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Questionable reliability
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By FASV
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I still like this car; however; only after 55,000 miles the alternator failed and at 67,000 the ac compressor had to be rebuilt. The alternator repair was covered by the warranty but the ac I had to pay for it. Recently I replaced the brakes for the first time and the timing belt and engine belts. Tires twice and battery twice as well. Other than that I still like the car but will think twice again of buying another Kia. The 60,000 miles warranty is for a reason.


Best Features

Ride comfort interior space well designed dashboard and instruments paint quality seats fabric quality


Worst Features

Model already substituted by the forte


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Cheating on GAS Mileage
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By Unhappy user
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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For gas price over $2/g. Gas mileage is one of the most important factor when I buy car. Its sticker shows 25- 34 miles/gallon. But after driving 13,000 miles, I am only getting 27 miles/g_freeway. Is it only me or just like some Kia dealers say, need to break in. After 13,000 miles???


Best Features

cheap price and cash rebate!


Worst Features

GAS MILEAGE!


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Nice
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By Trent a
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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We love the car


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Lots of kit for less dollars
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By Good value
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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haven't had my Spectra long but I'm satisfied with it. The engine provides reasonable power but the automatic transmission could shift smoother. Good cabin materials and nice exterior. Some might have trouble finding a fully loaded model however.


Best Features

Six airbags. Safety is important and no other vehicle in this price group offers it standard.


Worst Features

Smoother automatic. Better engines with more power and miles per gallon.


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Great Car
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By Happy Kia Owner 2
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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So far this has been a great car! The redesigned Kia Spectra is built solid, and the new motor is much better then the old 1.8. It's quiet, and gets great gas mileage. The inside is quite roomy front and back. Adults actually can be comfortable in the back!


Worst Features

Need better standard wheels and tires.


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