Used 2002 Kia Spectra Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Kia Spectra - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

92 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Spectra model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
good little car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By sak713
on

Vehicle

2002 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

so far the car has been good we had one recall something to do with something in the gas tank but we took it back to the dealer and it was fixed in less then 30 min. so far nothing else has happened. Tires are a different thing.they suck.they need to find a different kind of tire to put on the car they are fine if you dont have to drive in snow. but trust me dont drive the car off the lot in the tires that are on the car if it snowing out. but other then that it a nice car. theres plenty of room in the back for a car seat. but if you have to put two in dont plan on anyone else riding back there. but we like it.


Favorite Features

storage space and lay down seats in the back to make more trunk room


Suggested Improvements

better tires


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great car for the $$$
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jake Dailey
on

Vehicle

2002 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I can't say anything bad about this car. I've owned it for 9 months and for basic reliable transportation, you can't go wrong. I wouldn't buy it new, since it depreciates so fast, but as a used car, it's not bad! It's fun to drive with the manual tranny, I took a 1st and a 2nd in the local autocrosses with only upgraded 17" wheels and kuhmo tires:) I also added a CD player.


Favorite Features

I enjoy how nimble it feels and I like the manual tranny.


Suggested Improvements

A little more power would be nice.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By VICKIE STONE
on

Vehicle

2002 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

WE GOT THIS 2002 KIA IN MAY 2002. IN FEB. 2003 PAROMOUNT KIA HAD TO PUT IN A NEW TRANSMISSION AND NOW IT IS DEC.2003 AND THE NEW ONE IS GIVING US TROUBLE. SO WE WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER KIA. WE SEE WHY THEY GIVE THE 10 YEAR/100,000 MILE WAR. . BECAUSE YOU NEED IT .


Favorite Features

WE LIKE THE WAY THE CAR LOOKS LIKE A SPORTS CAR AND IT DRIVES GOOD.


Suggested Improvements

PUT IN AMERICAN MADE TRANSMISSIONS ,MAY THEY WILL LAST LONGER.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

KIA
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By LANCEYOUNG
on

Vehicle

2002 Kia Spectra LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

WE WERE DRAWN IN TO THE DEALER BY THE LOW PRICED RIO, AND AFTER HEM AND HAWING AROUND WE TEST DROVE THE SPECTRA, AND THERE WAS NO QUESTION. THE VALUE WAS THERE


Favorite Features

FUN TO DRIVE


Suggested Improvements

ADDITIONAL SAFETY FEATURES, WOULD REALLY BE A BENEFIT, CONSIDERING WHO WILL MOST LIKELY BE DRIVING THIS CAR


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Horrible VEhicle
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Kelley W.
on

Vehicle

2002 Kia Spectra GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had nothing but trouble with this car. It was built cheaply. It shakes and rattles and every month I seem to have to pay for something to get fixed. Warranty is horrible. Wheels and brakes defective! I've had them fixed several times and they continue to cause me problems. It can only get worse.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411