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Don't Buy any Kia
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By tattoohank
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2000 Kia Spectra Sedan GSX 4dr Sedan


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As soon as I drove it off the lot, my troubles began. I have returned this car 8 times for repair. Mainly because of cheap materials. I still have to take it back for 3 more repairs. Most recently the dashboard came unglued, sounds like there is a screw rattling around in the steering wheel, and the paint is peeling. My nightmare continues. I only get 22 MPG. Do yourself a favor and don't buy one.


Favorite Features

None - There is nothing I like about this car.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality control and workmanship. The best thing they could do is just stop making Kia's.


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THE choice in affordable 4-dr Hatchbacks
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By S. U. Potter
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2000 Kia Spectra Sedan GS 4dr Sedan


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I had been looking at used '94-98 VW Golfs for a Hatchback before I realized Kia started making one in 2000. Lacking refinement compared to a Honda or Toyota, but has an excellent 4-Door Hatchback layout, and for the price, it's good enough.


Favorite Features

Engine responsiveness, trunk room, fuel economy. Handling with tires one size larger than original more than good enough. Styling gets compliments for its BMW-like shape.


Suggested Improvements

Better lower back support in seats, better open-door stays.


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Spectra not a favorite
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By Rootzy
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2000 Kia Spectra Sedan GSX 4dr Sedan


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This car had multiple problems right after buying it brand new. I sent it to the shop three times for exhaust problems. It is cheaply made and the interior is drying and cracking. All the air conditioning vents broke and fell out about a year ago.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality, and overall quality!


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basic transportation
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By trotter
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2000 Kia Spectra Sedan GS 4dr Sedan


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not a bad car as some magazines rate it.good basic transportation very reliable so far 40,000 miles as on car has not had any problems at all,ride is somewhat noisy comfort level is fair a good second car for back to back. somewhatunderpowered but not unbearable.


Favorite Features

fun to drive handles excellent.air cond. excellent,good sound system


Suggested Improvements

better seats better tires quiet road noise


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By Zebulund
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2000 Kia Spectra Sedan GS 4dr Sedan


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I recently purchased a Kia Spectra 2000 yr. model, and so far I'm impressed with the car for the price. Not too many people could tell me about them, but so far everything I've found on the Internet is far from negative. I think that Kia will continue to catch on in the States. It's affordable and a basic little car, but it's been great for the gas mileage. I'm going to college, and I drive back and forth. It's perfect for what I needed.


Favorite Features

I like the styling and simplicity of the interior


Suggested Improvements

They could offer a sun roof option


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