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2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback

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Corolla VS. Spectra--2 months later
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vallet1
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Vehicle

2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Ok, I have to admit--I was wrong. I
have had nothing but problems with
this car. It has been in the shop 3
times (the closest dealer is 60 miles
away). Luckily it has all been covered
under the warranty. But, it is a
hassel to be without a car and to beg
for rides to pick-up the car from
friends. I think that I can claim this
car as a lemon soon.


Best Features

warranty


Worst Features

Offer a loaner car program like Suzuki


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Corolla VS. Spectra
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vallet1
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2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I won a 2003 GSX on E-bay for only
$5000. The car had only 13,000 miles
on it. I thought that I would try
to "turn a fast profit" by selling it
locally for $8000. Well, I spent $200
in ads and brought it to a local car
lot and after 3 months I could not
sell it for even $7000. I had a 2003
Toyota Corolla and needed to get rid
of ANY car I could. I wound-up selling
the Corolla for $13,000 and used the
profit to pay-off the Kia. I now own
(free and clear) and have been driving
the Kia for 3 weeks. I find the Kia to
be a much better car than the Toyota.
It rides better, looks better and is
more comfortable.


Best Features

Cheap to buy as a used car Nice warranty Sporty looking


Worst Features

Have more dealerships


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Spectra GS
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By sterlinco
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Vehicle

2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback GS 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Has been extremely dependable though it
does lack somewhat in comfort. Long
distance driving can be tiring but all
in all an otherwise excellent car


Best Features

Dependablility


Worst Features

Increase size somewhat to improve comfort. More insulation to reduce road noise.


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I like my Kia
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ds153
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2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I think the KIA Spectra is a great
driving vehicle. It has many good
qualities, such as a sporty body style,
interior has alot of leg room, and
comfortable seating. I have the GSX
Hatchback, which has extra trunk
space. This car has alot of nice
features and the reliability is near
excellent, I would recommend this
vehicle highly, and you can't go wrong
with the excellent warranty and great
price.


Best Features

Sporty body style, hatchback, good road handling and roomy interior. And of course the warranty.


Worst Features

Gas milage could be better.


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I LOVE MY Kia Spectra GSX
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Donna Gorham
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Vehicle

2003 Kia Spectra Hatchback GSX 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Since I've had this wonderful gift from
my hubby to drive, I've had *freedom*
again. I can get out to do my
shopping, errands, and other necessary
tasks which involved driving around the
city. I do not have to worry about it
breaking down 2-3 times a week. The
fuel use is so negligible, I'm using
less than 1 full tank per month. And
the back seats let down so I can haul
as much as I need to. I't my little
beauty and I am quite please with her.


Best Features

Her color for one thing. A beautiful, deep teal. The ease of her automatice transmission. Her 6 CD changer and speaker system. Her "get up & go" for such a small engine.


Worst Features

I *do* wish I had gotten her with a sun roof, and the keychain automatic lock and unlock features. Other than that, no problems.


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