I HAVE AN ACCIDENT ON THE SEAT). Cons: BEING FORCED TO BUY AIR BAGS Overall: EXCELLENT 4 CYL CAR...

#2
Wasn't bad, but could have been a whole lot better
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Price Cons: Very cheap material, Goes through breaks quickly, I could go on.
Overall: Was good for the first 100,000 miles that I owned it (life of the warranty) then things started to go downhill fast.
I won't completely bash it. Overall no major problems until the end, but I am very happy I just traded it in ;)...

#3
Never again-engine fire & brake failure
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Liked the body style Cons: Brake failure, vibration over 70 mph, squeeling noise, engine caught on fire Overall: Would not recommend this car.
Huge depreciation rate, and they can never seem to find the problem when brought in. Engine fire was last straw. Totalled it, and would NEVER buy another Kia...

#4
Perfect Car
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I like everything about this car. Simply, Kia Spectra is a great car. Cons: N/A Overall: Very economic car, great for driving in a city, great waranty and very cheap price...

#5
satisfied customer
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: the versatility and reliability. Cons: none at this time. Overall: It's a very dependable vehicle...

#6
the sour lemon
Source: MSN Autos

...Cons: I hate the darn car all in all, From one month after buying it I have had to turn it in over and over for pretty much the same things and other odd things falling off. Overall: I have been trying to find an someone to represent me in claiming this car to be a LEMON. There have ben many times that the car would not start and by the time a tow truck arrived it would start, I was told that there was nothing that could be done because it was running at the time that it went to the dealer for repair, in the mean time me and my little ones are burning up in tripple digt heat. After a couple...

#7
Great first car!
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Sporty look. Many compliments. Good power for a 4 banger!
Great on fuel. Cons: Common problem with hatchback not opening from lever inside vehicle.
Had to replace tps sensor, covered under warranty.
Needs more lights illuminating inside car at night.
Overall: Great first experiance with Kia. I have over 60,000 with this vehicle and not much to complain about.
I bought this vehicle new and did not have a problem with warranty when it was needed. I would most definitly buy another Kia. I got my eyes on a Sorento...

#8
Do yourself a favor and don't buy this car
Source: MSN Autos

...Poor Gas Mileage only 22 MPG. Poor Finish and Materials, cheap material shrunk in the sun in Florida, had to replace Windshield Nosles, Back Glass Seal, all trim pieces seem to shrunk in the Sun. Truck release broke off. Hole in muffler. Seats are uncomfortable. Glove Box door never has fit correctly. The inside truck release has never worked. Lot of rattles. Overall: I would not recommend this car to anyone. Workmanship is very poor. Cost way more than it is worth, resell value to very low. I have return for warrantee work about 10 times. The strangest thing is the outside trim pieces are...

#9
Reliable basic Transportation
Source: MSN Autos

...I have not had one problem except for the molding around the windshield coming loose on the interstate. 10 year/100k warranty. I have owned Fords, Chevys and Volkswagons and this is the most reliable car I have ever had. Cons: Resale value. When I purchased it, I needed a car badly and did not want to take a chance with a used car. Now that I can afford something a little nicer I am going to take a big hit trading it in. I owe $7500 and the most I have been offered on a trade it is $3500. Overall: This is the perfect car if you plan on keeping it and driving it til it dies. I would definitly...

#10
Kia Fun To Drive
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Handles well. Good mileage. Nicely styled. Cons: Rear window visibility is limited due to low front drivers seat and high back hatch with fairly small rear window.
Cheap visors. Overall: Nice handling inexpensive car for a second car or a teenager...


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