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.
Ride comfort interior space well designed dashboard and instruments paint quality seats fabric quality
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???
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.
Six airbags. Safety is important and
no other vehicle in this price group
offers it standard.
Smoother automatic. Better engines
with more power and miles per gallon.
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!